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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Peaceful living in our Precious Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Orchid Pigments, 2016, by our multi talented

and much loved artist, Jan Hart ... see her website here.​

Welcome to several new Subscribers ... and Pura Vida Blessings to All

We are looking forward to our the feria this week in Perez Zeledon ... our hours are 7 to 7 on Thursday and Friday from 8 to 1 at Colibri's Corner.

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.

Our neighbor at the PZ feria, Maria, will be bringing fresh Coconut Milk to our feria and also Tinamastes on Tuesdays.

We also want to thank and acknowledge the incredibly talented and multilingual, Dagmar Reinhard, for her success in 10 years of creating and publishing the Ballena Tales.

Definitely visit Nevilles at Road Beach on the road to Dominical ... great food & host!

The G String Cowboys have released their very first “official” music video. For your viewing, listening and adult pastry enjoyment:

To search for it on YouTube - searchA Fresh Batch of Brownies.

Next week the band is doing their first tour in Guanacaste. And On June 9th we return to Batsú Gastropub in Chirripó…hope to see you there!

  • LONGEVITY GROUP WORKSHOP 86 year old RESEARCH PSYCHOANALYST, MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA, offer workshop. dr urban is the author of 3 books. learn how to live longer. change how you think and act to increase your life span. you will learn how to be more disciplined how to give up your negative addictions how to eat better, exercise,give up negative thought, ideas and emotions how to lose all your fears how to be more accepting, compassionate and loving how to better play the game of life 8 people minimum, 2 hours, 5.000 colones, date time and place to be announced when 8 sign up, contact

Please check our Events page for a variety of entertainment, workshops, ferias, etc.

Our Panama based group has two individuals that have committed for the long term but need to pass immigration for 30 days in Costa Rica before returning. I am sending them with a mission to study new plant species on new farms for our Nutritional Diversity Diet [1] examinations, and to look at farm projects and farmers that would fit to be in our permaculture for kids production [2]. Flexible dates.

We are looking for farms that want to take on experienced pemaculturists from a cutting edge group, feed them like kings and shelter them for one week, while teaching them about your farm and your cultivations and receiving volunteer help and consideration for our production work in return. Should we find something great for this show we will film right then and there, and will quickly release a sample clip of the tutorial. Later selected segments will be included in a professional quality edited movie or show segment for permaculture education.

We look forward to trying to build good karma, good connection, community and good food with you.Contact here.

Lots of Rentals here.

Stunning Riverfront home on the rio chirripo in Canaan de Rivas Gorgeous views ,awesome swimming holes ,pure spring water , great bird and monkey watching from your window 500$ a month includes water and power 1 bedroom with loft (2 beds) , Full kitchen , 1 big bathroom. 8 min walk to house from parking or bus stop. Call or text 8 729 4321


How would you like to spend your summer living as the threshold guardian at the mouth of Costa Rica's Grand Canyon?

$200 for one month, $400 for 4 months, June - September. Preference will be given to those who can stay the longest and want to spend the vast majority of their time on location. The cabin is perched above the Rio Talari in Los Angeles de Canaan (near San Gerardo de Rivas). Ideal setting for reading, writing, research, sabbatical, yoga, meditation, birding, and river watching. Free of wifi but includes a landline. One bedroom with attached studio/guest room. Two bathrooms, one hot shower, and a bathtub in the kitchen. Interweaving trails leading to different spots along the river where you can harvest bananas from a number of trees. Looking for groups with backcountry try experience. Must love to cuddle cats and be comfortable with being a snack servant to our fiery red head Chispa. Welcome to the jungle, just know that you may be subjected to power outages, cold showers, torrential downpours, scorching sun, monkey stare downs from across the river gorge, and overstimulation from An abundance of hummingbirds and butterflies. Message with interest.

Cozy Hardwood Home for Rent:

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. Available now. New Deck just added! Contact Just $345/month


A small private secluded and comfortable cottage with kitchenette and deck will be available for rent on the farm of Noe Andershadt in Pederagoso around May 10th. The monthly rent will be $155 /month and includes a reliable internet connection, water, and electric.

The cottage is a ten minute drive from downtown San Isidro, and is situated next to Finca Amrita and Finca Alba Nueva in Pedregosito. The cottage is a five minute walk from hourly buses to town. If anyone has an interest in an advance look cottage contact Bill Van Horn via email at

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 24


HUGE DISCOUNT ! OF $25,000. !!


10 min to town. CALL: (506) 8846 7885

EMAIL: (for Pics)

Lots of new "Stuff" listed on our Stuff to Buy & Sell Page ... check it out. Here is a sampling:

POOL PUMP SYSTEM 1 HP 220 volt single speed Pentair Optiflow pump --- 18"Pentair sand filter,Rainbow automatic chlorine/bromine Mod. 320 Hardly used--system was too big for our tiny pool ! Asking $350.00 3055925534 Larry Follestad

2 Tubes of All Natural Solar Body Block spf 30+ 10,000 colones each

Samsung Blu Ray DVD player... good shape. Just $50. Call Noe. 2770 1576 Yoga Swing only rarely used so in New condition. Here is a reference: Am asking $55. Call 71696257 or write

Aztecas ---a beautiful & artistic & delicious Mexican Restaurant is now open from Thursdays til Sunday from 10am to 8pm. Ana is doing a fabulous job and Terry is the cutest waiter ever. Here is their FB page. We wish them 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,

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:

Add a little spice to your life with Rico's Rub! For Veggies or Meats ... can't be beat! Just added a new Rub ... Cajun!!!! Click here for more info.

Rico's Cajun Seasoning Blend

Rico's Rub has a new, Cajun, spice blend available at Colibri Corner. It is a traditional Cajun recipe, with a little twist of course. This blend is great for seafood, like blackened red snapper, fish tacos, or with chicken or meats. It has five different types of peppers blended into a medium hot spice. It's hot enough to taste, but not too hot to enjoy. Developed by request it has received nice reviews at a local restaurant. Put a little spice in your life with Rico's new Cajun Seasoning Blend. For restaurants or bulk orders, please contact Rick Vance: 7242-2178

  • 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

We also have now:

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

  • 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 and can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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