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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Loving the changing seasons in our Magnificent Southern Zone of Costa Rica

White Crested Coquete ... Juan Carlos Vindas in Perez Zeledon

The PZ feria will be open Semana Santa Tuesday & Wednesday, April 11th & 12th.

PEREZ ZELEDON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CLUB INVITES YOU TO A SEMINAR Employing Workers in Costa Rica ~ All you need to know to get it right to be presented IN ENGLISH by ~ Snra Betsy Garcia Charpentíer Director of the Ministry of Employment in San Isidro del General on FRIDAY 31 MARCH 8.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. at Hotel del Sur, San Isidro del General Cost – C7.00 including refreshments For full programme and reservations, please write to Sheelagh Richards at Please note ~ attendance is by reservation only, there will be no admission at the door to avoid inconvenience to the hotel and participants who have reserved their seats.

  • Please attend the municipal hearing to ban the use of agrochemicals in our public spaces which will take place on April 6 at 6 pm in the Complejo Cultural (Cultural Center) in San Isidro de El General This hearing will be conducted in Spanish and 4 presentations will be given from members of our community followed by a vote of the municipality.

  • Please turn in your petitions with signatures to Colibri's Corner by this Thursday and to the Tinamastes Feria by next Tuesday the 4th of April.

  • Petitions and full information here.

  • It is recommended to arrive early to park and get seating and please make banners with the following slogans that we will hold up as well as chant in the rally afterwards:

  • Perez Zeledon, Saneamos el Canton!

  • Tierra Sana, Vida Sana!

  • Nuestros Espacios Publicos, Libres de Agroquimicos!

  • Aire, Agua, Tierra, Sagrada!

  • We encourage positive slogans and please reserve any chanting and banner raising until the hearing is finished.

  • Please encourage your Tico neighbors and friends to come as it is important that our entire community is represented!

  • For questions or comments write to

  • Thank you for your support and see you there!

  • Long term housesit on Organic farm and reforestation project in San Vito area. Starting beginning of April. Stay 6 months or more. Beautiful, peaceful, quiet, simple open style house with high speed Internet.

  • Clean, respectful person wanted to care for enclosed chickens, one sweet dog, and two greenhouses. Other plantings optional. Spanish speaking is important for this small community, and this person or couple will be happier if they have their own transportation, as it is almost 2 km to the bus line.

  • Very isolated, to be successful with this, the person or couple must like solitude.

  • Please respond to

  • View the farm at fincapazyflora.WordPress.Com

Lovely cabina for short or long term rent in delightful Quebradas ... Cabina de Tranquilidad, 1 bedroom, 1 bath in the country yet only 15 minutes to town. See photos here and please write the owner, Roberta, privately if you are interested. Roberta DeForest

Property Manager / Caretaker

No.American with Costa Rican residency and Costa Rican relatives with outstanding bilingual skills looking for opportunities in property management/landscape management, hotel industry and tourism. Years of experience in landscape beautification. Please send inquiries to jhnh061@gmail or call inside Costa Rica 506 6060 4960 or US contact 952 452 2939

"House/Dog sit in Pavones Area." in Housesitting/roomates

We are seeking a house/dog sitter for our large male dog and 2bd/2bath home(with a stunning ocean view) in the Pavones area. Mid April to Early September 2017. Though not a must, would prob best suit someone with a vehicle (there are buses but we are a good 40 minute walk from Pavones proper) who values quiet and privacy. Please contact for more information. Cameron Ellis

I am seeking a new permanent or temporary long-term home for my two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. Thunder is a 7 year old fixed female. She is affectionate, likes her sleep and is more of the hunter. If I find a caring owner I will leave thunder at this new home. Zimba is 4 yrs old and reddish in color. He is also fixed. He has a small rip in one ear. He is rather independent, but social. He spent a lot of time at the beach. He will stay at home upon command once his home is established. I am seeking more of a temporary longer term home for him. it could be 4-6 months. I will provide his food and his medicine. He currently has heartworm, which is spread by mosquitos, and is on antibiotics for the next few months. It is best he is not in a home with other dogs unless they are taking preventative medicine for heart worm, like Thunder. The two dogs could be together or stay in seperate homes. I leave for USA April 26th and the dogs are currently at my farm close to BriBri. Please email Randy at or text 8343 2274

