• Pura Vida Connections

Blessed Days in the Unique & Awesome Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome to several new Chayotevine Members ... and Pura Vida Blessings to all!

If you are driving South of the Paso Real (San Vito) exit on the Interamericana ... headed for Panama ... the road has been closed, read this article and check it out. There used to be a page that had all the road closures but it no longer exists... let me know if you find another one.

Costa Rica to Host Planet, People, and Peace Sustainable Tourism Conference

How Orange Peels Regenerated a Forest in Costa Rica

Costa Rica recently passed a law against the mistreatment of animals ... fantastic! If you wish to report mistreatment, you can call 800-8000-645. Thank you so much.

US Donates $38.5K to Preserve Costa Rica’s Stone Spheres

Update on Marguerite from Sheri ... thank you so much to all who have been so generous in supporting Marguerite in this very difficult time.

So happy to welcome new advertisers from the lovely, Vistas de Chirripo.

Lot B-1 at Vistas de Chirripo Country Estates, Santa Elena de General Viejo, P.Z.

Vistas de Chirripo Country Estates, www.vistasdechirripo.com, borders on the Rio Penas Blancas, the Las Nubes Nature Preserve, and Chirripo National Park, and is home to York University's eco-campus for environmental studies as well as 37 residential acreages, with 12 still available for home construction. Lot B-1 is one of our available lots, featuring a large, stable plantel on 12,817 square meters of land and beautiful vistas of the huge Valle General below and the rainforested peaks of the Talamanca mountains above. The lot comes fully serviced, with electricity, fresh mountain spring water piped to the building site, a very good 2 wheel drive road, an entrance gate, and internet availability. Lot B-1 shares the amenities of our large common preserve, including a fully-equipped rancho facility, a casita available for your use during your building process or for your guests, a fruit orchard, and nature trails to and along the Rio Penas Blancas. The price for this beautiful acreage in an established community of acreage-sized homes is only $65,000. Contact us through our web-site, www.vistasdechirripo.com, or by email to info@vistasdechirripo.com to arrange a visit.

bill@vistasdechirripo.com 506-8879-7542 See photos here.

Master soundhealer Vyola Myst will be co-facilitating an experience of Vibrational Attunement with spiritual guide Sheri Cooke. Vyola and Sheri are conscious channels for love, light, and healing. Sheri's gift is to access Unified Mind and produce a shift in consciousness from being in a distracted state of separation to a state of unity-coherence. It is through this shift that the individual and collective mind is primed for the Vibrational Attunement which Vyola offers with the divinely inspired quartz crystal bowls and harmonic vocals.

This is an introductory experience, a preview of the deeper work in their full workshops to be announced.

The open house starts between 12 and 1 PM, with various healers present and a workshop from 1-2. Our offering is 2:15-2:45 with time afterward to try the instruments and answer questions about sound healing. Vyola Myst <vyolamyst@gmail.com> or see her Facebook page here.

Sunday at 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Hotel Vista Ballena Altos de Jardines del Morete, Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Casa La Vista - House Rental Localed at Finca Fruition. Offers fresh spring water hot shower, lightly stocked kitchen, wireless internet and amazing views. 88846218 fruitioncenter@gmail.com Jonathan Alvarado

sessions. tribalglobe@gmail.com 506-8883-8993

JUST REDUCED Lovely 1 bedroom home for rent from Sept. to Dec., only 5 min drive to Tinamastes organic feria. In the midst of lush 2 ha with gorgeous mountain as your neighbor, enjoy the large deck in a hammock or on the swing! Living area fully screened, great internet, simply epic hot water outdoor shower. Washer and dryer, flush toilet, green house use if desired. 25 min to beach or shopping in Perez. $690 per month. lovingplanet@verizon.net

SOUTHERN ZONE SAN ISIDRO CONVENIENT CABINS AVAILABLE FOR WEEKLY RENTAL: Two private cabins on a quiet farm, ten minute drive from downtown San Isidro for rent at $60 (or colon equivalent) per week per cabin in Pedregosito. Includes wifi, frequent bus service to San Isidro, shared bathroom and limited kitchen facilities. These affordable cabins are for rent by the week only, small discounts available every forth week.. Situated a short walk from http://thenewdawncenter.info/about-us.html where you can take classes in Tropical Horticulture and Spanish Language Skills as well as minutes away from fincaamrta.com where you can study sustainable farming and attend weekly meditation

sessions. tribalglobe@gmail.com 506-8883-8993

Mountain-and-tree-top view secluded 1000sq ft house for rent 5 miles from San Vito. Sturdy reinforced concrete structure, ceramic tile floors, porch. 10year-old construction with large landscaped garden and beautiful rolling cement paths

