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To list your item, please send a title, description and photo (strongly recommended) of the item along with your contact info (phone number and/or email) to the editor.

Honda CRV For Sale

2000 Honda CRV.
Automatic Transmission.
200cc engine. Power windows and locks. Security system. 183,000 original miles. Imported from the United States. Clean interior. No oil leaks. Well maintained.
Regular maintenance performed.
A/C works great. 
Asking $7,200 (USD).  Will listen to "reasonable" offers. 

Reason for selling: Son-in-law and daughter had to rush back to the States for son-in-law's emergency heart surgery. Selling car to help with expenses. 

To schedule an appointment to view the car
Please call:
Wendy Bernabé 

posted 12/4/2018  

L@@K! Compound Miter Saw for Sale

Chicago Electric 12" Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser
Excellent condition with dust bag  Only $250

Call Ernie 8-493-7851

posted 10/30/2018

Italian "Leatherette" Sofa with ottoman

Sofa less than a year old. Italian sofa, chaise and ottoman with high grade  "leatherette" a.k.a vinyl. Purchased at $1000 asking $800.

Contact: Carol Williams at

posted 10/30/2018  

2009 Toyota Yaris

Excellent condition, Automatic,
with the DUA (all import taxes paid), Riteve, 153,000 miles, good tires, new battery
5,500,000 Colones O.B.O.
Call Scott
8916-6193 or 2454-3643

posted 10/10/2018  

Various Items for Sale

Garmin Nuvi 200 GPS       15,000.00 colones

Toshiba DVD Recorder/Player with remote and manual in English  25,000 colones

Charles 2494-6553  or

Samsung DVD Player with remote and manual in English    10,000 colones
Linksys Router   WRT 54G V8     With English Manual    10,000 colones
TDK Computer Desktop 3.5 DVD Recorder/Player     IDE     10,000 colones
Samsung Computer Desktop 3.5 DVD Player Sata 5,000 colones
posted 9/3/2018  

1990 Nissan 4x4 Pathfinder for Sale

1990 Nissan 4x4 Pathfinder 

$3500.00 or C1,982,933.50 : Negotiable

*Manual* :  Plates and Riteve(Mayo) Up to Date

Dark Blue - Blue interior

Milage 212,000 / Reg Gas

Fair condition - Runs Good

Radio/CD Ac/Heat Auto-Windows and Locks

NEW Battery and Catalytic Convertor

GREAT for the BEACH!!!

Contact Steve at

updated 9/3/2018  

Sturdy Bed Platform + More For Sale

Magic Chef microwave, works fine but does not revolve $25

Oster glass blender $25

Salad spinner $5

Capresso coffee maker with thermos carafe $20

Wooden bedside lamps $20 for the pair

1996 Honda Civic DX Automatic 2 door hatchback

₡3,500.00 colones or $6,200.00 dollars

Grecia, Costa Rica

This is an excellent car. Only has 79,000 original miles on it. Has been checked by my mechanic and is in excellent condition.

New tires, new battery and just passed Riteve for the year, good until August 2019.

Purchased from a good friend who imported it from the USA and has now moved back to the USA.


updated 8/19/2018

LG Refrigerator, 17 CF

Works perfectly, serviced within the last year by La Urena.
Sarchi,   83087732


posted 8/3/2018

Canon Camera for Sale

Nearly New, Never Used
Canon Rebel EOS T6 Camera 
With EFS 18-55mm lens
Batteries with Charger
Extra Flash 
Wide angle lens
Carrying case




posted 8/3/2018

For sale: 2003 Dodge Durango SXT


135,000 miles, new rearend, brakes and emergency brakes. 3rd row seat (7 Passenger), More pictures available...

Contact Byron Swainey - 8634-7888 (Sarchi)

US$7200.00 or best offer



posted 7/28/2018

Various Items for Sale

White wooden bookcase, 79" x 46" x12"  $75

Single bed with like new mattress  $100

Dining table, very good condition, seats six,
36" x 63"  $150

Sturdy wooden table and 4 chairs  $100

In Sarchi, contact -


updated 7/29/2018  



SIZE: 150 X 260CM


posted 7/9/2018  

Several Items for Sale - L@@K!

computer system $225

Gas counter stove  $14

Large American Tourister Suitcase $30

Ice Maker $12 

2 Audio Microfones  $25

Diamond Media Converter  $12



phone 2 454 1240

posted 7/6/2018  

2007 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - For Sale

I am selling my 2007 Mitsubishi Montero Sport GLS 2.8 Litre Turbo Diesel with 5 speed  Manual transmission, 4x4, air conditioning, Pioneer stereo, 5 passenger.

