Items For Sale - Items Wanted

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Ongoing items for Sale

Items Wanted

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Items for Sale

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.

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

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV - For Sale

43,500k/27,030 mil
Asking $25,000 OBO

Automatic transmission, 4 wheel drive,
7 passenger, Bluetooth, backup camera, climate control AC, high quality oversized tires (20”) with 10,000 kilometers, spare is new/never used.

Marchamo has been paid for 2018, no renewal needed until April of 2019.

Reteve is current. 
The SUV can be seen now but is not available until February 10th. 

Contact:  Willie (English & Spanish spoken) at 8374-3893; or English only contact Ken at 6015-8768(voice or WhatsApp).

posted 12/28/2017  

For Sale - Office chair in good condition

$20 or 10 mil colonies.

Contact Carole Ann 6015 8746 or Ken 6015 8768 (also WhatsApp).


posted 12/28/2017




Large TV Stand and Armoire for Sale - Grecia

Large TV Stand - ₡60,000

Very nice custom built TV stand made by Mucaru in Palmares. It measures 67" wide x 16" deep x 24" tall. In good condition. It has lots of storage for other things as well.  
Please send email to

Large Armoire - ₡170,000

This is a great piece of furniture for the bedroom or anywhere you may need more storage. We just moved in to a house that has closets and no longer need it. You will be responsible for moving. 170,000 colones or $300.

Size is 48" wide 20" deep and 85” tall.
Please send email to

posted 11/3/2017

2006 Hyundai Terracan 4x4 SUV FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER

2.9 Liter Turbo Diesel CRDI with 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive low range automatic transmission

Five passenger seating

Exterior: Silver over Grey (excellent);
Interior: Light Grey Leather (very good)

Air conditioning
AM/FM Bluetooth stereo radio with CD player

MultiLock transmission lock

Dual fog lights

148,000 kilometers (92,000 miles)

Regularly maintained in accordance with the owner’s manual
(service history available)

Good Pirelli Scorpion ATR tires, good brakes,
good suspension, good belts and hoses, etc

K&N TurboCharger air filter and spare filter

Riteve until June 2018; marchamo paid until January 2018


A few replacement parts are included (filters, alternator, etc)

English-language owner’s manual

Legally mandated emergency kit and
emergency tire inflator and battery

Compare at CRAutos.com

c5,500,000 ($9,800) or reasonable offer

Phone: 8896-2337

posted 8/16/2017

Sony home entertainment audio system

(5 speakers, woofer, tuner, remote),


posted 8/9/2017  

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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Brand new, never used, assembled utility trailer. I shipped it down but found out that I really don't need it. It's immaculate. This folding trailer only takes up 24" x 63" of floor space when folded, so it can be stored just about anywhere.Unfolded it can handle up to a 1195 lb. payload using a 1-7/8" ball hitch. Add plywood decking for a 48 in. x 96 in. bed. Trailer bed tilts all the way to the ground for easy loading and unloading. Heavy-duty steel frame with baked enamel finish. Frame has built-in slots for stake siding (stake sides not included).

Three-leaf spring suspension. Two 4.8 x 12 in. diameter tires.

Trailer is located on Calle Rodriguez outside San Isidro de Grecia.

trailer open

Price reduction! US $745 (C410,000)

Contact: Walt at 2444-4237. 

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Updated 1/4/2017



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  


Various Items for Sale

3-Light Pendant Light Fixture, new in box, purchased in the USA.
$50 or 27,000 colones.
Call 6154-9037

Set of used K Tour Titanium golf clubs with golf bag and a shipping bag on wheels.
Irons #3 through #9, sand wedge, putter, and pitch and wedge. Woods #1, 3, 5.

$150 or 82,000 colones

Call 6154-9037








updated 4/3/2017



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

Judy's Coconut Oil - Lots of info at:

Quick info - click on the photo.





Vidatox 30CH Homeopathic Treatment

Original item Vidatox 30CH, is angiogenic and is a bio-therapy homeopathic treatment whose active principle is the (non-toxic) venom from the blue scorpion Rhopalurus junceus, found in Cuba. Vidatox works by stimulating the immune system. This provides pain relief and healing as it has anti-inflammatory and pain killing effects. The use of Vidatox 30CH prevents the undesirable symptoms produced by the cytostatic drugs and ionizing radiations to which patients are usually subjected.

Created by Labiofam laboratories, in La Habana Cuba, I go there and buy it direct from them being Cuban. I do this to offset the cost for my parents bottles. Vidatox medication is one of the most natural and homeopathic medications available. It's also an effective analgesic and antipyretic. Vidatox is a non-toxic product that is administered through oral consumption. It is taken simply under the tongue as sublingual drops.

There are many testimonies of people who socially endorse its properties.

The bottle last approximately just over a month.

1 or 2 Bottles: $85 or 45,000 colones each.
3 or 4 Bottles: $76 or 41,000 colones each.
5 or more: $70 or 38,000 colones each.

Delivery: Hand deliver to almost anywhere in the Central Valley for 2 or more bottles or send it by bus to any part of Costa Rica. Contact Jennifer:  

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.
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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!

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

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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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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. 

adrian at feriaRusTicoArtesanos - At the Feria

Craftsman Adrian Cascante can be found every Friday and Saturday at the Grecia feria.

Adrian is a Sarchi artisan who creates beautiful wood items - small items such as bowls, chorreadores and artworks - he also makes larger rustic items such as tables.

Stop by and visit!


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Free Stuff!

Nothing at the moment!


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Looking for...

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 recliner chair.

Jennifer Schubert,

posted 10/12/2017

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

Office Chair with wheels

I'm looking for an office chair with wheels. Please contact Ana Zamora 83500215.

posted 4/3/2017

Looking for... A Champion juicer

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

Denis Thompson

In search of a wagon or a small garden cart

Can't use a wheel barrow. Please contact Mary @ 24-44-1707 or email:


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