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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Tripping Through July in our Glorious Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Dennis Atencio Valverde Lapa Roja

​Welcome to Several New Readers and Pura Vida Blessings to All

Can Costa Rica Save its Bees? yes yes yes we can!

Big and Belated Congratulations to Ballena Tales on their 10th Anniversary. What a fine publication this is! Read more here about this Notable Event.

WATER KEFIR GRAINS F0R SALE Water kefir is a highly rich probiotic beverage made from kefir grains which contain a good source of healthy bacteria and yeast. Kefir is a centuries old fermented drink discovered in Caucasus mountains. Indeed, it can be your alternative option for your sweet drinking menu. If you are interested in obtaining some for probiotic health, please contact me by email. or Whatsapp. 4078447552. Or message at 50684824865 1/4 CUP 1,500 mil makes 32oz of kefir. NOW AVAILABLE TOO AT COLIBRI'S CORNER

We have so much going on here ... please check below and our Events page for a taste of the happenings around us in the Southern Zone.

It is the intent of local professionals in the field of holistic health care to establish a professional organization to better serve the community and the profession. This organization is the Costa Rica Holistic Health Association (CRHHA). Click here for more information.

NEW FROM OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS AT SAT YOGA: We have two fascinating events that I want to tell you all about. The first, coming up at the end of August, is another one of Arts, Culture and Spirituality weekends. We will be performing two full productions of one-act classic comedy plays by Murray Schisgal; The Typists and The Tiger. For anyone who is thirsty to laugh their way to liberation and to enjoy live theater in English, this is an event not to be missed! You can read more here: And finally, I've saved the best to last; I think this is something that you will be super excited about: On September 22 we will begin a 7-day retreat; How to Flourish as Community: Living in Joy in a Time of Planetary Phase Transition. The Sat Yoga Ashram community has gained priceless experience from our own steep learning curve in our shift from vision into manifestation. We have come to understand what is needed to sustain an enduring community with a lifestyle that balances constraint with creativity, duty with freedom, growth with consistency, law with love, and spiritual realization with re-education. We remain humbly engaged in endless learning and sharing. This retreat will be a forum that we hope can both inspire and support. We look forward to also receive new information and perspectives—and opportunities for mutual benefit—by inviting all those who are either members of communities, leaders, or those who are thinking of joining a community and want a deeper sense of what is involved, what mistakes to avoid, and how to augment our thriving lifestyle. You can read more about this retreat here: .

Custom wooden furniture, bowls, gifts and more. Great prices, artistic authentic work. Custom cushions available as well. Call Paulhino 8861-5802

Personalized childbirth preparation classes with Lauren Love...prenatal yoga practice made practical for your daily life, breathwork, mental and spiritual preparation, powerful labor and delivery techniques, heartfelt feminine love and support. Available in English y Espanol Contact:

Free spiritual books and videos (mostly Advaita vedanta type)

Text/call 7169-6257 (no voicemail) or write


Ellie is an American expat who has been living in the Southern Zone for nearly four years. She is a naturalist and an animal lover. She has been known to play her ukulele for cows and sheep, with positive results. She is in her early 40s, single, speaks fluent Spanish, and has a 4x4 vehicle. Ellie is open to accepting a position caring for your home, farm or retreat center while you are away, beginning right away.

8451 9227 Call or text if interested

A caretaker is needed for Ardent Light finca. Please call JAL at this number 84808359, and visit

2009 Ford ranger 148000 klm. 13,750 dollars, 1 Owner , manual 5 speed. 2.50 diesel. Mike 89115451

Offered for sale is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath with pool overlooking the ocean along with a large pavilion ( formally used for Movies in the Jungle.) Also includes a private well.

Located in Dominicalito- Escaleras.

Now reduced to $299,000.

Here is a video tour of the house.

Call or write for more info.



A small private secluded and comfortable cottage with kitchenette and deck will be available for rent on the farm of Noe Andershadt in Pederagoso. 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

Great organic land with tico style house available for long term Permaculture Farmer Caretakers in Southern Costa Rica near San Vito, flat 1.23 acres, 3110 feet altitude, 2 seasons.

Orchard produces avocado, citrus, rambutan, mango, soursop, yucca, turmeric, banana, cacao, coffee,.

Watering with agriculture water available too.


Huge potential with locals, expats and farmer's market

House 10.8 sq feet has 2 bedrooms, living, kitchen and car shed.

Start your own permaculture project, sell the produce from the farm and keep the profits.

You pay only for your utilities ... high speed wifi available too.

Under 5 miles from downtown San Vito, and approx. 1 mile away from closest bus stop, grocery, school.

You' ll need a car.

Live in a healthy, serene environment in harmony with nature. Wildlife : monkeys, birds, ...

Rio Sereno Border between Panama and Costa Rica very close by.

Send all relevant info to

House Sit Opportunity

Looking for responsible, mature, non smoking couple to house sit our beautiful two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath two level home with pool, overlooking the pacific. Home is situated on 1/2 acre 360' above sea level with nice cool afternoon breezes. Less than one mile from the ocean with the sound of the waves gently putting you to sleep at night. Toucans, Parrots, Monkeys, a nature lovers paradise. No animals to care for and not a lot of duties... basic pool maintenance, water a few plants and keep the place clean. Pay own electric and wireless Internet service.

Dates: Aug. 25, to Oct. 25, 2018. Location: Hatillo, Dominical area.