I have owned this car for the past 3 1/2 years and it is a great car for Costa Rica.

Great fuel efficiency and I have never had it in the mechanic for repairs. I change the fuel filter, air filter and new brakes recently and it runs great. It has 186,000km.
I am asking $14,000 or offer.
My name is Renzo and you can call me at 8592-0107 or email me at
posted 7/2/2018  

Treadmill for Sale

LIFE FITNESS TREADMILL, in good working condition.

$300.00, or best offer.
Call: 6154-9037

Updated 8/3/2018

Specialized Sirrus Elite bicycle for sale

​Beautiful, lightweight, sleek Specialized Sirrus Elite bicycle for sale. I brought this lightly-used bike down from the States and never used it here. A year ago it was professionally tuned and tweaked and calibrated and hasn't been touched since then.

Silver color, brand-new tires, tools, tool pouch, spare inner tube, patch kit, tire pump attached to frame, 2 water bottles, excellent condition for a smooth ride and great exercise.

Price: $595 or C340,000 colones

Located on upper Calle Rodriguez outside of San Isidro de Grecia about 2km past the entrance to Bosque del Niño park.
Contact: Walt Clayton at 2444-4237 or 6246-6015 WhatsApp

posted 4/4/2018

For Sale - Wooden Room Divider

Wooden Room Divider made in Sarchi. 

Each panel is 2’ 6” wide & stands 5’ 4” tall.  The divider is on wheels. 

Asking $75.00  Call Pamela 8534-2430

posted 3/1/6/2018

Various Items for Sale - NEW ITEMS!

Used Knee Scooter, Brand Name “Drive”.  Improved mobility for ankle or foot injuries.  Much better than a wheelchair.

$60.00 or 35,000 Colones.  Call 6154-9037

posted 7/2/2018

Used, orthopedic boot for ankle or foot injuries. 

Size “Small” for women.

$50.00 or 30,000 Colones.  Call 6154-9037

posted 7/2/2018

Set of golf clubs:

Used K Tour with golf bag and a shipping bag in wheels, Irons #3 through #9, sand wedge, putter, and pitch and wedge.  Woods #1, 3, 5.

$75.00 or best offer
Call:  6154-9037


Set of older, steel shank golf clubs. $15.00 or best offer.
Call: 6154-9037

Extra Large

Doggie Door 14”W x 26”H,  $25.00


Glass and Chrome Shelf, $15.00
Call 6154-9037

updated 8/3/2018

Various Items for Sale

Bumper protector for large SUV or Truck -
30,000 colones


Fiberglass single sink & drainer, plus pipes - ¢10,000


Chrome Monomano Washerless No-Drip Faucet - ¢25,000

Black & Decker Weed Whacker - electric - ¢20,000

Pendant Lamp Fixture - ¢7,500

Double Cartridge Under-counter Water Filter



posted 1/9/2018

Bunn VPR Commercial 12-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Brewer, with 2 Warmers

If you brew up to 15 lbs a week of coffee this machine is for you.

Includes one decanter, Pack of Filters.
It has been used, the plastic cover for the bottom switch is broken. (Switch works)

We have some of the best coffee in the world. Make sure you only serve fresh brewed!

All the proceeds for this sale go to a widow and three small children who lost their father in a tragic accident the day after Christmas 2016.

Updated price! $125.00
Open to offers.

Contact: Michael and Karen Elder -

New delivered to Costa Rica $475.80 *
All Inclusive Price in Costa Rica, Administrative Charges $20.62


Updated 7/24/2017


Twin Murphy Bed for Sale

So many friends, so few beds!
Problem solved.
Twin/Continental size murphy bed complete with 39” (99cm) mattress and bedding. Never slept on.
Mechanism is sturdy, no accidental dropping.
Bed is brought down using handles at either end. When released, they become the support legs.
Unit MUST be secured to a wall. Ledge along top secures bolts (included) to the wall.
In closed position bed is 16” (40.5cm)from wall. In open position 45” (123cm) from wall
Length: 79” (201cm) Height: 46” (117cm)
Mechanism purchased from Create-a-Bed, Louisville, Kentucky. 299 USD/set. 160,638CRC
Asking: 225,000CRC
Puente de Piedre, Grecia.
Contact : Ellen


posted 7/24/2017

2 Belt Sanders for Sale


Two Porter Cable 3X21 8amp belt sanders. New in box, never used. 
$250.00 US each. No trades or discounts. Cash.
Harv at 86 39 21 57 or

posted 6/26/2017

Sand Blasting Cabinet

In addition there is 20kg of media (sand) in the cabinet and I have 5 additional 20kg bags that go with the machine.

$200US or 112,000 colonies.

Contact David Atchison, 8429-4666

posted 5/9/2017

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2-bowl Kitchen Sink

I brought down a gloss white Corstone acrylic 2-bowl kitchen sink which I cannot use.

It measures 33" long X 22" wide X 8.5" deep and is brand-new, never taken out of its box.

Price is USD $175.

Walt Clayton 2444-4237 or 6246-6015.
posted 1/4/2017  


Great White sharks are guaranteed off Dangerous Reef, South Australia. So that's where our film crew hung out in 1984 on a chartered prawn trawler during production of the NBC mini-series, OceanQuest.

With great attack footage "in the can," we played tourist before heading home. We squandered our per diem on everything from stuffed koalas to Aboriginal didgeridoos. Except me. Mine went to opals from the famous Coober Pedy underground mine.

Actually, they aren't solid opals. They're known as triplets and consist of a dark backing, a slice of opal, and a quartz dome that protects the opal while letting the kaleidoscope of colors glitter through. Still, they are valuable, and come in myriad enthralling shapes, sizes and hues. Their renown play-of-colors in shifting light is mesmerizing.

For over three decades my little hoard has languished in a safe, until now, when I picked out two matched ovals to have earrings made as a gift. Local jewelry artist Marta Mata of Grecia mounted them in silver in her own workshop, and they came out fabulous. I may keep one triplet for a pendant, but the rest, all unmounted, are up for sale to an appreciative buyer. (Please click here to see separate article on Marta.)

The accompanying photos don't do justice to the stones. Their colors are ever-changing depending on the light and viewing angle. One must see them in-person to fully appreciate their beauty and jewelry potential. In length they range from 7mm ($45) for tiny ear piercings to 13mm ($150) and 18mm ($200) for regular earrings and bracelets to 20mm ($250) for a pendant.

To see them, please call Walt Clayton at 2444-4237 (home) or 6246-6015 (mobile), or send an email to I live outside San Isidro de Grecia on Calle Rodriguez at 1.9 km past the Bosque del Niño entrance.

Make the holidays special this year, and take some triplets to Marta to do her magic!  

posted 9/7/2016

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Ongoing Items for Sale

By Walt Clayton

The holidays are upon us!

I can tell because they're selling plastic Christmas trees at Maxi Pali. Soon, Jingle Bells will override your taste in music. Holidays, Christmas, gifts... which brings me to Creaciones FLOR and the beautiful tote bags made by Flor Villarevia, whom I wrote about earlier at

Over the last several months, Flor has been fine-tuning her line of casual bags. Six original, exquisite wildlife embroideries -- toucan, Morpho butterfly, flying Quetzal, hummingbird with fuchsia, tropical frog, and sea turtle -- are available. Combined with vibrantly colored threads and the highest quality microfibra and microcuero fabrics they are stunning. Flor's attention to detail and consistent superb quality make them ideal gifts.

Three styles in several soothing colors and soft textures are offered: casual shoulder bag ("Casual" C18,000), backpack ("Salbeque" C22,500), and messenger ("Costado" -- a smaller bag, longer adjustable strap which can be worn over the shoulder or around the waist, C17,000). These are wholesale prices. Once they hit the gift shops they will likely double.

Pictures of the three styles and embroideries included here don't do them justice. You really must see and feel to appreciate the true colors and soft textures. For those traveling abroad over the holidays they make fabulous, highly-appreciated gifts. Flor can take orders and make them in time, but she would need to get started soon.

For those who are Spanish-challenged, I'll happily translate and coordinate an order or private showing within the Grecia area. Flor lives just outside San Isidro and can be reached at 8790-4573, or Walt at 6246-6015. We both use WhatsApp.

So give her a shout and snag a bag for someone really special... or just you! posted 11/27/2018

Judy's Coconut Oil - Lots of info at:

Quick info - click on the photo.





