Top

Click photo to discover your travel and adventure deals!

Experience our audiovisual at Howler TV on Youtube. Subscribe!

These are fun!

Earth Charter

Mirian Vilela was born in Brasília, the sprawling modern capital of Brazil built on a plateau in the middle of [...]

Hazel Montenegro

Congratulations to Hazel Montenegro Turner Hazel Montenegro Photography for winning best photo #voguemexico #voguelatinamerica #CRFW ! Thanks to Karina Díaz [...]

Mauricio Amuy Finds his Way Back to Pura Vida

Mauricio and I met many years ago in San José at an event he headed up for his charity. We [...]

In Memoriam: Jack Ketchum

This article first appeared in Cemetery Dance, courtesy of publisher/bestselling author Richard Chizmar, shortly after the death of author Jack [...]

Between Oceans

Are you an expat, or thinking of becoming an expat? Then Between Oceans – Crooks, Creeps, and Crazies on the [...]

The Soul of a Coffee Legacy

Soul Gives is a registered non-profit that works with indigenous groups in Costa Rica and Mexico. They qualify each business, [...]

Guachipelin Hotel and Adventures

Use code: HOWLER to save 10% Main Page Hotel Tours Wellness Waterfalls Weddings Spa Zip Lines Hiking Horseback Riding Mountain [...]

Mario-Peraza

Costa Rican-born producer, photographer, artist and filmmaker Mario Peraza is one of Latin America’s most prominent voices. His imagery captures [...]

Britt Coffee

THE HISTORY OF GOURMET COFFEE Costa Rica has produced one of the best coffees in the world for over a [...]

Day Three Botanicals

Day Three Botanicals was created while exploring alternative treatments for epilepsy, chronic pain, and inflammation.  Day Three was founded by [...]

National Symbols of Costa Rica

Discover your travel and adventure deals There is nothing arbitrary or spontaneous about the declaration of a national symbol. The [...]

Costa Rica’s Flag: Proudly Waved, Carried and Worn

{{ vc_btn: title=ORDER+COSTA+RICAN+COFFEE+DELIVERED+TO+YOUR+DOOR+AT+THIS+LINK&style=3d&shape=round&color=pink&size=lg&align=center&button_block=true&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fhowlermag.com%252Fbritt-coffee%252F%7Ctarget%3A_blank }} BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS Costa Rica's Flag: Proudly Waved, Carried and Worn.  There is nothing [...]

Considering Relocating to Costa Rica?

Costa Rica Legal Due Diligence Seminars If you are an expat who is interested in understanding the pure legal facts [...]

Advertising Partners

Support our advertising partners, click to discover their promotion: Our partners make Howler Costa Rica Travel Information Magazine possible for [...]

Beautiful Birds of Costa Rica

MORE ADVENTURES IN COSTA RICA HERE   To fully appreciate that Costa Rica has no clear boundaries defining where heaven [...]

Fernán Salazar: Fusions of Artistic Talent

Reflections of light cascading through shards of glass present multi-dimensional motivation for Costa Rican artist Fernán Salazar.   "In creating art, [...]

What Circle Of Hell Is This?

Originally published by Mango Musings in May 2021 The circle of life so often depicted on the National Geographic Channel [...]

Death and Dying in Costa Rica

Adapted by author October 2015 Funeral and burial practices in Costa Rica differ widely from those of western cultures. As [...]

Museums of Costa Rica

Not surprisingly, Costa Rica’s abundance of nature-infused riches tends to eclipse its indoor attractions. This leaves much about the nature [...]

Colorful Expressions

Figures of Speech Figured Out Learn Spanish in Costa Rica. Here are some phrases that can be useful when living [...]

Wheels to the World – Ox cart of bygone era a cultural treasure today

Wheels to the World - Ox cart of bygone era a cultural treasure today: Although its golden age in Costa [...]

Guaitil: The Real Deal

Written by Debbie Bride & Marian Paniagua To be sure, the tiny village of Guaitil is off the beaten path, [...]

What is Höwler?

Let’s start with what it’s NOT. This is not pop, this is not tourist music, this isn’t Cocaine or Sweet [...]

Jaime Koss – Magic in His Hands

From a very young age, Jaime Koss’s visual interpretations have been deeply influenced by his remarkable ability to view life [...]

José Eduardo and the Magic Goose

A True Costa Rican Fable:  Much has been written about 2020 … the good and the bad memories of a […]

Rancho Shadday

La Cocina de Doña Marta As one of the most developed beach towns in Costa Rica, Jacó bustles — always […]

Allan Murillo Drawing What Comes Naturally

"I thought I was in deep trouble when my second-grade teacher demanded a conference with my mother," remembers Costa Rican [...]

Easy As Pie In Costa Rica

Adapted from the book Temporary Insanity — Costa Rica: My Way, chapter 4   On my first full day in [...]

The Detour: Turning the Tide

We are pleased to announce the recent release of a book by one of Howler’s own periodic contributors, Ben Harris. [...]

Important Corner of Jacó Gets the Love it Deserves

On a short, nondescript road in Jacó, you can find the post office, police station, government offices and the CCSS [...]

Fatiniza a World-Class Act

When I see them singing, I know they love my music and that is the biggest thing for me.

Tamales at Your Table

Timeless Tico Ingredient for Holiday Celebrations Tamales are a traditional dish almost everywhere in Latin America, and distinctive methods of [...]

Museum Frida Kahlo

An hour before closing time, culminating my whirlwind one-day art tour focusing on Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, I arrived […]

Chasing Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Across Borders

(Versión en Español a continuación) Years ago I was a columnist for a Minneapolis neighborhood newspaper. My column allowed me […]

Chavela Vargas

Indomitable Non-Conformist Ahead of Her Time María Isabel Anita Carmen de Jesús Vargas Lizano, better known as Chavela Vargas, Mexican […]

Latin American Art

Celebration of a Cross-Cultural Legacy The arts are one of the most important connecting fabrics joining cultures across time and […]

A Breath of Fresh Air

Danny Herrara and Artify Jacó Born in the Caribbean province of Limón, Costa Rican artist Danny Alexander Herrera Batista lived […]

New Hobby Sculpted from Beach Driftwood Finds

New Hobby Sculpted from Beach Driftwood Finds Within the unclouded silver linings to emerge from the darkness of COVID-19 in [...]

Legends of Atenas

A legend is a folktale, often historically grounded, that changes with each “I swear this is true” retelling. Small towns, [...]

Telenovela

The Telenovela A Guilty Pleasure Telenovela baddies require incredible acting skill not to evoke laughter at their dastardly deeds.   […]