The May Howler examines a dark chapter in the history of Costa Rica — We travel the old prison island at Isla San Lucas, where conditions were so brutal it was said to be worse than Devil’s Island. But the prison is long closed, and the ruins are well worth touring today.
We also explore the tourism opportunities nearby, from Puntarenas to Nicoya Peninsula. And we follow along as a couple renews their wedding vows in Arenal with a jungle ceremony that ends with jumping off a waterfall. We pay a visit to Guayabo National Monument, Costa Rica’s richest archaeological site, where a mysterious civilization vanished before the Spanish arrived. And we cool off at Llanos de Cortés Waterfall, sometimes called the country’s most beautiful.
Also debuting in this issue is a new surfing mini-mag, with “waves you’ve missed,” the famous Santa Teresa surf spot and a profile of a local SUP champion. And our regular features include humor, photography, fashion, Spanish, wellness, history, animals, dining and more.