• Pura Vida Connections

Enjoy your life to the fullest ... in our beloved Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This Friday, February 3rd, Finca Amrta is hosting an amazing couple (Lana Sugarman and Narada), who are professional Kirtan singers, plus very special guest, the fabulous, Vyola Myst. You are all welcome to join us. It will be from 2-4pm. Hope to see you there!

Welcome to many new Subscribers! We are so fortunate to have so many talented friends down here on our Southern Zone ... there is virtually entertainment and activities whatever you enjoy. Please check our Events page to learn more about what is happening!

Slight correction from last week's Motmot photo .. thanks to Henry Kantrowitz, we are informed that the motmotidae is the family of motmots and coraciiformes is the order. The actual scientific name, of the blue-crowned motmot is motmotus coeruliceps.

7th Annual Envision Festival is almost here.

ICE is changing its policy for postpaid (contract) subscribers ... click here. Will be far more costly for high volume internet users.

Donating your body to medical science in Costa Rica (see more information on our Events page)

  • Following two previous successful donor events, more members of our expat community have expressed the wish to donate their body to medical science in Costa Rica.

  • One again, staff of the University of Costa Rica are willing to come to San Isidro to enable potential donors to complete the paperwork and avoid the journey to San Jose. The visit will take place on Thursday 23rd of February.

  • If you would like to make this ultimate tribute to the wonderful country of Costa Rica, please contact Sheelagh Richards at casaceltas@gmail.com. for further information

  • Another service to the expat community hosted by the Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club

Sacred Earth Farm in Las Tumbas is looking for a part time person a couple of days per week to tend to the organic garden, do the watering on the grounds, and other odd jobs that pop up. Possible living exchange situation for the right person. Must be non-smoker, no drugs, quiet, peaceful, Zen type person. Local CR phone # 4001-2080 (calls please, # does not receive messages.)


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For Friends of Joanna Becker ... as you probably know, Joanna passed away last year and her friend Arlie is bringing her ashes to San Isidro and will be having an memorial event on February 11th or 12th. Please contact Mark at rpzrpzrpz@gmail.com for more information. This wonderful woman was "Joanna Native Trees" and graciously shared trees with many throughout the years. She is deeply missed.

Looking for private car to rent until 27th February...contact at wonderway@gmx.ch

Muchos gracias blessings from the Family Meyer

House Sitter needed, May 1 '17 - July 31 '17

Looking for responsible, mature, non smoking couple to house sit our beautiful one bedroom, 1 1/2 bath two level home overlooking the pacific. Home is situated on 1/2 acre 360' above sea level with nice cool afternoon breezes. Less than one mile from the ocean with the sound of the waves gently putting you to sleep at night. Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, a nature lovers paradise. No animals to care for and not a lot of duties... water plants and keep the place clean. Pay own electric and wireless Internet service.

Contact: papabucko@yahoo.com

looking for two dog shipping crates, airline approved, for two dogs each ~ 45#

Thank you ~elena sacredgatekeepers@msn.com

I recommend getting on this Spanish word a day list ... great way to expand your Spanish. Click here to subscribe.

Check out Annie's Clinica Natura in Uvita ... see our ad under Services (right column).

Will have organic Soursop / Guanabana leaves at Colibri's Corner .. click here for their amazing benefits.

Afternoon Blues Live! every Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Rock 'n Roll (across from Lucky's Casino).

You may have heard Russ G singing soft folk and romantic rock at a party a couple of years ago. Well, he gets a little rowdy at this new Bar & Restaurant every Friday before sundown. So if you are a fan of CCR, The Eagles, Eric Clapton unplugged, and some soulful relics from the 30's and 40's, stop by for a brew and bocas. Give a listen and still get home before dark

Happy to share that we are now carrying delicious fresh lentil sprouts by Diane ... the best I've ever tried!

Just got a new supply of Organic Coconut Flour and the Garlic Amino Acids!

For those who enjoy meat ... we are very fortunate to have a new Lamb producer here .. and their booth is just 3 down from Colibri's Corner. They eat pasto (grass) and are well cared for. Dr. Adrian from Corral del Sol is a partner and you pick some up there, too. Call Juan Carlos at 8708-9000 or 8921-0889 to make an order or for questions. D' Mi Granja.

Room for rent,Guadalupe de Rivas, $10 night, Wendy 8915 2461 or wendycrews@gmail.com

Personal Chef,vegetarian, vegan, raw, your place or mine, 8915 2461 or wendycrews@gmail.com

Spanish Classes beginner,travel, conversational, English Classes beginner, intermediate, advanced, Guadalupe de Rivas,2mil($4) hour, Wendy Crews 8915 2461 or wendycrews@gmail.com

Fully Self-Sufficient Off-Grid Organic Finca/Farm with 2 Homes Unique Development on 65 acres (26 Hectares) $599,000

Wonderful new home for sale .. close to town ... click here.

Rave reviews on our super rico Sweet & Spicy Asian Hot Sauce ... great for just about anything (stir fries / salad dressing / marinade / eggs). Come by for a taster.

Very happy to have amazing, organic turmeric available in many forms ... now also in easy to take capsules! We also have the root and powdered forms.

Happy to offer now Coconut Aminos, large & small, and Teriyaki or Garlic. Healthy & delicious!

We are now offering beautiful BeesWax Candles ... a more ecological alternative ... locally made.

Turkey Tail Extract can be magical ... please click here to read of all the benefits. We are so fortunate to have a good supply at this time.

Stop by to sample our Vegan Flaxers, truly delicious and satisfying and come enjoy a Sampler with our amazing Ginger Kombucha.

New "Stuff for Sale" ... more on Stuff page

Visit KapiBlu and enjoy cold & hot drinks that are amazing ... great meals & comfy atmosphere too.

Remember to visit Urban Farm restaurant in town for their delicious breakfast & lunch menus. They are also adding new dishes and have a beautiful consciousness with their food.

Happy to have this week de Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellent ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... organic tobacco. Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Organic Macadamia Flour

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Turmeric Extract

  • Organic Shea Butter

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Clove Oil

Sauerkraut is one of the best foods for your tummy ... we are so fortunate to have Rosita's Organic Kraut ... so delicious & great for your digestion and general health.

The shitake mushrooms are extraordinary and quite magical .. click here to read about their many benefits.

Grass feed, beef bones, 5 dollars a pound. I can deliver to Tinmastes or PZ Thursday market. lindapanek@gmail.com

Moringa: One Of The World’s Most Abundant Sources of Vitamins And Minerals We are fortunate to have local, organic Moringa here in our area now ... I've been learning more about it's benefits and the amazing energy the seeds and leaves give ... and the healing qualities of the Oil. Trees also available ... all @ Colibri's Corner

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

We have mangosteen "matas" or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me know.trees@puravidaconnections.com

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • Turmeric Extract & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Mango or Papaya Salsas, spicy & delicious by Rosita

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Mariola Honey ... excellent for eye & ear infections

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa