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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Loving the End of Summer in our Blessed Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome to Many New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All

Feels like people from all over the world are discovering our little piece of Paradise here ... have met some really interesting new folks lately!

San Isidro Feria this week is back to 'normal' ... at Colibri's Corner (first booth in front of Super Market at back of the PZ feria) we are open from 7 til 7 on Thursdays and 8 til 1 on Fridays. We happily recycle glass jars & bottles of all types, as well as egg cartons with lids (to put our Organic Eggs in)

We also offer shipping and delivery service throughout Costa Rica. For our area ... we have a network of Xpress & Taxi's who can delivery our products 7 days a week ... just let us know! On feria days, we can also do limited shopping and shipping.

Diane's Flaxxers are delicious & nutritious and a must try! Available at Colibri's Corner at the PZ feria

Our Ginger Kombucha has been receiving amazing compliments ... come in and try some! Probiotic & delicious & super healthy for your immune systems.

Another wonderful new product is our Organic Kale Chips with Nutritional Yeast & Turmeric & Black Pepper and new flavor this week, BarBQ!

Important Request: If you have any ads in any categories that are no longer current ... please contact us so we can update our site!

Donating your body to medical science in Costa Rica

  • Following three previous successful donor events, more members of our expat community have expressed the wish to donate their body to medical science in Costa Rica.

  • One again, staff of the Medical school of the University of Costa Rica are willing to come to San Isidro to enable potential donors to complete the paperwork and avoid the journey to San Jose. The visit will take place on Friday 6 April.

  • If you would like to make this ultimate tribute to the wonderful country of Costa Rica, please contact Sheelagh Richards at for further informati

For the love of Quilting ... this Sunday at Best Western ... noon to 5pm ... see Events page and join us for this exciting event and maybe win a Quilt!

Ever wanted to fly with the birds ... here is a great opportunity to learn & to fly with Zion Paragliding.

Looking for an accordian and a used TV. Please contact: Gerry Miller...8718 8996

New Stuff for Sale on our Great Stuff Page

1. DELL Computer Bag: 14,000 colones

Holds computers up to 17 inches. Almost NEW condition. Many compartments to hold all your computer accessories.

2. 16 GB San Disk Ultra SDHC UHS I Card For better pictures and Full HD Videos. Speed up to 80 MB per sec. 3 left 12,000 colones.

3. 32GB San Disk Ultra SDHC UHS I Card For better pictures and Full HD Videos. Speed up to 80 MB per sec. 1 left 16,000 colones.

4. 32 GB Unirex SD Memory Card UHS 1 high extended capacity. 1 left 16,000 colones.

5. Android charging 10 ft. cable for SamSung, Huawei etc, for cell phones or tablets. 4,000 colones.

6. IPhone charging 10 ft. cable for iPhone or tablets. 4,000 colones.

7. Bike Safety Light Set for handle bars and wheels, 7 flashing speeds fro tires. 10,000 colones.

8. Compact Bike Pump, mounts directly on Bike frame. 10,000 colones.

9. Merkury Innovations Dual Cooling Base for Laptop or computer up to 17 inches wide. 10,000 colones.

Contact me at or call 8433-1813. I will be in the San Isidro area April 8 - 12th, 2018. Thank you. Vic



  • New Sofa

  • Xbox

We are now carrying Harmony Fine Organic Teas ... first quality.

1998 Toyota Rav4 4x4 for Sale

  • A great car and very dependable.

  • 4 Wheel Drive / Air Conditioning / Newly Rebuilt Engine February 2018 / Power Windows & Doors / Manual (5 Speed) Transmission / Marchamo passed and paid March 2018

  • *Selling because we had another baby and need a bigger car! Just $6,000

  • Emma Suttie <> (photos on Vehicles page)

Toyota TacomaTruck 1989 4cyl 4x4 5 speed transmission 179,000 Kilometers. This is an excellent truck that runs very well. I have maintained this truck always, I really hate to sell it ,but I bought a larger one and can't afford to keep both. Marchamo paid reteive good till March. Asking $7,000 USD or equivailent in colones. I can negotiate price just talk to me. Can't go wrong buying this vehicle it has been a truly great truck. Call me 506-8855-1824. Ask for Tom or Tomas

Happy to announce our all organic Turkey Tail Extract is now back & available at Colibri's Corner (and by order). Click here to see the many benefits!

We also are now carrying Boarhead's amazing Turmeric Extract.

Volunteers wanted asap!

  • Charlie's Angels - Animal Rescue is looking for short term volunteers for our rehabilitation project for neglected and abused dogs in a remote mountain village in Costa Rica.