and benches all with inlaid ornamental river rocks. The house offers total privacy with its wooden hacienda-style gate, all comprising surrounding wall and fence. 2-car parking The space: Large open living space with kitchen, dining table and lounge area. 2 large bdrms each with kingsize bed and bathroom- one bedroom with clothes hanger and chest of drawers, the other with closet- washer/dryer + dishwasher + US refrigerator + unlimited hot water + 4- burner gas stove with large oven Producing garden - avocadoes, sweet potatoes, yucca, pineapples when in season oranges,

lemons and more... Many hikes possible, close walk to stream, more challenging walk to waterfalls and river. Excellent for bird watching and wildlife ( monkeys, armadillos... ). Possibility to play jai alai ( basc pelota). Bus stop 1km 300$/month + 1 month deposit and referrals. Sabine Maillet- Peigna speigna@gmail.com Home for rent or sale San Francisco de Rivas PZ

Beautiful remodeled “tica casa” located in San Francisco de Rivas, Perez Zeledon, 15 km from San Isidro Del General. This home has 2BR/1BA, open kitchen/dining/living room and inside laundry room. Master bedroom has a large dry walk in closet. Insulated new ceiling, new lighting and wiring, new interior walls throughout, new outside sidings. One will enjoy the beautiful garden overlooking the Rio Chirripo Pacifico from the large covered porch. Plenty of covered storage. For rent $470/month plus utilities, or for Sale for $90,000. Call Walter at 506-8489-5280 or Michelle at 506-8719-9373.See rental page for photos

Just got in a supply of fluoride free toothpastes and Lemon Eucalyptus ... excellent against mosquitos! Also Nag Champa Incense & California Sage / Smudge Sticks/


Beautiful 4 month old Pointer pup for sale 150,000 colones. Laura Meza <mezalaurapatricia@gmail.com> 7295-0813 (see Furry Friends for photo)

FOR SALE: Bulldog babies just born ... call Wander 6215-5833

2002 Toyota Rav 4 ​506 6259-6511 (Spanish only) Whatsapp in any language, Zion @ 506-8434-6120

Excellent Condition




Riteve up to date

Electric tinted windows

Cruise Control



For Sale 2001 Toyota 4 Runner

Red, 6 cylinders, manual trans, gas 110,000 miles

$8,500 firm

Call Linda 8-702-1485 Diana L. Covarelli

The Raw Food Traveler is back on shelf! Join me on my epic journey through personal transformation. Learn how I overcame many years of skin issues and chronic eczema, addictions, negative self image and low self esteem, and an unhealthy relationship with food. This journey will take you from Canada to Hawaii, from Australia to Indonesia, from Malaysia to Thailand then onward to India. Fruit Foraging, Rainbow Gatherings, Fasting and more... Enjoy jimmy@jimbosun.com Also can be picked up at Colibri's Corner at the San Isidro Feria

POWERWASHING Pool Decks, Siding, Sidewalks, Boats, Machinery- Bill 506-8655-9555

Technical Support for all brands of Computers (Mac or PC), Operating Systems (Windows, Linux, macOS) and Routers. Home calls service available.

Iván Herrera Chaves tropivan@gmail.com

IT Services and System Support

+506 8842-5254


Continued excellent feedback on 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.

We have natural loofahs .. with seeds!

Flax crackers are back and super healthy & delicious.

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

  • New top of the line Flexi 26 ft. Big Dog Leash ... never used. 25,000 colones leash@puravidaconnections.com

  • Flexi 16 ft, Small dog leash ... never used ... 18,000 colones

  • leash@puravidaconnections.com

  • Never worn Docker's Men's Hicking Boots size 8.5 that I would sell for $30.00 Phone: 8733-7659; sandyhieb48@live.com

  • Used Wellhouse generator in good shape ... needs some work but could serve you well for several years. $300 8733-7659; sandyhieb48@live.com

  • Port wireless shower speaker with built in Microphone Bluetooth. ONLY 2 left $18

  • Gear Pro Sports camera for Car, Bike or Motorcycle.

  • Shower Mate Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker ONLY one left $18

  • Computer Bag. Holds computers up to 17 inches.Computer Bag. Holds computers up to 17 inches.

  • Dell Inspiron 15" Laptop 3521

  • Used Pentair products to sell, Suitable for Swimming pools, Spas & Hot tubs

  • Hermetic Barrels

  • Uunused hardshell colorful, zippered sunglass or reading glass cases. Eric emrivkin@gmail.com

  • HP W2207 22-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor – in good condition

  • RenaWare

  • 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

Newly in: Organic dates, 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