Contact info: e-mail only.

INCREDIBLE DEAL: inexpensive studio for rent three months in the Julia and David White Art Colony in Cuidad Colon, Costa Rica. $175 monthly Sept, Oct, Nov, ($475 total) Electric and water included you pay only internet. Gated, secure, private, parking and pool surrounded by acres of lush nature. Only 40 minutes from San Jose, short walk to the quaint town with restaurants, buses and shopping. There's a weekly organic farmer's market, the regular Saturday market and cultural events. If you wanted to stay longer there are other studios and houses available but for a higher rent. Looking for reliable person. No drugs, smoking or excessive drinkers. Message me if you are interested. Leaving August 31st.

​​ katya De Luisa


Two 3 bdrm homes with gated entry, large covered patio areas, hot shower and flush toilets, greenhouse, yoga deck, walking paths, spring water, food gardens, fruit trees, bananas, plantains, creek and forest. Rental includes simple furnishings, high speed reliable internet, basic electric, water, wash machine and organic food harvests. Located in the friendly agricultural town of San Agustin, a 35 min drive southwest of San Isidro and 40 min to the beaches of Uvita and Playa Hermosa. Ideal climate at 2700 m of sunny days and cool nights. Ideal for a single family, two families or persons who want the extra space for office, homeschooling, guests, storage, etc. Rent is $1060 for all of the above, non-smokers only. Contact

Nice Tico Retirement Property

345 m2 over 3000 ft lot with 3 bed 1 bath house. Located in Barrio San Andreas. San Isidro de General Perez Zeledon 10 minute walk to downtown. Need to sell, Great location. 150 ft. to the bus route. House needs work but is very livable. Could repair or build another house on the property. Use old house for guests or rental income. Room to park an RV . San Isidro is a very nice area. 1/2 hour to Dominical beach . Farmers market thursdays and fridays . Nice group of ex pats . Really Great Price $39,000. Leaving the country Answer this ad or US number 707 501 9240 rings here. Whatsapp number 00 505 8423 2010 In CR 8961 3065 david joyce

ONLY $ 29.00 PER DAY ! RENT OUR ELEGANT HOME : By Week or Month Free Breakfast Too ! Ten minutes from San Isidro on paved road, Overlooking gardens and the‘Quebradas’ River. Completely Furnished, Glove Leather Couches, Custom Queen Size Bed with Orthopedic Mattress, Large Kitchen, Stove with oven, pots pans, dishes, silverware, and Linens, towels, Coffeemaker, Refrigerator, Washing Machine. High Speed WIFI This is a large home with ceramic floors, nice cabinets, huge closets, Patio, and Big Bodega. All windows are screened, and it is totally secure and gated. Located on Paved Road, only 10 minutes from San Isidro de El General. Bus, 3 mini markets within 5 min. walk. No car necessary. Birds, Birds. Weekly or Monthly rentals Only. Deposit Required Call: (506) 2771 4339 James

Lots of Great Stuff for Sale:

Yoga Swing (hardly condition). Similar to this one

Will sell for $35. Email or Text/Call 71696257 (no voicemail)

USD$300 or 170,000 colones iPhone 6 Space Gray 16gb MG3A2CL/A model A1549 including hear phones, usb cable, charger and original retail box.

​ Ivan Herrera <>

Large North Peak backpack in good condition. $30 Call or text 7169-6257 or email soyeso@gmail.comCall or text 7169-6257 or write

  • Virtual Pipe Organ

  • For Sale is a three keyboards and pedalboard controlling a Hauptwerk virtual

  • pipe organ. Included is a 16gb Ram HP computer running Hauptwerk v4.2 software. The main organ sample is a Milan Digital romantic organ of Metz France. I have several versions of this organ including an extended 56 stop version. The HW4 software now sells for $600 and the Metz sample set sells online for $789. Other sample sets are included.

  • pipe organ. Included is a 16gb Ram HP computer running Hauptwerk v4.2 software. The main organ sample is a Milan Digital romantic organ of Metz France. I have several versions of this organ including an extended 56 stop version. The HW4 software now sells for $600 and the Metz sample set sells online for $789. Other sample sets are included. Bench included as well as table on which the keyboards sit.

  • Included are two Motu Interfaces and all the cables necessary.

  • Also included is a set of M-Audio BX5-a speakers and SBX-10 Sub-woofer

  • 2 Pioneer Speakers and 2 Optimus speakers

  • HW 4 is now $600 and Metz sells for $789The total cost was more than $5000, but am selling for just $2500.

To hear samples of this organ go here:

  • go to where it says "organ" and scroll down to the MDA Metz set.

  • Email or call/text 7169-6257

  • Matrimonial/Queen bed. Hand made without any nails or screws. All pieces pressure fit together. One of a kind. Original cost $500...selling for $195. Email or call/text 7169-6257

  • Barska Binoculars...rarely used. $18. Email or call/text 7169-6257

  • black recliner $125 or 70,000 CRC & blender 15,000 CRC or $25. Anyone interested can contact me 8706-5537.


  • Samsung Blu Ray DVD player... good shape. Just $50. Call Noe. 2770 1576

  • 2 Tubes of All Natural Solar Body Block spf 30+ 5,000 colones each

  • Free spiritual books and videos (mostly Advaita vedanta type) Text/call 7169-6257 (no voicemail) or write

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!!!!

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

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • 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 Salads with Asian Dressing

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 and can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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