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How Fortunate to be enjoying this Paradise in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This magical Pansy from Diana Dodson of Paz Bella Ecolodge, Golfito

Warm welcome to many new Chayotevine community members!

Pristine Pacific region is the next marine reserve

Can Costa Rica’s Pacific Coral Reefs Be “Reforested”? Scientists Are Trying

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Climbing, It Has Already Reached ¢595



University of Costa Rica Hosts Expert and Discussion on Legalized Cannabis

Wonderful article on Alturas Animal Sanctuary

Waterfall bungalow for rent in Baru near Dominical Beach!

Hi there, we are looking for some full time renters! Three bedrooms, perfect for a couple with a guest bedroom or a small family. Fully furnished warm and woody.. rustic cedar closets and teak cabinets built on the farm with our own wood. Full screen windows for natural ventilation (no need for AC here), cozy kitchen and sitting area. Wrap around back porch facing the jungle stream with water and jungle sounds. Cool off in our natural waterfalls nearby! Some horses roam in a pasture about 50 feet away. Frontside of bungalow open to working farm, semiprivate. A hiking trail through the jungle stream leads to a couple small waterfalls with splash pools and a selection of famous red and green frogs. Programmable safe to lock your computers, passports and valuables. Greenhouse is within a few feet and can be shared with our guests. World famous Dominical Beach and Village is 5 km away by car. Must have a 4x4 vehicle. Price $795 per month includes electric for a 6-12 month lease. You can look at our place on Airbnb https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10903326 Call or message me at 8438-724

Looking for a Pet/House sitting job!

HI My name is Alison Magallon, I have just moved here to Costa Rica from England although I have lived overseas most of my life in various countries. I am single 51, non drinker/smoker, have a 4X4 suv, very handy, loves nature and all animals. I am looking to pet/house sit for you while I spend some time and get a feel of where I would like to live in Costa Rica. I am very responsible and can provide references. I have been in the health and wellness industry for 21 years and running retreats which is what brought me to Costa Rica. I would love to hear from anyone that would be interested in my services. Thank You Alison

506-64036812 allim65@gmail.com

8 passenger Honda Pilot for sale (Cars) Only 84k kilometers. Strong 4x4. Leather interior with dvd, A/C, etc. Great condition. Asking 24,000 USD. 6405-7657 modicblaire@gmail.com

New listing 3 bedroom, 2 story home in the mountains of PZ

Newly in: organic Medjool dates, organic maple syrup, nutritional yeast, organic tobacco, organic neem powder, and good supplies of fluoride free toothpastes! Also now carrying delicious Asian salads ... a very satisfying meal.

Marguerite is very grateful, very for the help she is receiving in this challenging time ... please check Sheri's update blog post here.

I'm looking for a piece of land with 200-300 hectares of mostly primary forest, titled if possible, and above 1300 meters. If you know of any details let me know. Thanks have a wonderful day! Kobe Ticon Storay <ticon.storay@gmail.com>

Precious Siberian Husky puppies just born ... will be ready in about 7 more weeks ... let us know if you are interested. huskies@puravidaconnections.com

SAN ISIDRO....PEDRiEGOSITO....PRE-RENTAL ANNOUNCEMENT A small private cottage with kitchenette and deck will be available for rent on the farm of Noe Andershadt around June 15th. The monthly rent will be in the $260 per month range and includes a reliable internet connection, water, and electric. The cottage is a ten minute drive from downtown San Isidro, next to Finca Amrita and Finca Alba Nueva in Pedregosito. The cottage is a five minute walk from hourly busses to town. If anyone has an interest in an advance look at the cottage which is still being remodeled contact Bill Van Horn via email at Vanhornwm@aol.com

Wanted: children's mountain bike. Please message Nonie 83420250

Large Quebradas Cabin for sale .. income opportunities

Hola housesitters! housesitters wanted for our lovely,artistic house and wonderful parque,near Agua Buena.14 years of lovely creation it took! We will provide private Internet, water&electricity. Looking for reliable homestaybody,(no pets) from end of June til 2nd Sept.Must water little greenhouse and keep house clean.Reference preferred. There are regular bus connections to A.B.P!ease contact for more info: Michael Mittbach 2734-0809 birnathom69@hotmail.com Gracias

Live close to town yet in the country in beautiful Quebradas.

2 bedroom / 2 bath furnished

Garage $600 includes power & water

Call Dennis at 8755-0683

Lovely 1 bedroom 1 bath with river sounds

Nice balcony overlooking Quebradas river

On bus line ... convenient to town furnished

$425 includes power & water

Call Dennis at 8755-0683

For a well priced, comfy house in the 'campo' of San Vito, please check out this little beauty, just $50,000 now.

Becca’s Mango Chutney… Sweet Organic Mangoes and Manzanas Nacionales (Costa Rican Apples) make up the base of this delicious and complex condiment. The addition of Organic Indian Curry Powder, sweet onions, chile dulce, ginger, raisins, apple cider vinegar, organic cane sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon makes for a chutney you can eat straight from the jar. It’s a perfect condiment for any Indian dishes (vegetarian or meat curries especially), a glaze for meat, tofu, or vegetables, and according to one of my customers, it also makes a great vanilla ice cream topping! Definitely something to try if you’d like to brighten up your meal! 100% AWESOME y siempre hecho con amor!

Grease is the word! Please join us for a fun afternoont Costa Ballena's kids(ages 4-14) act, sing, and dance their hearts out! They have put so much dedication into this show and are super ecxcited to share it with our community. Jungle Dance (Kelly Sylvester) has teamed up with Pied Piper Productions (Sharon Boucher) from California to bring you this incredible production! Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2 pm, Roca Verde, Dominical **After the Saturday show stick around for a fun dance party!! Roca Verde restaurant will be open for business. Tickets: c 5,000. Available at MAVI Hotel, Dominical; Lick It!, Uvita (starting this Saturday) and directly from Kelly at Starlight Studio (Mon/Tues afternoons) or where ever you can catch her :)

Check Events page for full information.

Fully Self-Sufficient Off-Grid Organic Finca/Farm with 2 Homes Development on 65 acres $399,000

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

  • Guitars

  • Electric Drill

  • Toshiba Laptop

  • dog crate

  • Cross Trainer

  • Fans fans@puravidaconnections.com

  • Trek mountain bike

  • 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.

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!

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: Nutritional Yeast, Grapeseed Extract, 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!

  • Asian take away salads

  • Organic Medjool dates

  • Organic Eggs

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • 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" & anona matas or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me know.trees@puravidaconnections.com