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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