• Pura Vida Connections

Happy Summer Solstice ... enjoying the longest day of the year in Sunny, Rainy, Southern Costa Rica

Divine Bottlenosed Dolphin by Sierra Goodman ​of Divine Dolphin

Welcome to many new subscribers this week! Happy Solstice to all!

Let’s Go Out and Plant 500 Trees in Quebradas

New U.S. Ambassador is Nominated

Savegre River was Recognized by Unesco as Costa Rica’s Fourth Biosphere Reserve

Costa Rica’s Southernmost Airfield Is All Spiffed Up

Costa Rica President Swallows a Wasp .. this incident has gotten lots of airplay!

Germany to give 15 million euros to Costa Rica to mitigate climate change

So happy that our newest product, Raw Grass Fed Butter, is already a huge success! Sold out by 7:30 last week and have orders from just about everyone for more! Let me know. Available with no salt or with Himalayan Salt.

For the Friends of our dear, now departed, Kathleen Sirotkin. Please join us at a gathering at the home of her family, Mark & Samantha, this Sunday 10-2, and a book sale / fund raiser for DAWG ... who Kathleen held near & dear. See our events page for details.

There are many great events coming up ... Community Days in the Tinamastes area plus a Seed Festival in August ... July 1st is the Lifeguard Party at Roca Verde, and the 4th of July and Canada's 150th birthday will be celebrated with Chef Memo ... see Events page for all.

Marguerite sends her love & gratitude for those helping her out ... here is an update from Sheri.

Another good friend who has been through it lately, Russ Giles, has written a Father's Day/Week update .. check it out here.

May have to spend some time at the Paso Canoas border ... can anyone recommend a GOOD restaurant? Write Sherilee@wildblue.net

SEEKING MACROBIOTIC VEGETARIAN CHEF CONTACT doctorwalter123@gmail.com Roommate wanted to share my two bedroom 2 bath house in Uvita. Located on a small gated farm with tons of fruiting trees and a jaw dropping view of the Whale's tail from the top end of the property. Situated against 100 acres of conservation land, monkeys and stunningly beautiful birds are everywhere. From a hammock on the porch, you can hear the rhythmic pounding of the sea, keeping time to the babbling brook that dances past the house. Full, stocked kitchen, cozy furnished living room and a large front and back yard. Walk to beach and downtown Uvita. Very accessible, but still very private. Long term or short. One small dog or cat allowed. This place is a must see. Rent is $360 per month, all utilities are included: wifi, a/c, trash, water and lawn maintenance Move in July 1st elizabethfortier29@gmail.com

San Gerardo de Rivas Cottage with a large covered porch for bird watching: $400 per month. Available July 1, 2017, a cute wooden cottage, furnished, with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms. On the bus line, but set back about one block, so not on the main road. Has on demand hot water tank for bathrooms and kitchen, also you can flush your paper in the toilet. Located in the Secret Gardens of beautiful San Gerardo de Rivas at the base of Chirripo mountain about 11 KM up from Rivas at around 1,300 meters altitude (4,000 feet). You can read about San Gerardo de Rivas and see pictures of the gardens at www.sangerardocostarica.com - click activities and then gardens. Contact Bernan 2742-5086 (home) 8451 3001 (Cell) Spanish only.

From Ben Rode: I have some friends moving here on the first of the month. Does anybody know anybody who knows anybody who can introduce us to someone who has the following home for rent and vehicle for sale?

"We are looking to rent a nice 3-4 bedroom, 2+ bath home in the mountains above San Isidro. Safe area for kids and solid internet service necessary.

We are also looking to purchase a used reliable SUV style vehicle for which we can make a payment contract. If anyone has either of these available or knows someone who does, please contact us at reishi66@gmail.com with details.

Thank you in advance for any assistance! Freyja and Michael"

Looking for partner to share special land off grid, buy half. 18K naturecalls@protonmail.com Kali Ma

I'm looking for one of those contraptions that hangs you upside down by your ankles to decompress your spine. Anyone have one or know where to get one? Ben Rode ben@rodeinstitute.com

Join us October 19-22 for Medicines from the Edge: a tropical herbal convergence for our 4th year and our first time hosting it at Punta Mona! Medicines from the Edge is an herbal gathering to celebrate the diverse abundance of medicines from the tropics gathers herbalists from the Americas to celebrate our diversity and learn about the abundant medicines from the Neo-Tropics. It's going to be epic!!!! Tickets are on sale now at www.medicinesfromtheedge.org

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

  • Guitars

  • RenaWare

  • Cello

  • Electric Drill

  • Toshiba Laptop

  • 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

Gorgeous 2 bedroom nearly new home just outside of town with views forever ... plus guest house. Fully furnished.

Amazing home & setting with pool in the mountains not far from Chirripo ... furnished ... ready to move into.

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

Large Quebradas Cabin for sale .. income opportunities

Fully Self-Sufficient Off-Grid Organic Finca/Farm with 2 Homes

Development on 40 acres $399,000

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

Newly in: organic raisins, raw Grass Fed Butter, organic maple syrup, nutritional yeast, organic tobacco, organic neem powder, and good supplies of fluoride free toothpastes!

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>

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!

NEW LISTING: 50 hectare farm ... much privacy & views .. just $7,200/hectare. See Lot & Lands page for photos. 7200@puravidaconnections.com

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.

Very happy to have amazing, organic turmeric available in many forms ... we have the root and powdered forms and one left in capsules.

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

Just delicious! 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. Open from 11m.

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

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 TeasLocal 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

  • 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 Oats

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!