• Pura Vida Connections

Welcoming October to our Majestic Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This beautiful Scarlet Macaw is from Jan Hart's collection, now available. See information below please.

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

This is the third week we have used a new mailing system for the Vine ... we have received many compliments and hope you like it too! If you ever miss a Vine or want to check out old ones ... click here or go to Chayotevine Blog page on our website.

We currently have a list of around 10 families wanting to rent in our area ... and not enough places to rent! People are requesting from simple cabins to fancy schmantzy homes and all in between. If you have a property to rent, the cost is just $20 one time fee. Let us know. rentals@puravidaconnections.com

For fantastic Mexican Food visit Aztecas from Thursday thru Sundays.

2771-3887 Here is their Facebook page.

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.

Paintings by artist and author, Jan Hart are selling well beginning October 1 and there are several that are specifically featuring Costa Rica subjects – sloths, iguanas, tropical plants, etc. The sale, ‘Between a Rock and a Heart Place’ is a once in a lifetime sale of Jan’s favorite paintings and came about as a way to pay for Jan’s emergency medical expenses (an Achilles tendon repair and Pulmonary biopsy). All the paintings can be seen on this page, designed by her son Jonathan, also an artist. http://janhart.com/index.php/medical-expense-painting-sale/ Jan is still recovering at home but can answer questions and make sure your painting purchase/donation gets to you. jan@janhart.com Another of Jan’s sons will be bringing purchased paintings to Costa Rica in December! And, you can donate without purchasing a painting too.

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.

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 home in Cana Blana with shrimps & fish breeding business now for sale. Click here.

Great Stuff for Sale ... (see more at Great Stuff page)

( 1 ). Dremel 3000 tool with a wide variety of accesories.

Used but in good condition. $70 ( 2 ). Nikon COOLPIX B500 camera with camera strap and SONY case. Used in great condition. Comes with 4 aa batterys and 16 GB SDHC CARD. $180 ( 3 ). MERKURY INNOVATIONS DUAL COOLING BASE for laptop or netbook up to 17 inches. Two things kill a laptop, heat and dust. Keep your laptop cool. $20 ( 4 ). DELL COMPUTER BAG holds laptop up to 17 inches. Used but in Great condition. $25 ( 5 ). Life Straw Personal Water filter. Filters up to 264 gallons. $25 ( 6 ). Android charging cable, 2 & 3 meters long. $7 each. ( 7 ). Iphone charging cable, 2 meters long. $7 each. ( 8 ). San Disk 16GB memory card. $18. ( 9 ). UNIREX 32GB memory card. $26. (10). ProHT USB 2.0 speakers. $10. (11). Shower Mate waterproof Bluetooth shower spkr $10. (12) Compact Bike pump. $10 (13). VIPERTEK SELF DEFENSE TAZER $30 (14). MINIATURE FLASHLIGHTS (4) W/O BATTERYS $5 (15). Countess Mara reversible bowties (2) $10 (16). Slingshot $15. Contact me at victor.silva21@gmail.com , 8433-1813 or 8767-5092. Thank you.

For Sale

Vintage living room set (1952)

$150 for all 6 pieces

Down filled cushions

Buyer to transport

Few imperfections

San Carlos de la Amistad (Puntanares)


Or Whatsapp message 506-8715-9361 ask for photos

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>

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.


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>

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


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


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.


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 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 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!

  • 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)