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Bribes and Graft: Is it Worth it?

Meet our Contributors


Costa Rica’s

Real Estate Scene

Where, how, which agent, all the opportunities…

Explore dozens of our articles all about real estate in this 2022 special edition of Howler.  More

Click the category to explore all articles. Newest ones are first.


Experiencing the Arenal Adventure

The Top 5 Things to Do in:

>Puntarenas, Costa Rica

>Neiva, Columbia

>Colón, Panama

>Tola, Nicaragua

>Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Selected Costa Rica Adventures

Flamingo Features a New Marina


Costa Rica’s Real Estate Scene

Conserving Biodiversity by Design

Living Where the Air Doesn’t Hurt My Face

Nice Ocean View Home, Complete with Elevator

Real Estate Market: Papagayo

What is the Procedure to Write an Offer and Close?

If Selling or Buying Property in Costa Rica

Why “In Love With Costa Rica”

Roca Mistica Comes Alive

What is the Property Purchasing Process in Costa Rica?

Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica: FAQs

Two condos for Sale in the Quaint Town of Matapalo, Guanacaste

See This Home in Matapalo, Guanacaste

Marina Flamingo


Roca Místico: Bringing Balance to a Festive or Introspective Gathering Space

Of Two Minds, Part 2


Preserving the Maleku Heritage

Coldplay Concert March 18


Women Empowerment


Tide Chart, Sun and Moon Schedule

Brisa is World Champion

YouTube Video Spotlight:

Why CR is the happiest place...

“Through the Lens” Is Now Available

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March 2022 Howler Highlights

Costa Rica’s real estate scene is abuzz with activity, only partly triggered by last year’s economic reset buttons being pushed globally. What many of our readers will realize is that it’s not a new phenomenon or passing fad, but rather the continuation of a long-term uptrend. From the time of Howler’s inception, we’ve kept our finger on the pulse of what motivates expats to seek, find, buy and build homes in this awesome country. Our vast online collection of articles covers the gamut of expertise on relocation, real estate, design and building, legal, financial, investment and property management. So with a special focus on real estate in this month’s issue, we are pleased to provide a catalog of titles that we encourage prospective house hunters to read at their leisure.

Our March featured adventure describes the natural highs you can experience while hiking with an informative guide in Arenal. And again, we offer glimpses at five unique Latin American locales — all based on recommendations from locals. Our “top 5” sampling of attractions in each spot includes two home country locales: Puntarenas and Playas del Coco. Crossing both international borders, we take you to Tola, Nicaragua and Colón, Panama. Venturing further to South America, find out what experiences await in Neiva, Colombia.

Howler continues connecting Costa Rica with the world on other fronts too. We have plenty of details about the eco-friendly performance tour that Coldplay is kicking off in San José. Also find out about cultural preservation initiatives benefiting the Maleku indigenous community, and a versatile new venue for special events and retreats.

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