top of page
  • Pura Vida Connections

Magical May in our Southern Zone of Costa Rica

​In my years in Central America .. I've never seen the Mighty Quetzal in person ...

this photo of unknown artist/author is one of the best I've seen, and certainly reflects

my mood today, too. ​

More European Arrivals For Central America

Banco Central Proposes Change in Method for Calculating Exchange Rate

Move over, ginseng: here comes ashwagandha by our own, Ed Bernhardt

Please join Chocolatier Tao Watts of Samaritan Xocolata as she teaches the essence of chocolate making. In this hands on workshop Tao will guide you through the basics of making truffles and art of ganache. Toa will cover rolled, molded and dipped truffles as well as vegan truffles. Included in the price is the cost of the lmaterials and lunch provided by Gypsy Trader. Cost is $55 per person. Please RSVP to Carley Montgomery at 8385-5469 or

Looking for used washer/dryer pair $70-$90 Bill (530) 725-0710

Proyecto San Gerardo Invites You to the First Annual Benefit Breakfast and Tour at the Secret Gardens on Sunday May14 th. See Events page for full information.

Room for rent in Guadalupe de Rivas $10 night 8915 2461 or

Spanish and English classes 2mil/hour and a half, 8915 2461 or

Personal chef vegetarian vegan raw 8915 2461

  • Looking for a very reliable 4x4 car/truck

  • Hi my name is Alison, I have just moved to Costa Rica from England and am looking for a reliable vehicle must be 4x4, don't mind manual or automatic. Have a budget of around 6,000. Would appreciate help with an honest reliable vehicle. Thank you Ali

There will be a Natural Building Course held at our good friends in the Osa's organic farm, Finca Morpho in May. Check out all the details here. Come and learn from a Costa Rican Master Builder with 30 years of experience working with bamboo and earthen materials.

Purasol - solar energy - has moved their offices close to the feria in PZ, in the commercial centre "Papi Lencho" in front of the Red Cross (local number 6). We are looking for a bilingual salesperson. If interested, please call Arine 8848 2013 or find more information on this link

$399,000 Self-sufficient ​ 40 acre​ compound with views, main house, private guest house and more

NEW LISTING: 50 hectare farm ... much privacy & views .. just $7,200/hectare. See Lot & Lands page for photos.

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

  • bunk beds

  • 18-Volt Hammer Drill

  • Electric Drill

  • Toshiba Laptop

  • dog crate

  • Cross Trainer

  • Fans

  • 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

Beautiful Luxury Home in San Isidro .. close to town

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 clothes, 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.