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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Loving Life in our Exquisite Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Adrian Alvarado San Gerardo de Dota

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Buddah

Welcome to Several New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All!

The Romero is on! And although Thursday is a holiday ... our Feria in Perez Zeledon is "normal" ... we will be at Colibri's Corner from 7 til 8pm ... and Friday from 9 to 1pm. Check link for closures etc.

“Silver bullion pre1964 USA coins. 5% over melt value. or WhatsApp 506 8515 6054

American bully puppies

Quality puppies from a well trained home

Fully vaccinated , vet checked and micro chipped. Two males and two females available all are ready to go into their new homes contact for more infor..

2009 Ford ranger 148000 klm. 13,750 dollars, 1 Owner , manual 5 speed. 2.50 diesel. Mike 89115451 (see photos on Vehicles page)

2007 Toyota Fortuner - automatic, turbo-diesel, roof rack, 168,000 kilometers or 103,000 miles (approx 7,000 miles per year) excellent care from prior business owner of an auto parts chain who installed a German turbo cooling device to prolong the turbo life. Current American owner installed class C trailer hitch, chrome "long horn" hitch plug, installed new foam in front seats "like new". Comes with custom Weather Tech rubber mats throughout, a four bicycle carrier for trailer hitch, and a 100 piece roadside assistant bag as pictured. Our friend Roberto Lizano is selling it for 12 million colones and it won't be discounted more than 100,000 colones as this kind of car is an icon here and we are consolidating down to one new car. Marchamo for 2018 was 268,000 colones. Call Roberto at 8324-9268 and visit it on the right past Transito on the highway by Villa Ligia on the äuto strip". See photos of this beautiful machine on our Vehicles page.

Brand new factory sealed Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7” 8gb wifi model sm-t280 $125 Dominical area. Email

Anyone coming from the States that would like to be my personal Sherpa/Mule? Pay well for bringing me a suitcase or more.

For more Events of all types ... please click here.

Here is an update on our dear friend Marguerite ... thanks so much to Sheri Cooke for her infinite love & support for Marguerite ... and for all of us.

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine near Perez Zeledon. Located in Canaán de Rivas, but I can also travel. For more info contact Guillermo at 4246-0531.

For a colourful book & history of Rancho Tranquilo ... click here to find out more about Linda Gray's new book!

BEaWare: Even in our beautiful Paradise in Perez Zeledon, like everywhere in the world, many want to be able to protect themselves & their loved ones.

Armeria del Sur in Repunta offers training and a good selection of firearms, as well as pellet and air guns, for personal and home defense, as well as sport shooting. Contact us for information on permitting, purchasing and training for the safety of yourself and your family. Call 2771 6774, email or come on by - we are in Centro Comercial Valle Prospero just south of Repunta (

Nicaragua is on the verge of civil war and thousands of people are fleeing from violence and hunger. Refugees are flooding into Costa Rica an we are taking in people beginning with pregnant women, mother's whose children have been shot, families.... We need resources to buy matresses, blankets, food, rent houses, and create and empower small business. initiatives to empower refugees to make a living and thrive. Every little bit counts. Donate through the gofundme campaign or byass a fee that they charge and donate directly to or for funds to go directly to Chelo Baca and Lauren Love who are heading this movement and helping refugees directly. 100% of received donations will go to sustaining the project and supporting and empowering these people. Thank You for your generosity and for partnering with us to be the change we want to see in the world. May your kindness return to you. Click here for more information and links and thanks to all who can and will help.

Wonderful new listing in Chimerol ... comfy and lovely house for sale ... click here.

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

Platanillo. Ocean view. Internet Netsys connection . Pool: Located in a gated community, Parque Colinas Pacificas, 15 minutes drive from the beach Dominical and 35 minutes drive from San Isidro. 2 bedrooms + 1 double bed on a mezzanine.2.5 bathrooms. (The main first bedroom with queen size bed, has a direct access to the toilets and the bathroom. The second bedroom, usually used like a nursery has the toilets and bathroom access by the first one. The double bed in the common area is on a mezzanine.) 850 $/month + water and electricity (includes : internet 2Mb, cleaning woman 5h/week, pool main maintenance, garbage service, gardening care,) More details please check : airbnb CR platanillo colinas pacificas P9

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.

RENTAL: 2 FURNISHED HOMES ON ORGANIC 6.5 ACRE PROPERTY: 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

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 felicidad.


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

Lots of Stuff for Sale ... click here.


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

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

Definitely stop by Neville's at entrance to Road Beach on Dominical Road for a great meal and conversation!

Lots of Stuff for Sale ... click here.

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. 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 Harmon-Kardon HK 3390 Receiver2 Pioneer Speakers and 2 Optimus speakersHW 4 is now $600 and Metz sells for $789My total cost was more than $5000, but am selling for just $2500.To hear samples of this organ go here: Then go to where it says "organ" and scroll down to the MDA Metz set. Eleven sampled organs included. If you don' t want speakers and receiver, then you can use headphones (AKG) and pay only $1950 Email or call 2742-5343 from 9am-5pm

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 know.

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 tobacco

  • Vegan 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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