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Bridging the Gaps in our Spectacular Southern Zone of Costa Rica


Just two weeks since Tormenta Nate shook many lives in many ways to their cores ... much has been restored ... and there is much still to deal with. Thank you to all who have built bridges and de-mudded houses, and cared for other's children, and collected whatever was needed and available, and offered medical care. So much sharing & giving & caring & doing & loving.

And the infrastructure repair already manifested, such as the vital half done Bailey Bridge in La Palma linking Dominical and all points North and South on the Costanera with the center of our Canton, Perez Zeledon, is laudable. Much appreciation to all the road crews who have worked so hard to keep the two alternate routes open so Perez wouldn't be landlocked with the Cerro de la Muerte crews working daily to overcome humongous obstacles. Bless and thank them all.

Update on Musoc: They are running as buses fill up. It's about 6 hours now and they are kindly not raising the rates.

Check with Tracopa about your desired route. More opening all the time. Tracopa has been staying on the Costanera and running from SJ south ... not coming into PZ at this time. Here is the official Transito page with road closures ...not necessarily up to the moment.

Just saw this lovely blog of long term local artist and glassblower, Gunter Poppe aka Noah, click here to check out his site.

Here is a new Youcaring Link for Marguerite that our Sheri Cooke created ... please help when you can. Appreciated more than you will ever know.

Bill McKeon (our beloved Chef Memo), introduces us to the new Terra Luna Restaurant, in La Bonita on the road to Rivas. We all had outstanding experiences. Check out their Facebook page. We love what they are doing there. All the best to Juan Carlos y Geiner Zúñiga. 4701-4894.

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Casa La Vista at Fruition Center

$450 - includes utilities

Master room, kids room with bunk bed, full equipped kitchen, a grand deck, and expansive view of the Talamanca Mountain Ridge. Enjoy fresh spring water, hot shower, wi-fi, while surrounded with bio-diversity, including a nearby orange orchard, banana and turmeric fields, and a forest hike, with a creek and humble waterfalls. Just a 40min drive from San Isidro del General, and 45min from Uvita (dirt mountain road), this is a nature oriented, quiet retreat home. Fruition Center <fruitioncenter@gmail.com>

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Working For The Health Of Our Communities

Horseback Riding Lessons: Teacher ( Linda Panek ) Flexible hours ( call and make a set date and time) - $25 if paid weekly - $95 if paid monthly - What to wear - long pants ( jeans are preferred ), closed toed shoes, any shirt will do. optional attire - hat, sunscreen, bug repellent etc... Feel free to ask any questions :) Sincerely Miriam Panek. (for my Mom, Linda) Linda Panek <lindasahorselover@gmail.com>

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NEW Cabin in Perez Zeledon situated at 3500' with amazing views of the Sleeping Indian. Enjoy THE BEST tico food prepared with wood stove. Over 40 species of birds, Hiking, waterfalls, Zip Line, Thermal HOT springs, Southern Pacific Coast beaches, ALL within 30 minutesof cabin. Town of San Isidro only 10 minutes away. julioccortes7@gmail.com 941 587 9695

Homewatch Opportunity:

Newly constructed 2 br / 2 bathroom house near Rivas area needs homewatchers as soon as possible. Full-time watchers welcome. But a part-time homewatcher position during the day is also possible. (Someone else can watch at night.) The unfurnished house has electricity, hot water, basic appliances, and a balconey with a beautiful view. We can discuss your needs if you require transportation, internet or specific furnishings. Contact:

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New offering at Colibri's Corner! Our organic, grass fed, happy cow Butter (salted or un) has now been joined by Ghee! Best to order ahead but will be keeping some stock at the feria. Incredible and so healthy for our hearts & brains!

Thrilled to have New Kale Chips ... with nutritional yeast & turmeric ... so delicious! This week we are adding a picante version!

Organic take away salads are now available with scrumptious Asian style dressing.

Herbed Goat Cheeses are back this week for limited time too!

Now available Flax & Toasted Sesame Seed Oils ... excellent quality!

Just one more week & Diane's nuch missed, Flaxxers will be back!

This new listing is a rare find near Tinamastes ... priced to sell and built to enjoy.

BACKHOE EXCAVATION SERVICES – Sebastian is offering excavation services (primarily) to the Rivas side of San Isidro. Introductory sale price of 15,000 Colones/hr + something for transport depending on circumstances. All jobs big and small, 4X4 full size construction backhoe, excavations, building sites, dig and fill, roads, ditches, agricultural terraces, land clearing, stump removal, hauling and lifting, automobile rescue/wrecker service, etc.. Serving Rivas, Miravalles, La Bonita, Canaan, Pueblo nuevo, General Viejo, etc. ENGLISH SPOKEN, Permaculture certified, agro-ecologist, organic producer, soil conservation specialist etc... Also offer welding (GREENHOUSES!), chainsaws, and field rototilling. Thanks! Sebastian: 8407-0394, sebastian.culbreth@gmail.com

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

Happy to have this week de Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, dental floss ... great repellents ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... organic tobacco. Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Garlic or Teriyaki Coconut Aminos

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Crunchy Spirulina ... now available at new lower price

  • Matcha Green Tea ... amazing health properties & delicious

  • 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. BACK IN STOCK

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

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Kale Chips

  • Turmeric Powder & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Organic Red or Black Beans

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Vegan Cookies

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa

  • Local Organic Beans & Rice (Integral & White)

  • Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Pineapple / 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

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • 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

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We appreciate pre-orders & can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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