  • Ideally it would require a commitment of 2 - 4 weeks (or longer). You would live in a spacious and clean house together with our main volunteer Laura Bye from Canada's rescue organisation "Save Our Scruff" and 1-2 other volunteers of your rescue organization.

  • The people we are looking for need to be tidy, self sufficient, able to use their own initiative and of course unconditional dog lovers with good experience in dog care.

  • We look for enthusiastic people who embrace the idea of being involved in an animal charity project. Basic Spanish would be wonderful.

  • The house is located in a tranquil village, close to the Chirripó National Park (about 25 minutes from San Isidro by car). The property has a huge garden with flowers, fruit trees and all sorts of exotic plants.

  • We are looking for open minded volunteers who are willing to help taking care of our beautiful rescue dogs, in a peaceful and picturesque environment. The climate is very pleasant up here. We have sunny days but it’s not too hot and our afternoons can be misty with clear evenings and cool nights.

  • The house has 4 bedrooms, a large kitchen, and 2 bathrooms with warm water showers. Additionally the house has an outside kitchen with a brand new washing machine and enough space to bath the dogs.

  • You would have your own room, towels and linen are provided.

  • Please send us a PM with an informative introduction of yourself and why you think this could be something that interests you. Only serious enquiries please!

  • We are happy to send more information about our dogs and how everything would work.

  • You could start as soon as possible!

  • Pura Vida! Read more about Charlie's Angels here.

For sale:

Marans roosters from France - the only ones in Costa Rica. Easteregger, dark chocolate brown eggs, slaughter weight 4 - 5 kg. 25,000 colones

Cream Legbar rooster from UK - a single, only two in Costa Rica, green eggs, slaughter weight 3.5 kg Easteregger roosters from Germany - blue eggs. Medium in size - 13,000 colones

Paduan (polish chickens), bantams, hens and roosters, many large white eggs - 15,000 colones

Christine: 89779555 or

Cozy Hardwood Home Lovely, simply furnished well kept studio in private wooded section of East Los Angeles de Rivas. Nestled on 1.25 acres with an altitude of 3600 feet and an ideal climate of sunny days and cool, crisp nights. This private setting borders the scenic Talari River and has good road access, river bathing, fruit trees, bananas and high grade spring water. Includes high speed internet, porch, hot shower, flush toilet and secure parking. Lots of hiking in the area and near to the Mt. Chirripo Volcano and National Park. Fifteen minute walk to bus line with frequent bus transport to San Isidro. Pets okay but dogs must be leashed or fenced in. $385/month plus cooking gas/electric. Available from April 1st. Contact (photos on Rental page)

Great opportunity to visit Peru with an experienced, tri-lingual guide with a great sense of adventure & humour.

Haven't tried it myself yet, but I've heard great things about Restaurant Neville adjacent to Mini Super Road Beach on road from San Isidro to Dominical.

Many of you know that a favorite restaurant in Miravalles... Rancho Dona Flory, sadly burned town last autumn. Marjorie has now opened a lovely new restaurant (open Friday thru Sunday like before) about 100 meters up from the Miravalles Pulperia called Mirador de las Delicias de el General! Come back for a great meal with a fabulous view!

Aztectas ---a beautiful & artistic & delicious Mexican Restaurant is now open from Thursdays til Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Ana is doing a fabulous job! Here is her FB page. We wish her all the best!

Chef Memo's New Restaurant is now open & delighting with great meals, beer, and the best host ever! See their FB page here. Across from Little California mini super, next to Fut5 Quiros Corner of Calle 2 and Avienda 16 in downtown San Isidro Del General,

Houses for rent and properties for sale, in the Rivas area. $10 per hour for my time and I will tell you what I know. 8915 2461.


located in CAJON, 15 miles from center of SI, south on inter american highway

unfurnished, 2 story with small kitchen downstairs, bed and bath upstairs

outdoor dining table with seats

on 9 acres with some organic veggies and hundreds of fruit trees

internal waterfalls and 2 ponds and 2 bridges

bus to front door on paved road

seeking mature person or couple with good vibes for long term rental

no drugs , smoking or alcohol

$270 per month send email to or

8333 8625 no messages please thanks

only love

Lovely, rustic home for sale in Chucuyu near Chirripo Park ... click here.

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.

New friends here are offering Organic Meats .. even have Turkeys that are free range & organic and fed with coconut, bananas, and cane. Pork too! Write here for contact:

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

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Coconut Aminos (limited supply)

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • 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

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Kale Chips

  • Organic Eggs

  • 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 tobaccoVegan Cookies

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow & purple

  • 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

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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