Holistic Health Products

NanoMatrix Colloidal Minerals

̈You can trace every sickness, every disease and every ailment to a mineral deficiency. ̈
Linus Pauling

Our colloidal minerals are unique, made by an exclusive process that produces highly bioavailable nano particles that are absorbed almost instantly into your bloodstream.

Price: 9000 colones per bottle or
3 bottles for 24.000 colones.

Ask us about quantity and wholesale discounts.

Logan Thompson
NanoMatrix Health Products

Click here to see descriptive color brochure - English or Spanish

Joy's Caesar dressing

Due to popular demand, I will be marketing and selling my Caesar dressing (the one served at our Italian night dinners at Isabel's restaurant). Please email me your order and you can get it from me at my home........or I can deliver it at the Bloom's meeting.........
I have several sizes......
the price is broken down to 50 cents an ounce..............thank you...Joy Carson,

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Local Artisan - Macrame jewelry & Roots Reggae Music

Looking for that simple gift for friends in the US? We get asked about local artists all the time and Rasta Miguel is as local as they come. rasta logo
rasta jewelry Miguel Quesada was born and raised in Grecia and has been playing and composing his own music for 10 years. Now he is creating artisan macrame jewelry as well. He has a variety of items for sale - bracelets necklaces coin purses - and can make items to order all at very reasonable prices.
rasta bolsas rasta group of items
Miguel also has a new demo of 5 original songs. You can hear Miguels' music on soundcloud - CD's are also available for 2000 colones each.
Rasta Miguel demo label

Check out his scene on FB at Rasta Miguel.

You can contact Rasta Miguel thru his FB page or

Registered artisan with Si Cultura! national program for creatives.

Support Local Artists!

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Click here for product list and more information!

Effective 10/23/2018, Earth Matters CR will no longer be delivering at the feria on Fridays. Instead, we will be at Johnny’s restaurant Mas Q Sabor on Thursdays between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

Contact Cat at or Melaney at

Custom Bird houses and Tree Ornaments for sale

The two bird houses on the left is the same bird house looking from the front and the back.  The back side has a plastic see though panel so that you can watch the birds build their nest and hatch their young.  The price is 25000 colonies.  The next house moving to the left is priced at 18000 colonies and the log cabin is 20000 colonies.  The ornaments are 5000 colonies each.  

For information please contact Harold O’Connor at 2444-2552 or email at  We can also make bird feeders or custom work if you have the plans.  I also have many other plans it you would like to see them.

Las dos casas de pájaros a la izquierda es la misma casa del pájaro que mira de la parte delantera y la parte posterior. La parte trasera tiene un panel de plástico, aunque vea cómo los pájaros construyen su nido y eclosionan a sus crías. El precio es de 25000 colonias. La siguiente casa que se mueve a la izquierda tiene un precio de 18000 colonias y la cabaña de registro es 20000 colonias. Los ornamentos son 5000 colonias cada uno. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con Harold O'Connor al 2444-2552 o envíe un correo electrónico a También podemos hacer comederos para pájaros o trabajos personalizados si tiene los planes. También tengo muchos otros planes que le gustaría verlos.


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Support Local Authors!

cooking the richCooking the Rich

by Aaron Aalborg

The book that makes Robespierre and Che look like a pair of wimps.

Cooking the Rich was published on May 11, 2016, and is now available from Amazon. It is available in paperback and e book versions.

It should make you laugh wince and think.

The best solution to the Donald Trump Phenomenon.

Recipes include,

All Profits go to the charity Oxfam.

Click on the links in paperback   and ebook

jim just

Faberge entanglement bookNew Book by Local Author Elle Brookes

"I love a romance novel that has suspense and thrills mixed in it. ...An interesting novel with a mystery just begging to be solved."

Available at:




Cooking in Costa Rica
by Gloria Yeatman

When you move to a Spanish-speaking country like Costa Rica, it can be daunting to stock your kitchen and cook meals when you don't know the names of your ingredients in Spanish. And even when you know the Spanish translation, it can be a challenge to find what you are looking for. Gloria Yeatman, Costa Rica expat, blogger, and co-creator of the popular website "Retire for Less in Costa Rica," has created a combination English/Spanish food dictionary, cookbook, shopping guide to make the transition easier. 