House for Rent san gerardo de rivas

Large house for rent with the best view in san gerardo de rivas. 600 US / month. All equiped, rent the house and you have 2 apparts that you can deal in the zone. Call me or whatsapp to see photos. Robin: 83878088.

For rent: New 2 bed 2 bath with solar hot water, skylights, nice view and breeze & 6 miles from Maxi-Pali, 3 miles asphalt 3 miles nice dirt road and comes mostly furnished and in a area of nice homes with no close neighbors for now. $350.00 plus utilities, 1st , last, and deposit. 8614-6403 Vern

Permaculture Farm, Finca Morpho in the Osa Peninsula is offering Work/Trade Positions and Volunteer Positions ... check their wonderful website to see the amazing things they are doing and the positions they have available. Please click here.

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

  • bunk beds

  • 5 Drawer Dehydrator used just 3 times $90

  • dog crate

  • Cross Trainer

  • Trek mountain bike

  • Camelbak "Crux" 2L resevoir for pack. Excellent condition! $15

  • Ringing Cedars (Anastasia) Full 9 book set, newest edition! Great condition! Retails $135, selling - $75

  • Insignia brand universal laptop power cord and tips. Brand new. Works for a variety of laptops (various tips). $45

  • Kala brand - high quality, unique 6 string ukelele. "Kala 6 tenor, gloss mahogany ". Soft case and capo included! Retail (ukelele) $325, asking $145

Wonderful new home for sale .. close to town ... click here. MOTIVATED SELLERS JUST REDUCED PRICE.

Happy to again have an amazing Arnica salve ... perfect to stop bumps & bruising & swelling ... as well as an all natural Tea Tree Shampoo.

If you haven't tried the best all natural detergent available .. please do. BioSoap is very concentrated and very effective for clothers, floors, walls, whatever! With tropical scent, lemon or no scent. We also carry Bio-Disinfectante ... lemon or natural smell ... excellent product.

Just in: Natural Loofahs with seeds ... can enjoy and then plant your own.

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 organic Coconut Aminos, large & small, and Teriyaki or Garlic. Healthy & delicious! Also organic Coconut Nectar & Coconut Flour.

Excited to offer Organic Medjool Dates ... limited offering and beyond delicious.

Just in: Organic Black Kalamata Olives!

Pecan Pralines .. delicious & new!

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.

Visit KapiBlu and enjoy cold & hot drinks that are amazing ... great meals & comfy atmosphere too. I just tried their Iced Chai & it was fabulous.

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: Fluoride Free Toothpastes, Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellents ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... . Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

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

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Organic Kalamata Black Olives

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour & Banana Flour & Corn Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Turmeric Extract

  • 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.

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

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • Turmeric Extract & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

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

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Organic Teas

  • Local Organic White Rice

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Mangos / Bananas

  • Coconut Secret Amino Acids This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.

  • Organic Sauerkraut

  • Vegan Pesto & Vegan Raw Cookies

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • Goat cheeses

  • Swiss Cheese

  • Mozzarelli Cheese

  • Fresh & Smoked Trout

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Epsom Salts

  • Moringa Seeds & Leaves

  • Organic Black Strap Molasses

  • International Phone Cards

  • Cactus Juice & other Natural Bug Repellents

  • Sticky, Yummy Dates

  • Costa Rican Macadamias

  • Integral Oatslink.

For anyone with pain from spots injuries, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatic, please check this link. We are very fortunate to have this high quality Magnesium Oil now available. Also works great as an all natural deodorant!

International Phone Cards available for major savings.

We appreciate pre-orders & can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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