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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.

SUV for Sale: 1997 Honda CRV 4WD

Owned for 2 years
New gas engine
New belts, hoses, and clamps
Timing belt
Timing gears
Steering joint
Full tune up
PVC VALVE replace
Catalytic converter replaced
A/C check
Recently. Last 6 mos.

Four new tires
New discs on front and brake drums on back
New stabilizer/tie rod on front
New shocks
New radio with USB port
New power window motor
New battery
New radiator
Mileage: 171,790

Price: c4,250,000

El Cajon Arriba de Grecia, CR

If interested call Mark @8417-7117

posted 10/11/2019

NEW! Assorted Items for Sale!

Also – Please see my “home for sale by owner - Sarchi” ad on the Real Estate for Sale page.
Joe Cahill, - or call 2454 1240

USA MADE mattress matrimonial..exc. cond..$75

mattress second view

Sarchi-made CENICERO clothes hutch $125

mattress label closeup

Sarchi made CENICERO large bed..matrimonial  bed with mattess $250


OFFICE DESK..made in VA. USA  $70 Rollers for porton or large gate  4 par  $75 for all in photo half of cost


GE Frig inside view
W/ xtra cartridge  $140

8 gig desktop memory  (2x4)  $60  for all 8 gig
Joe Cahill, - or call 2454 1240
posted 8/24/2019

Toyota RAV4 2012 4X4

Gas, automatic 2.4.
Very low 53,600 km (only 33,300 miles!).
5-door. Silver. 
Good tires and alloys all round.
Very well looked after.

Includes Marchamo and RTV.


Excellent condition inside and out plus very clean. 

Second car not been used much as out of country a lot so selling for low price  

Only $16,000 OBO (Col. 904,500 OBO)


Situated between Grecia and Atenas.

Mechanic inspection MOST WELCOME.  

Sorry no exchange and no silly offers.

Please WhatsApp +506 8866-6814

posted 8/24/2019

Assorted - Kitchen and UNIQUE ART for Sale

Bread Cloche   happily used  $100.00 USD


Beautiful wall hangings!

Hand crafted from steel drums from the Caribbean Lesser Antilles.

Unique one of a kind!

Birds $80.00  USD

Fish, lighthouse and casita, $40.00 USD each 






Ceramic Vase    $25.00  USD


posted 7/29/2019

2016 Motorcycle for Sale

2016 Formula 250 cc motorcycle
2375 kilometers
Purchased new.  Garage kept and covered.  Absolutely perfect condition.  Includes helmet and cover.  $950.00 U.S.

call Dale @ 6171-7709

posted 6/21/2019

For sale: 2003 Dodge Durango SXT


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

Contact: Danny Morales (he is bilingual)

506-8889-4800... He is in San Ramon and has the car... Marchamo and reteve are up to date...

US$4000.00 or best offer



Updated 6/21/2019

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

$350.00 US



updated 5/20/2019

Palms in Sarchi

Palm Trees, well fed and disease-free at Wholesale prices! We live in Sarchi and will prepare any number for pick-up or will deliver anywhere in Costa Rica. We have two types, Royal Palms and Livistonias, ideal for landscaping or driveways, and both types are very wind resistant.

Large orders or one palm at a time is welcome. Less than half the price of local nurseries at @ 29,000 per palm.

Please call for a quote for quantity orders. Contact Scott or Cecilia at 2454-3643 or cell #8916-6193.

English and Spanish fluently spoken.

Palmeras, bien cuidadas, Precios por Mayor! Vivimos en Sarchi y podemos listar cual quiera cantidad para llevar o las entregamos por todo Costa Rica. Tenemos 2 tipos... Palma Reales y Livistonias. Muy resistente al viento. Pedidos grandes o pequeños estan bien!

Llame por cotizaciones por el transporte. Llame Scott o Cecilia al 2454-3643 o celular #8916-6193.

posted 4/19/2019  

Folding Bike for Sale


The photo of the bike shows a stand on the rear tire…I used for indoor exercise + $20 if you want it.
marilynn pinney

posted 3/17/2019

Single Bed and base

Single bed with like new mattress  $100

In Sarchi, contact -

updated 7/8/2019


2015 Kia for Sale

4 door beige
30,000 km
Marchamo and Reteve will be paid by seller


Call  60926197

posted 1/12/2019

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  

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

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

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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  

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Ongoing Items for Sale

Handmade, Custom Greeting Cards for All Occasions

Greeting cards are not easy to find in Costa Rica!

My cards are handcrafted by me and can be personalized for any occasion. 

"As seen at Blooms"!


I can be contacted at: 

posted 10/7/2019

Palms in Sarchi

Palm Trees, well fed and disease-free at Wholesale prices! We live in Sarchi and will prepare any number for pick-up or will deliver anywhere in Costa Rica. We have two types, Royal Palms and Livistonias, ideal for landscaping or driveways, and both types are very wind resistant.

Large orders or one palm at a time is welcome. Less than half the price of local nurseries at @ 29,000 per palm.

Please call for a quote for quantity orders. Contact Scott or Cecilia at 2454-3643 or cell #8916-6193.

English and Spanish fluently spoken.

Palmeras, bien cuidadas, Precios por Mayor! Vivimos en Sarchi y podemos listar cual quiera cantidad para llevar o las entregamos por todo Costa Rica. Tenemos 2 tipos... Palma Reales y Livistonias. Muy resistente al viento. Pedidos grandes o pequeños estan bien!

Llame por cotizaciones por el transporte. Llame Scott o Cecilia al 2454-3643 o celular #8916-6193.

posted 4/19/2019  

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!

We are 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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Free Stuff!

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Looking for...

Wanted:  Used blender, microwave or toaster oven, electric fry pan.   Also King or Queen Size mattress.   In decent shape, please.      Respond to Rhonda at  

updated 10/9/2019

Anyone interested in practicing some baseball ⚾️ please contact me Steve @ 8466 1089 or I have all the equipment, balls, gloves, bats etc. Also if there is anyone ages 8-100, that wants to learn how to play baseball ⚾️, I will do a clinic for them. Thanks, Steve

posted 7/30/2019

We are looking for a used Bowflex Max Trainer. Preferably M5 or newer, but M3 would be considered. 

Ted or Wanda, 8827-2542 or 8827-2352

posted 7/8/2019

Texas hold ‘em Poker group, weekly Saturday afternoons, looking for players. Regulation poker table 10,000 colon buy-in, with high hand for another mil. Snacks at break time to share and BYOB or ice tea included. La Guaria, Grecia. Call Cheryl and David at 6303-4113.

posted 3/25/2019

I would like to purchase a used 12 to 14 passenger van. 14 passenger preferred.

Patrick Ingrassia LMT
Nayada Institute of Massage
716-510-6853. Cell
716-217-0577. Bus
011- 506-6068-6938 Costa Rica

posted 1/17/2019


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