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January / February 2020 Online Highlights

Costa Rica Lifestyle, Travel, Adventure and Business Magazine:

Jacó’s transformation as a family-friendly tourism hub is showcased in our Jan/Feb 2020 cover story. From the beach community’s indigenous roots to its modern artistic and cultural renaissance, we reveal dimensions of Jacó that may surprise anyone overdue for a visit.

Travel & Adventure takes you on a catamaran cruise to Isla Tortuga, where the options for exploration or relaxation are endless. Learn how to get your adventure’s worth out of a conveniently combined visit to Carara National Park and the neighboring Tarcoles River crocodile hangout.  We also give you a bird’s-eye view of of the rainforest wildlife from your own private treetop haven at Santa Clara. Insights into the scarlet macaw’s comeback after near extinction in Costa Rica are provided in a pair of Creature Features.

Jacó’s Jefferson Tascon is profiled in Surfing CR, which also explains how Blue Flag beach locales are classified using a five-star rating system. Learn about a newly introduced ocean rescue training program in Costa Rica, along with tips for surviving and saving others in a rip current. 

Arts-Culture-Entertainment (ACE) expands your outlook on Jacó’from the perspective of its vast outdoor wall murals. Howler’s musical spotlight this time is on Band X, while our Bookshelf review features the memoir of a U.S. expat who fulfilled her dream of creating a horseback adventure tour ranch in Costa Rica.

Our Pura Vida section highlights the heavenly attributes of  Los Altos de Eros boutique hotel as a luxury venue for yoga retreats and spa pampering. Resolve to think well and feel better, and learn tips to make fashion trends fit wherever you are. Join Tamarindo veterinarian Dr. Gilberth Cavallini on his wildlife specialist’s dream come true in South Africa.

Howler’s CR Biz cover story is about the land of opportunity that became Lake Arenal 40 years ago, and the lives uprooted in its making. Find out how Costa Rica’s labor force is reskilling for the future, and what sets ADI Tamarindo apart from other groups of its kind. Learn about the relaunched and renamed Senderos development, greener dream home designs and options for subdivided property in Costa Rica. Discover ways that your financial and overall well being are linked and vacation rental homes can deliver more than you expect.

Our January/February Dining Guide cover story invites you to soak up the sun-glazed vibe at Zona Azul Beach Club. It’s one of the three new hotel restaurants at the W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal, all open to the public, as featured in recent Howler issues. You’ll find more dining spots than ever in our updated restaurant listings along with location maps for the Gold Coast and Jacó.

Costa Rica’s premier English-language magazine delivers all this and much more on business, lifestyle and other topics.

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