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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 [...]

Britt Coffee

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

Never Looked Back

Please allow me to introduce myself — my name is Joseph A. Emanuelli. I am the Managing Broker of Tres [...]

How to Build Inner Resilience

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS Welcome, my fellow entrepreneurs, to a new month with new challenges, situations and expectations among [...]

Cadastre Registration Regularization Program

BEST COSTA RICA TRAVEL ADVENTURES   In 2006, the Government of Costa Rica established (re-designed) the Cadastre and Registration Regularization [...]

Squatter’s Rights?

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS Before you purchase property in Costa Rica you may want to know more about so-called [...]

Advertising Partners

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

Economic Reactivation Goals

New Law Encourages Foreign Investment and Relocation to Costa Rica On July 5, 2021, the government of Costa Rica published Law [...]

Joint Tenancy Property Title Registration

In English common law jurisdictions, such as Canada and the United States, registering a property title in joint tenancy — [...]

HMH Marketing

BROWSE THE HOWLER MAGAZINE of Costa Rica ABOVE FOR OPPORTUNITIES. Contact us to discover how HMH can assist you with [...]

Reset Your Mindset

My dear fellow entrepreneurs, I will begin this month's article with this mantra: “I am still standing!” Repeat this mantra [...]

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Summer Vacation Game Plan

Welcome, July! Kids start their long summer vacations, likely feeling happy and free with the prospect of no school for [...]

Rental Properties

With the substantial number of rental properties in Costa Rica, it is important for owners who rent their properties out [...]

Water Availability

When considering building a home in Costa Rica, you might expect water availability to be the least of your concerns. [...]

Dynamic Howler Marketing

Interactive Videos - unmute, and click! Unmute videos. Open magazine pages to full screen. International Magazine Audiovisual Magazine Spanish quarterly [...]

Costa Rica’s Legal System: Roman Civil Law

Like the judicial systems used primarily throughout the countries of Latin America and continental western Europe, Costa Rica has adopted [...]

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica: Basics – Part 2

Our last LegalEase article in the May 2021 Howler issue focused on the basics of making a real estate purchase [...]

Global Wellness Day

Happy June to all of you! This month’s Entrepreneur CR article is dedicated to an extraordinary worldwide celebration: Global Wellness [...]

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica: The Basics

PART 1 Now that international borders have reopened, the real estate market in Costa Rica is starting to heat up. [...]

HOA Law in Costa Rica

Purchasing or renting property in Costa Rica can be confusing for foreigners. One of the most confusing and least understood [...]

Be One Step Ahead

My fellow friend entrepreneurs, I congratulate all of you because you are warriors, and you have survived. As this pandemic [...]

Digital Nomads Welcomed in Costa Rica

A proposed modification to section 88 of the General Law on Immigration, law No. 8764, brings exciting news to those [...]

Building CR – Picking Your Dream Property

Plan to build your dream home in Costa Rican paradise? First, it's always recommended to find a reputable real estate [...]

Becoming Unstuckable

Entrepreneur Costa Rica: Becoming Unstuckable - Your Personal Business Mission.  Unstuckable may not appear in most conventional dictionaries, but nonetheless [...]

Lifting Disabled Barriers to Cahuita’s Beach Beauty

Have you ever tried to push a wheelchair through the sand? No, I have not either, but just the idea […]

ProParques Costa Rica

Getting Things Done They get things done! That was my foremost thought when undertaking to follow up on the community […]

New Obligations for Inactive Corporations

The Costa Rican tax administration, Ministerio de Hacienda, has implemented new decrees to control the legitimization of capital and root […]

Exit Permit Requirements for Minors

All Costa Rican minors (under the age of 18) are required to have an exit permit, regardless of whether or [...]

Staying the Main Course

A recent survey by the National Restaurant Association in the United States found nearly one in six restaurants have closed [...]

Feel Good From the Inside Out

Happy February, everyone!  I got the sense that January passed fast, and some of the objectives that I had in [...]

Time to Declutter

Order in Our Home Restores Health and Order in Our Life One of the best things we can do at [...]

