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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Loving December and all that it brings to our Magnificent Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Be like the Sunflower ... always seek the light.

Welcome to over a dozen new subscribers this week ... and Pura Vida Blessings to All!

So happy to see so many new faces ... and many of our friends returning here, happy to escape the cold in much of North America right now. As we head into our Summer ... record cold temperatures are being reported in many parts of the world. I know many join us in feeling the many benefits of life here in the Southern Zone.

It is not without challenges for sure. As just about everywhere in the world ... robberies increase this time of year ... here included. So be extra vigilant, and we recommend to all that you "Trust in God and tie your camels."

Thanks to many of you who sent in updates for our website since last week .. .and again encourage any and all who have announcements and ads that are outdated, to please send us current information! If you would be so kind, if you encounter something that is already sold, forward that info to us, as these matters often go unreported and we want the best, most accurate information possible of course.

This year with Christmas and New Years landing Tuesdays, both of these weeks will be "normal" at the San Isidro / Perez Zeledon Feria, Thursdays and Fridays. We at Colibri's Corner encourage pre-orders, which helps the flow at our booth substantially. We also offer delivery service to just about everywhere in Costa Rica ... and here in the Southern Zone, 6 days a week. Just write

The 2019 Marchamo In Costa Rica Can Be Paid Now ... and you never, ever want to be late!

HOLIDAY SALE! Jan Hart Medical Expenses Painting Sale Continues! 15% Off through the Holidays Please visit her beautiful website here.

We are excited about a couple of high quality health products we are now carrying.

Colflex , super oregano spray treats colds, coughs and sore throats like a miracle. We are fortunate to have it in Cinnamon Lemon and Arctic Mint, $20.

Here is a short blurb.

SUPPORT YOUR RESPIRATORY SYSTEM WITH COLFLEX FROM INNOTECH Aiding in the relief of cough, sore throat, and other respiratory concerns, Colflex Super Oregano Oral Spray Arctic Mint will simultaneously offer fresh breath and support oral hygiene. Containing Vitamin D3 and a blend of 4 essential oils (Thyme, Oregano, Lemon and Spearmint in a base of Olive Oil), Colflex offers respiratory support and can aid in the healing process of specific digestive concerns; such as: E.coli, Salmonella, and Diarrhea. The Colflex Super Oregano Oral Spray Arctic Mint lasts for 165 sprays. [LIQUID SPRAY]

We also are thrilled to be able to help so many people with depression, pain, sleeplessness and much more with Full Spectrum Organic CBD oil, in four strengths from 100 mg to 1200 mg. Available now at Colibri's Corner or write us at

We have a brand new in box, Black & Decker Rice Cooker, 3 cups with 2 year guarantee, now for 19,000 colones.

Check out these new books on the beauty of Chirripo and more! Click here.

Our wonderful PZ International Women's Club is having their annual Holiday Lunch this coming Tuesday,

December 11th, 2018, at 11:00 AM

at Hotel del Sur opposite from the Monte General Mall and next to the Expo Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome! Reservation required (see Events page for more information).

You are cordially invited to a memorial and celebration of the life of Shawnell Parker. Sunday, December 9 at Roca Verde from 1-5 pm. Please bring a dish to share and a story to tell. If you have something red to wear, please do. It was her favorite color. We will have a small service followed by lunch and then a sunset toast and scattering of the ashes.

We are excited to help promote this awesome restaurant / Beer Garden, Kaffee Baden Biergarten here in downtown Perez Zeledon.

Here is their FB link.

Hours For December, Thursday thru Sunday

12 noon to 8PM

Specializing in :

Artesanal Beer

German Sausages

Rosemary Chicken

Potato Salad

Cheese Fondue

Meat Balls

Paprika Fries

... and mucho mas!

Our good friends at Neville's Restaurant have a special event coming up!

Celebrate The Return Of Summer at Neville's Restaurant, Thursday, December 6th from 5-8! Click here for more details. Ellie Dufresne brings us her lightly jazzy dinner show, in which she breathes new life into the songs you forgot you loved from the 80s and 90s.

We have a new Taco Restaurant south of town in Finca Municipal, El Buen Taco! Click here for FB page. 6291 8530

Open 11 til 9

So happy that Ana is open at Aztecas Thursdays thru Sundays. Call 2771 3387. Outstanding Mexican Food and beautiful artwork. Click here for more info. Hey all! This Is A Change! Due to some scheduling conflicts Russ G needs to reset the weekly gig schedule: Friday, 12:30 - 3:ish, at Ricard2 Restaurant on the road to Tinamaste n Dominical just 10 minutes outside San Isidro.\ Sunday, 12:30 - 3:ish at Batsu Gastropub in 'downtown' Canaan de Revis on the road to Chirripo. Friday mostly folk n soft romantic rock. Sunday leans more to blues and maybe a little gospel. Hope to see you there!

