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Enjoying the Changing of the Seasons in our Rainy Sunny Southern Zone of Costa Rica

This gorgeous painting is by local loved & renowned artist, Helen Eltis, who is now offering an exciting artist retreat at Finca Mia ... the perfect venue! Check all details on our Events Page here

Welcome New Subscribers & Pura Vida Blessings to All!

Not much time left, but here is an important luncheon event for Veterans living here. Thank you Chuck & Bryan!

Come try our new Indian Madras Hummus ... goes great with Diane's Flaxxers. Also lots of Vegan and Gluten Free Delights!

Our Ginger Kombucha receives accolades every week. And we have a wonderful new spicy Kimchi as well as our organic sauerkraut now available.

We are also carrying the most delicious gluten free breads ... place an advance order if possible.

Also available now is MMS and Collodial Silver

Write for more information.

We also deliver 7 days a week and can help with your feria shopping if you don't want to come in. write

I am looking for a dermatologist who speaks basic English, and wondering if you might know of anyone in San Isidro. Gracias

Ballena Tales – An Integral Media Promoting the South Pacific

The South Pacific of Costa Rica stands out as a booming destination and is the focus of attention for Ballena Tales. For more than 10 years we have been providing quality content to those who visit us from all over the world, as well as those who live here, either temporarily or permanently. All companies including the real estate sector have obtained good results through their advertising in our magazine.

Dearest Readers,

I want to share something I knew was good and important but I didn’t realize how effective it really was until recently.

Please consider Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to help make us stronger and healthier again.

Certain parts of our bodies can be deprived from oxygen causing illness and fatigue.

HBO may be your solution for any healing challenges you may have, as well as general well being.

Some of you may know Kipp, he’s an interesting Canadian gent that does healing work and promotes the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen here.

If you would like a session in the HBO chamber, he is offering that, as well as now making the chambers available for purchase.

Kipp will be holding an educational & raising awareness meeting for anybody interested. Write for more information or with questionsl

HBO is one of the most powerful healing modalities available to us.

Here is the link to his website and click here for the video story and website.

Paraiso Miravalles ... lovely new subdivision just miles from town but in the hills with awesome views. For more information, write:

Check out our website of our CBD products ... ... we have various strengths of CBD oils and a great cream excellent for so many types of pain. write for more info or to order.

Investment opportunity.

Creating intentional community. Permaculture, self sustaining community.

Like minded folks interested in sustainable living. Permaculture Gardening. Natural Organic standards. Progressive ideas .

Do you want to be the change you want to see.

57 acres in Paradise. In between San Vito and Ciudad Neily, about an hour to the beach, less than an hour to Panama.

The property is served by the municipality of San Vito the electric is created by wind power. Spring Water is serviced by the municipality of San Vito. And as an added bonus that is unheard of in most of Costa Rica there is fiber optic high-speed internet available. Dependable internet working from home is available.

Ownership in this Cooperative includes Beach Club membership at Paz Bella.

Great Stuff for Sale (see photos and more here)

NEW Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-band Router/Great


Queen Boxspring & Mattress

Canon 2400 printer. Hardly used. Will sell for 10 mil Contact +506 7169 6257

Uniden D1680 Portable telephone in excellent condition. New battery. 5 mil. Contact +506 7169 6257

Free Adyashanti videos on DVD. Write to or text 7169-6257

Meditation & Community Ashram Experience, Starting May 1, 2019 Join us for 10-days or 4-weeks and awaken to the power of sacred living

10-Day Program: May 1 - 10, 20194-Week Program: May 1 - 29, 2019

Experience life at the Sat Yoga Ashram

In the misty mountains of Rio Nuevo, there is an oasis of peace, healing, and serenity. The Sat Yoga Ashram Experience retreat gives you the opportunity to live, serve, learn and meditate together with the community. You will gain priceless insights, friendships, and heart-melting moments of divine love that can change your life forever.

RENTALS (check our Rentals Page to see them all)

Lovely house for rent in Villa Nueva, 3.5 miles from San Isidro de El General

Casa Bella Vista is a comfortable, peaceful, new house (163 sq m / 1750 sq ft) for rent. The house is in perfect condition. With 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen area, living room, storage room carport and outdoor space. The whole house is fully furnished and equipped. i.e. fridge, freezer, washing machine, curtains, stove etc. Located in Villa Nueva, at only 3.5 miles (10-15minutes by car) from the centre of San Isidro de el General. 30 minutes from Tinamastes. No 4*4 car required as the roads are in excellent condition. The house is situated on a 6,5 Ha secure, private property, with many fruit trees around, and banana plants, and has a beautiful view over the valley. The house of the landlord is at 70 m distance. Distance to the nearest bus stop and pulperia: 0.4 miles. There is a high speed internet connection and WIFI. Monthly rent: $ 675,-- plus utilities. Rental includes lawn maintenance. A long term tenant is preferred.

Contact information: Hans Valster and Elida Marin Tel. (+506)8397-5377 / 2771-8482. Do not call in the month of may of 2018, but send an e-mail instead, as the tennant will be abroad.


Beautiful 2bd/2bth Open Kitchen 860sq ft Country House

Southern Zone/ Panama border, San Vito area.

Fully furnished, nicely renovated, morning terrasse, evening deck/patio

Sitting on over an acre at 3200ft, surrounded by landscaped lawns. Fenced + secure + private driveway.

Nestled on an organic reforested farm. Some produce available. Great wildlife - monkeys, sloths,… nearby stream, waterfalls, many hikes - Ideal for bird watching.

Rental includes lawn maintenance.

Additional fee for cleansing service and WIFI. Possibility to have fabulous tico meals delivered.

Bus, soda, grocery 2km.


$370 deposit + 1st month + last month. Referrals. Smoke free.

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 usually have:

  • Organic Eggs

  • Turmeric Powder & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Salads with Asian Dressing

  • Organic Red or Black Beans

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Vegan Cookies

  • 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

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • Goat cheeses

  • Fresh & Smoked Trout

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Epsom Salts

  • Moringa Seeds & Leaves

  • Organic Black Strap Molasses

  • Cactus Juice & other Natural Bug Repellents

  • Sticky, Yummy Dates

  • Costa Rican Macadamias

  • Integral Oats

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

Pura Vida Blessings to All

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