We are very proud that in May 2021 Howler achieved 25 Years of uninterrupted Publishing: This is due to our commitment and the support of our advertisers, worldwide readership, and the communities in Costa Rica.

The Howler Magazine, started in 1996 serving the Gold Coast Guanacaste area of Costa Rica:  The Howler was the first English publication in the area. We have expanded to all of Costa Rica and the World. Currently, over 500,000 unique readers per month visit our website.

HOWLER MAGAZINE, created by David Mills in 1996, was the first English-language publication in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste area. It was named for the howler monkey, known as the loudest voice in the forest. From those humble beginnings as a two-page flyer geared to Gold Coast readers, Howler has come a long way as the trusted nation-wide source for travel and adventure; arts, culture and entertainment; and lifestyle, business and community information. Our evolution as a high-quality printed magazine has evolved to it’s current multi-media platform embracing the electronic age.

David Mills, Howler’s creator and the original owner was an entrepreneurial pioneer in Costa Rica. In 2016, the iconic magazine was acquired by John Quam and took on a vibrant new life. The current Howler team continues working toward the future. While bringing the world to beautiful Costa Rica virtually, we invite viewers to come and experience this gem for themselves.

Howler’s voice will be louder than ever, resonating at wider and deeper levels through multi-media engagement. Longtime and new readers alike will be encouraged to interact with us. We are the ideal resource for anyone seeking an escape to a place that is welcoming and harbors much of the world’s protected pristine beauty. Closer to home, Howler thrives on our interactions with the local people. In an effort to reach more readers with inclusive content we have integrated a translation platform that converts to eleven languages. We strive to unite our communities by embracing their culture and enjoying the differences.

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