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Leaving September with Love in our Colorful Southern Zone of Costa Rica


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

We are trying a new way of sending out the Chayotevine ... hope you like this format. Some messages are going into spam and I am not sure of how to stop that from happening.

Also, we are offering to send out a special mailing one time for $30 to our subscribers. Send email to special@puravidaconnections.com for more details.

The ARCR has their new magazine on line ... thanks for the heads-up Vicki, and here it is.

We now have Kratom & Moringa & Turmeric in capsules or powder! Also newly back in stock ... Turkey Tail Extract ... powerful immune booster. Click here to read of the benefits of this potent mushroom.

Our dear friend, Suzanna Leff from the amazing organic farm, Finca Amrta, needs our help. Please click here to read the blog post by her daughter, Nathanya. They have just added this "GoFundMe" page.

Swan Lake comes to Perez Zeledon! EN EL LAGO DE LOS CISNES: an aerial silks version of Tchaikovksy's classic ballet Swan Lake. Held at Teatro BMS (search that on Google maps if you're not sure where it is) you won't be disappointed, with a night full of fantasy and PZ talent!Get your tickets now for 3,500 at Trincheras, or directly with Abriendo Caminos call 86821179Or get your tickets at the door at BMS for 4,000 the night of the event Saturday Sept. 29 at 7:30pm Sunday Sept 30 at 6:30pm

Hi, My family (Johanna, John) and I will be coming to Costa Rica mid November and we are looking for a house to rent. We prefer up in the mountains (Canaan area), but we are open. We are flexible; we could do weekly, monthly, for the season, or year round. I can be contacted at maria.costapura@gmail.com. Thank you! Ashley

Beautiful, healthy puppies in adoption! 3 months old • vaccinated & dewormed. They all grew up with their mother in our rescue center, monitored by our vet nurse on site • very playful • will become larger sized dogs • Athena, their mother, is extremely intelligent and socially aware. All 4 are females • ready to move in their forever home! They are in Rivas, Pérez Zeledón, we can help with organizing transportation to part of Costa Rica. Adoption contact : tania@charlies-angels-rescue.org +50683252514 (Whatsapp only) Write for photos.

Russ Giles has returned to his guitar for a weekly gig. Resurrect your old tie dyes! Russ G will be back at Batsu Restaurant for a return to the sixties folk and protest songs (Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, Harry Chapin, et al) mixed in with a few "medicinal" rock ala Jefferson Airplane. Sunday, 12-2 in Canaan.Where? Batsu Restaurant in Canaan. When? Every Sunday from 12--2, hopefully before the afternoon deluge and definitely before dark. What? Mostly blues from as early as the 1920's through the late 70's with a side of 'Country Rock', a somewhat whimsical term for many of the popular songs from the likes of The Eagles, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Willie Nelson, The Band and others. On occasion, he might steal a Sunday for some protest and folk songs from hippy daze, with a dash of down home gospel. But he'll warn you before those digressions. Come by for some really great food, local beers and trips down musical memory lane.

Hiya beautiful jungle peeps! I'm in Costa Rica for another week, and during that time I'll be offering herbal detoxes with a 30-50% discount The herbal blends are 100% organic, handmade with gmo-free, vegetable capsules. I'm offering: LIVER CLEANSE for $25 (previously $40) DEEP PARASITE CLEANSE for $35 (previously $60) ORGAN TO ORGAN DETOX $45, includes herbal teas. (previously $80) PERSONALIZED DETOX & CONSULTATION for $55 (previously $100) Contact me on FB (Geliqua Amini), or through WhatsApp: +19397770963 I leave Costa Rica soon. Please place your orders by the 30th of September, so I can get the herbs to you in time.

See Services page for Emma's White Lotus Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Services in Platanillo. Click here.

Installing electricity and need service cable? Want to generate electricity with a stream turbine? See Stuff page for more details or write:

Eric Rivkin <emrivkin@gmail.com>

With all the storming going on, when the lightning starts ... please remember to unplug your computers, phones & other appliances you would love to keep un-fried! Just read of a couple of big losses this week. Also remember to keep all batteries charged up ... you never know when the power could go out for more than a little bit!

Once again, deepest thanks to all who are helping Marguerite in these difficult days. Here is the latest update from our beloved Sheri Cooke.

Cozy house in the forest in Tinamastes. Close to the ocean and the city.

Only long term! 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, balcony and garden,2.47 acre of own territory,secure place and nice neighborhood, kitchen equiped basicaly, towels an dbedsheets included, hot water, laundry room. Once a month gardening and cleaning included. Comfortable climate, access all year round. 4/4 car is neccessary. NO pets please. $500 per month all year round plus utilities (light, internet and gas for kitchen)

Contact: triffany211@gmail.com (English, Spanish) 83178279 (Spanish)

Birder's Paradise in Quebradas ... click here for this new listing with lots of privacy and close to town.

