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  • Writer's picturePura Vida Connections

Pure joy in our Spectacular Southern Zone of Costa Rica

Welcome to a whole bunch of New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All!

It's lovely to see so many familiar faces coming back to our area ... and there are plenty of events & activities for all! Please see our Events page as well as this newsletter!

Our Perez Zeledon feria will be having regular hours during the Christmas / New Years Weeks ... the Tinamastes feria will be open on Mondays for those two weeks.

We offer Xpress delivery service throughout our area ... and throughout Costa Rica via various Transport companies for any of our products (see Gourmet Product Page) ... as well as we can do some limited shopping at the PZ feria for you.

We have a list of several families / singles / couples looking for rentals in our area ... from very simple to fancy schmanzy. If you would like to offer a place for rental .. our cost for advertising is just a one time $20 fee til rented. (If you run into any already rented rentals from our page .. please let us know and ask the owner to let us know if they haven't yet. Send to

Must visit our new Beer Garden in Central PZ ... click here!

Are you hosting a holiday event•dinner for the public • have things for sale related to Christmas • trying to find who's selling or making the most delicious pumpkin pie • have organic or regular turkey's for sale • doing a toy drive for a cause & seeking donations &/or help • looking to see what restaurants are doing Christmas Dinner in your area • looking for a New Years Party to attend - whatever you can think of that's Christmas or New Years related - join our "Christmas in Costa Rica" & "New Years in Costa Rica" Facebook groups for holiday-related things around Costa Rica & ask &/or share details!! • CHRISTMAS in Costa Rica = • NEW YEARS • Feliz Año Nuevo In Costa Rica =

Kirtan & Vegan Dinner at Rama Organica

Join us for a celebration of life through music, chanting, holistic food, bonfire & the spirit of Pachamama. ♥ Vanessa Ellen, Daena Weeks, Jimmy Gilker & Vyola Michelle Herrera Foster will be guiding us through 2 hours of song starting at 16:30pm. Thereafter we get to share a beautiful meal prepared by Alex Skeate. The meal will include a Rama Greenhouse Herbal Tea as well as sweet treats to end our Friday Soulfood experience.

Kirtan will be donation based. ♥ Vegan dinner with tea & sweet treats: 16 USD pp You are welcome to join Kirtan only or vice versa! For bookings & more information reach out to us directly on Facebook: or email:

Crafted Beer Tasting and Judging Event in La Alfombra Saturday, December 15, 2018 We will be hosting a Crafted Beer Tasting and Judging Event starting at 3 pm. This pre party will feature at least 5 different Ales that I have been working on for 2 years now... Other brewers are welcome to bring their own crafted brews to be judged... please contact Matt aka Mateo at, or 2787-0594(after 6 pm). We will be giving out judging score cards starting at 3 pm promptly.... Those who can, please bring a snack for the Snack Table! This event requests a 5,000 CRC donation to participate 3pm - 5pm. It will be more than worth it!!! The party will continue at 5:30pm open to all, no cover, with MUSIC and FUN! Please RSVP to help us plan. This event will be held at the Community Center (Salon Comunal) in La Alfombra.... 50 meters past the Escuela de La Alfombra. 2787-0594

Golfito Get Away Specials

Local special $250 per week per room for two.

For groups up to 5 rooms $1000 per week.

Includes boat transportation and Gulf tour. Dolphin sight seeing.

Special all inclusive boat tour, food and lodging two nights three days

. Dolphin tour plus a visit to botanical gardens or wildlife refuge included. For $300. per person. Two person minimum.


  • Internationally recognized certificates. Learn to muscle test efficiently and work with the 14 major meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Relieve stress and pain, improve balance, learn to test foods and help yourself and your loved ones be their best. Class runs February 5-12, 2019, to register or with questions. $250USD per level, $1000 for the four. +1-250-681-3391

Housesitting service.

English to Spanish translation.

Social Media Ninja or virtual chat operator

Errands for San Isidro, Perez Zeledon area.

Call 84552087 or

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.

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.

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. or 71366637. Thank you!

2003 Suzuki Vitara in great condition with a new paint job, new back tires , brakes ok, with a V-6 motor and has 177,800 K on the odometer , new roof rack, 4 door, Just reduced to $6500.00 Yorleny or Vern 8668- 6403


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 after March 8th. 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.

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.​

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!

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

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

  • 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

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

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.

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