This practical guide and on-going reference tool includes a comprehensive English/Costa Rican Spanish dictionary of foods and things you find in the kitchen, a glossary of cooking terms and helpful adjectives, recipes and ingredient substitutions, metric conversion tables, and a resource section with links to expat cooking blogs, Facebook pages, specialty products, and more. You can buy the Kindle version on A print edition is in the works as well and should be available by Christmas 2017.

Book review by Ivy Penman

"Costa Rica – Tropical Gardening Companion" by Dr Karen Luedke

Dr Karen Luedke lives in Calle Rodriguez San Isidro de Grecia. She has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 2001 in veterinary medicine and cognitive neuroscience and is an avid gardener. Her extensive property is located at 5000 feet just below Bosque del Nino.

When I came to Costa Rica one of my retirement dreams was to have a tropical garden. I created a garden from scratch in New York (with the help of my husband Chris) and it was our pride and joy. It was a challenge and I foolishly thought it would be much easier here. After all “you just put a stick in the ground and it will grow.” How many times have I heard that? Unfortunately gardening is also a challenge here and it is quite different in many dimensions. The glossy books on sale show splendid plants but do not provide much in the way of growing instructions. Although altitude varies enormously in Costa Rica I have never seen this addressed in a plant guide till now. Most of the Viveros are located at lower altitudes and we all happily buy their plants without knowing if they will thrive in our properties. I have lost many plants simply through ignorance. High altitude can kill heat loving plants but it can also allow us to grow roses lilies and agapanthus.

This is an essential read for gardeners. Karen Luedke has written a splendid book – and the only one I have seen – which addresses the growing requirements of almost all the tropical plants we see around us. In addition to altitude the amount of sun/shade and watering requirements are discussed together with important issues such as mature size and season of flower. A comprehensive 130 pages the book is divided into sections such as fragrant plants trees and flowers flowers for cutting orchids herbs and shade plants. Plants’ medicinal properties are discussed together with old folk remedies. The book is illustrated throughout and written in a charming very readable style and is extremely comprehensive. In addition to the botanical names of plants and trees the local names are given and any other common nicknames. The book will allow you to identify all those plants flowers and trees you see around you. More importantly it will help prevent you from planting the wrong plant in the wrong spot. With this book you too can have green fingers and a garden like Martha Stewart! And ... you will love reading the book!

Costa Rica – Tropical Gardening Companion by Dr Karen Luedke. ebook $15. Print version $45.

To obtain the book contact Karen at

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Beautiful quilted wall hangings, pillow covers, table runners and aprons

Contact Judy Burnham for more info and to purchase. These items are made by her landlady in San Isidro.

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Santa wall hangingrunner 1

runner 2wall hanging

long runner

updated 12/16/2017

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Soli Mart - Showcasing Quality Products and the Vendors who make themSoli products

Soli Mart specializes in Certified Angus Beef tender aged beef buffalo pork and gourmet food products. Our search for artisan crafted goods can take us to trade shows a small farm in Guanacaste or a certified kitchen in Limon. Behind every item sold at Soli Mart is a story about the dedicated professionals who made it. Come and visit us!Soli beef


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Located in Cariari past Hard Rock Cafe. Turn right at Fresh Market and into parking lot on the right. We're in the corner past George's Pizza and the pharmacy. Look for us on Facebook Soli Mart where our other food items can be viewed too. Ask for Gloria 2239-5148. 

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Looking for...

I am looking for a car carrier for a small dog. Call Gerry 8643-2922 [posted 11/12/2018]

Our CD player was "lost" in our shipment from USA. Now we have all our CDs and no way to listen to them. Looking for a good used CD player (boom box) with detachable speakers. With or without radio is fine.  Call Wanda at 8827-2352 or Ted at 8827-2542. email  
Located in San Luis de Grecia.

Wanted:  New or used CD player in good condition.  Does not have to include a radio.  Please contact:  Mary Master ~~ 24-44-1707 or email: <>  I miss my tunes.

I am looking for clay pottery lessons (beginning to end product) in the Grecia area?


posted 1/9/2018

Wanted: Mid-size dresser (comoda), no more than 45,000 colones.
Joe Cahill,


Looking for a Pasta machine

Bill Pullara

posted 7/16/2017

Looking for a Canasta Card Club…..

Anyone know if there is one? If not, would anyone be interested in getting a club started?

Gerry Atchison

posted 7/15/2017

Looking for... A Champion juicer

We’d like to post a request for a Champion juicer if anyone has one to sell.

Denis Thompson


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