Mountain House on 2 acres with River near magical Chirripo for sale ... click here please.

ALL YOU NEED to bring IS YOU: LARGE, ONE-BEDROOM HOME, CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL, OVERLOOKS RIVER, VERY NICELY FURNISHED, ELEGANT ! AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED. PRIVATE, SECURE, AND GATED, AND ONLY 10 MINUTES TO TOWN, 2771 4339 (see rental page for photos)

For rent Enchanting bamboo cabin in Quebradas. Open floor plan, large river rock bathtub, ideal for a couple or individual looking for tranquillity and convenience. Only 10 minutes from San Isidro, on a convenient bus line, this home is located amidst lush gardens with more than 30 different varieties of organic fruit trees and a spectacular diversity of textures and colors. Stone walkways lead to a private yoga deck on the river. The Quebradas river has lovely swimming holes, ideal temperatures year round. High speed internet. $400 per month, includes gardener and utilities. For more information call 8856 5519 or 8820 8002. e-mail: elladelagua@gmail.com

TOP QUALITY COUNTERTOP WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE REMOVES: CHLORINE, PESTICIDES, VIRUSES, PATHOGENIC BACTERIA ETC. TO BELOW LABORATORY DETECTABLE LIMITS World Famous Berkey Filtration System cartidges installed in locally available materials $175 USD provides up to 3000 gallons of filtered tap, river, or pond water at 17 cents/gallon Contact Bill at: vanhornwm@aol.com include Water Filter in your subject heading please

... click here please.

Nissan XTerra 2007-4x4 5.200.000 CRC / 8.900 USD Km 132.000 - Turbo Diesel 2800 cc - Manual excelente estado 83178279 <bushmasterblack@gmail.com>

Information on voting in US elections for those who choose to ... click here.

$35 per night, per couple with breakfast and dinner included!!

www.TheSleepingIndian.com

2 Bedroom House for rent in Chimirol de Rivas. House owned by organic farmer so fresh vegetables are available at low cost. 2 bedrooms, kitchen, and living room. Owner covers electricity and water, grass cutting and trash disposal. Rent colones 100,000 ($175) per month. Call Carlos at 8571 8669 (Spanish).

See whales and year round sun sets from your living room and Cano Island from your kitchen! Beautiful open air round house in a jungle setting for sale located in Matapalo sitting on approx 8 acres with 2 more ocean view plantels ready to build on. Newly built in 2015. Completely off grid powered by solar panels. Many existing teak trees. Large secure bodega. Central location between Manuel Antonio/Quepos and Quepos air port and Uvita. Many shopping and restaurant options with in 20 to 25 min drive. Also less that 5 min drive to the beach, mini supermarkets, and restaurants in Matapalo. Price negotiable, must sell! Call, text, whatsapp Melissa 8973 5421 melissajd@netzero.net Please click here.

Check out this gorgeous family compound in Quebradas on the River for available for purchase. Click here.

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 georges.orione@free.fr

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 homesteadcr@gmail.com

SAN ISIDRO....PEDREGOSITO:

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. vanhornwm@aol.com

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.

LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED PERMACULTURE FARMER/ PRACTITIONER

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. parnunez@gmail.com

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.

Mary.marbury@yahoo.com 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 Great Stuff for Sale ... click here.

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

ricks-vance@att.net Click here for more info.

Art Studio great stuff to buy & sell

Introducing STUDIO A in Platanillo. Wonderful selection of original paintings are now available for viewing. I am a Canadian artist now residing in this beautiful area. Please call 7156-3976 for a studio tour and see if one of my pieces speaks to you ! A donation of 20% from the sale of any painting goes to PAWS to help with their animals. A great way to donate to this much needed cause and take something special home for yourself. Pura vida. Can send you photos too. dreamlife4two@gmail.com 7156-3976

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Mountain Home on 2 acres with river

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with wrap around porch nestled in the mountains of San Gerardo de Rivas. This property is 2 acres in total with a small river running through, lots of space for gardens, and a trail up a hill which provides breathtaking views of the mountains and a perfect spot for a yoga deck or rancho. Throughout the house you will find lots of windows and doors which give the feeling of being outside while inside and provides lots of natural light and breezes. The front porch serves as an outdoor living room and both bedrooms have sliding glass doors that open onto porch. In addition to the 2 bedrooms there is a third room downstairs that can be used as an office, studio or guest room. Downstairs also features a bathroom with large bathtub. Motivated Sellers, open to all reasonable offers Contact Kristen at kmassey22@yahoo.com or 512-663-5134

  • 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 ST


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.trees@puravidaconnections.com

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. phonecard@puravidaconnections.com

We appreciate pre-orders and can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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