Costa Rica June 2018 Howler lifestyle, travel and adventure magazine previews the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the Costa Rican national team faces Serbia, Brazil and Switzerland in the opening round this month. We look at Costa Rica soccer fans and assess the chances of Team Tico, profile goalkeeper Keylor Navas and recall the debut of soccer in Costa Rica in 1899. There’s also a preview of a sports event closer to home, the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Playas del Coco.
Travel and Adventure pays a visit to the southern shore of Lake Arenal in a Land Rover to do some stand-up paddling, and explores the thermal wonders of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. We even visit a haunted hospital — the shuttered but eerie Sanatorio Durán that once treated tuberculosis patients. The Howler’s surfing mini-mag checks out some rad waves and profiles 17-year-old surfing standout Malakai Martínez. And our regular columns feature photography, medical and veterinary advice, fashion, food, arts and entertainment, Spanish and more.