Rising Up With Best Foot Forward

Happy new year to all of you! I wish you an abundance of wisdom, peace, happiness, love and money! Let's [...]

Costa Rica Provides Additional COVID-19 Relief Measures

The Costa Rican government continues to adjust to the financial implications of COVID-19. The relief measures outlined below pertain to [...]

Your New Coldwell Banker Agents

Katy and Larry Benveniste Recently arriving from Hawaii, we traded one tropical paradise for another, leaving Maui’s sunny beaches for [...]

Taking Adventure Tourism To The Top – Diamante Hits New Heights

Diamante Hits New Heights - The growing business of Costa Rica's adventure tourism: On a perfectly bright and clear January morning in [...]

Your 2021 Vision Board

SPANISH BELOW Are you already wondering how next year will be? Do you want to plan to have the best [...]

International Exchange of Financial Account Information

This article will discuss the requirements and application in Costa Rica for the automatic exchange of foreigners’ financial account information [...]

The Eviction Process in Costa Rica

(Versión en Español a continuación) With a substantial number of rental properties in Costa Rica, it is important for property […]

A Challenge to Feel Good

Cómo están, my fellow entrepreneurs, business owners, working moms and friends?    Before I started to brainstorm about what I [...]

Flor de Caña Rum Becomes Carbon Neutral Certified

Flor de Caña is recognized as an industry leader for its sustainable practices. Flor de Caña, a sustainably produced premium […]

Value Added Tax Modified for Tourism

The tax rate will be reinstated in stages over a period of time.  Texto en español a continuación   The [...]

IREN Renaissance Institute

Renaissance Institute, known as IREN, is a Costa Rican nonprofit organization focused on finding educational solutions for children and adults. [...]

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence Being an entrepreneur with a business to run can sometimes be overwhelming. Maintaining a business is a demanding [...]

Dare To Make A Difference

Dare To Make A Difference   Spanish text below. Texto en español a continuación   (Photos courtesy of SIFAIS) Located [...]

Local Fisherman Feeding Families and More

It is inspiring to see the number of people in the Jacó community that work to help others. No doubt [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Entrepreneurs

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Entrepreneurs I am glad everyone is alive and kicking. In this article, I will be your […]

Do Foreigners Require a Costa Rica Will?

Do Foreigners Require a Costa Rica Will? As a Costa Rica lawyer I am often asked by expat clients whether […]

How to Open a Costa Rican Bank Account SP/EN

Aperturas de cuentas bancarias   (English below) Requisitos para extranjeros (Residentes y no residentes) Banco de Costa Rica Original del documento […]

Diamante Hits New Heights SP/EN

Diamante Hits New Heights (Spanish below) On a perfectly bright and clear January morning in 2012, while standing on a […]

Jacó Impact: Making Waves in Ways that Matter

Born and raised in the neighboring port city of Puntarenas, Yorgina Ureña has been part of the Jacó community for […]

Diamante clean

  Leading the way back for Costa Rica Adventure Tourism Diamante, located in Guanacaste along the Gulf of Papagayo, became […]

Jaco Impact At Home

Jacó Impact at Home in La Casona Lodge New Digs to Grow in New Directions Most people know Yorgina Ureña […]

Health Insurance time bomb

Health Insurance For the Time Bomb You Don’t Hear Ticking   “We are healthy and we never need to go […]

Pollito Project

The Pollito Project Helping in Sustainable Ways There are many ways to help those in need, but there is something […]

Review Insurance Policies

Not All Policies Are Alike: READ YOURS!   As you may know, not all insurance policies are alike. It’s always […]

Vacasa Clean

Introducing Vacasa Premium Clean Enhanced Vacation Rental Cleanliness Protocol  Since we opened our doors in 2009, Vacasa homes have been […]

Apply Mindfulness to Business

How To Apply Mindfulness to Business I hope all of you are safe and sound. I want to start this […]

Same Sex Marriage

Costa Rica the First Country in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage (Spanish below) On May 26, 2020, Costa Rica […]

Designing in Paradise, from a Distance

Clients often look at distance as a roadblock, but it doesn’t have to be. Designing in Paradise does not need […]