Fabulous American hairstylist Lauren Love has 13 years of experience doing hair in the fashion world of Argentina and LA, in top salons in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and Austin, and now here in Costa Rica. A cutting specialist, she has experience working with all textures and styles and works to create a no maintenance wash and wear style that compliments your features and vibe. 20$ for men's cuts 25$ for women. Available in the Chirripo area, Tinamastes, Dominical and is happy to travel to Quepos and Manuel Antonio for groups of 4 or more. Contact: or 71366637. Thank you! Toyota 4Runner Diesel Manual Year 2000 Strong, economical 3L diesel engine. The perfect vehicle for life in Costa Rica. We are selling the 4Runner as we really needed a pickup for work on our farm. Trailer (4x7 ft) also available. Asking $9,900 or best offer. WhatsApp: 8410-1534 (see photos on Vehicles page).

Looking for a two bedroom long term rental near San Isidro beginning mid December. 8652960337


BEAUTIFUL HOME, GREAT SPOT: “QUEBRADAS” PRIVATE, SECURE, AND CONVENIENT, AND ONLY TEN MINUTES TO TOWN(SAN ISIDRO DE EL GENERAL); 40 MINUTES TO THE BEACH; 40 MINUTES TO THE NATIONAL PARK, ‘CHIRRIPO’ (HIGHEST MTN. PEAK) LARGE, ONE-BEDROOM HOME, CLEAN AND COMPLETE, OVERLOOKS THE RIVER, AND IS VERY ELEGANTLY FURNISHED, AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU MAY NEED TO BE COMFORTABLE. COMES WITH SUPER HIGH SPEED INTERNET, WIFI. (T.V. AVAILABLE) INCLUDED: QUEEN SIZE CUSTOM BED, ORTHOPEDIC MATTRESS, ITALIAN GLOVE LEATHER COUCHES (SOFT AND COMFORTABLE), LARGE KITCHEN, AND NICE BAR. HAS ALL CERAMIC FLOORS, TILED COUNTERS, LARGE BATHROOM, LARGE CLOSETS, BUILT IN CABINETS, NEW STOVE, NEW REFRIGERATOR. THERE IS AN OFFICE AREA, AND A LARGE BODEGA /WASHROOM WITH WASHING MACHINE. COMES WITH ALL LINENS, AND ALL POTS, PANS, DISHES, BLENDER, COFFEEMAKER, ETC., THERE IS ALSO A ‘ BREAKFAST NOOK’ OVERLOOKING GARDENS, THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL, HAND PAINTED ARTWORKS THROUGHOUT, AND, GARDENS OF ORCHIDS, PALMS, BROMELIA, AND LOTS OF SPACE AND A NICE PATIO WITH HAMMOCK HOME IS NEAR THE RIVER FOR A DIP AND/OR TO WATCH EXOTIIC BIRDS. PERFECT WEATHER: SUMMER BREEZES & COOLER ! BUS AND MINI MARKETS , CLOSE BY (SORRY, NO PETS) VERY REASONABLE RENT: $500/MO + $60. UTIL. LONG-TERM PREF. CALL: ( 506 ) 2771 4339 (REFS & INFO. PLEASE) (see photos on Rentals page). Nicely furnished small 3 bedroom house on a private and tranquil 1/2 acre in the countryside between San Vito and Agua Buena not far from Wilson Botanical Gardens a world class biological research station. Fridge, gas stove with oven, lavadora and hot water shower included. Beautiful gardens, covered patios, bananas, avocadoes, oranges, mora, mandarinas and an assortment of other fruits as well as a small vivero and areas to plant vegetables. Seeking responsible renters willing to commit to a minimum of one year. Less than 1 km from the main road with regular bus service, a good size grocery and hardware store. Rent will include regular garden maintenance, all utilities and weekly cleaning by trusted locals. Delicious Tico meals can be arranged if desired for a reasonable fee. $350USD/ month all inclusive Available anytime after Dec. 18th. Full month deposit and 1st months rent required upon signing lease . Whatsapp : +1-604-741-1377

Rooms for rent at Magic Mountain Retreat FB, plant based/permaculture demonstration site., 506 8915 2461. Click here for more information.


small 3 room farm house in rosario de paquar 10 km from

SI with separate kitchen on 12 hectarias. single man or couple

capable of farming organic crops and earn 50% of profits. capable, clean, organized, no drugs, honest and good vibes. end of public road. long term. car needed. write to



on this lovely 2 bedroom home, close to town, overlooking the Quebradas River and gardens.

Click here for full details. FOR MORE INFO AND PICS:

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

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 Please click here.

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

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 or 512-663-5134

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

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

  • Clove Oil

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Matcha Green Tea ... amazing health properties & delicious

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Kalamata Black Olives

  • Organic Extra Virgen Olive Oil

  • Delicious Dates!

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

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!

This Week in the Colibri`s Corner

  • 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

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

We also have now:

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • 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

We also have now:

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 Blessing All

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