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Eternal Beauty in our Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Tania Cappelutti Photography Glass Winged Butterfly Greta Oto

(Tania also has some precious puppies up for adoption)

Big Pura Vida Welcome to lots of new Community Members ... what a great time to be here! Viva la independcia!

This weekend on Sunday, July 2nd, in Beautiful Canaan on the way to Mount Chirripo ... they are hosting a Cultural Day ... see Events page for more info.

Also on Sunday (yes, changed back to Sunday), at the Roca Verde just south of Dominical, is the annual Lifeguard Fundraiser ... it's always a blast. See Events page for info.

Then our Chef Memo is preparing our Fourth of July & 150th Anniversary of Independence for Canada on July 4th in downtown PZ. Again, see Events page for details.

Finca Bella Vista has put together a great article on 10 Beaches You’ve Never Visited in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

IF YOU’RE UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET BITTEN BY A SNAKE DO IT IN COSTA RICA (really interested on anti-venom By Jack Ewing of Hacienda Baru

Very sad to report that Ann Patton Bender, neighbor to many, is for the fourth time being tried for the murder of her husband. Here are some recent articles of what is happening now. We will be updating a page from the earlier days in the trials. Click here.

Last Minute Arrival

The personal assistant of Lama Jigme, our Tibetan Monk that has been three times with us in Costa Rica, has just arrived for a Silence Retreat.of one month in Pedacito de Cielo Chirripo . Exceptionally, she will be receiving all and any of you who would like to know about the Project that Lama Jigme is doing here in Costa Rica in our sacred Chirripo Mountain. This Saturday, July 1st, 2017, please join us at midday to meet this wonderful woman in Ligia & Guy Dagonnier's home in Los Angeles de Canaan, where she will be happy to answer all the questions and speak of her experiences with Lama in Luxenbourg, Irelalnd and Holland. It is going to be a pot luck lunch and we are trying to arrange to have Lama Jigme on Skype to discuss, share & teach all of us present at that moment. This is an opportunity not to be missed for those of you who have enjoyed his teachings in the past or those who would like to get acquainted with this profound and simple Tibetan Master, before he joins us early next year. As you all well know. Los Angeles de Canaan (Rivas) 500 meters up from the Escuela Talari, a big green metal gate which will be open to greet you. Ligia 2742-5151. Check our facebook page for updates .. Pedacito de Cielo Chirripo

Looking for any information/help with shipping dogs from SJO to the US mainland (LAX/MIA/FLL/?). What airlines, what shipper recommendations, any information that would help me out! Thanks so much - ~elena

So happy that our newest product, Raw Grass Fed Butter, is already a huge success! Pre-orders are welcome ... we sold out again. Available with no salt or with Himalayan Salt.


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 - 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 with details.

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

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

  • Guitars

  • RenaWare

  • Cello

  • Toshiba Laptop

  • Fans

  • 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

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

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 <>

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.

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

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

  • Local Organic White Rice

  • Organic Teas

  • 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

We also have now:

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • FrankincenseOrganic 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!

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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