Fiercely Feminine

Hola, happy sea-sunsetters! Allow me to introduce myself; I’m your new read for a new Howler monthly column called The [...]

Eco-Friendly Flora Protect Our Fauna- “Bee” Kind to Vital Insects

Various eco-friendly aspects of building design and construction have been covered in past articles, most recently last month’s overview of [...]

Wisdom from Albert Einstein

Sometimes, in order to accept something new, you must hear it from someone you admire. Today I want to share [...]

Captain PAUL WATSON Introduces the First Ship for Neptune’s Navy

The Captain Paul Watson Foundation has purchased the first ship of what will be Neptune’s Navy. The former 73-meter British [...]

Costa Rica Takes Top Recognition in International Challenge

The World Coffee Challenge is an international coffee competition celebrating and empowering coffee producers and their coffees of excellence. Only [...]

Medical Considerations for Air Travel

It is not unusual for commercial aircraft to cruise at altitudes up to 40,000 feet, with cabin pressures equal to [...]

Spanish – more useful nouns

Learning Spanish can be fun. It takes lots of practice and getting corrected as you enunciate. Be sure to learn [...]

Costa Rica: Through the Lens 2022 #2

It never ceases to amaze our Howler team when we consider all of our photographers and the variety of spectacular [...]

Cookware Awareness: The Trouble with Teflon

Are you eating toxic chemicals and you don’t know about it?   Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also known as C-8, is [...]

Contact Dermatitis

Much has been said about the possible harmful effects of chemicals and other additives to foods. More prevalent in our [...]

Properly Cleaning Your Tongue

Ready to add a new activity as part of your morning habits? Have you ever heard about scraping your tongue? [...]

What You Eat Has The Power of What You Can Achieve

Paying More Attention to the Way You Eat Can Help Your Productivity The truth is that we have created our [...]

Celebrating Our Sloths on October 20th

Costa Rica's Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) was founded in 2016 by sloth researcher Dr. Rebecca Cliffe and is dedicated to saving [...]

Raining October

For Costa Rica's east coast visitors, October is a good time to visit (weather-wise). For our Pacific-side readers, we're usually [...]

Learning Spanish – Useful Nouns

Learn Spanish a little at a time. Howler has many lessons online for you to read, learn and practice. These [...]

Spanish: Colorful Expressions Too

  Here are some Spanish words and phrases to learn when traveling or living in Costa Rica. Take your time [...]

Food Combinations For Healthy Digestion

It is no surprise to see on the market today so many digestive and dietary aids for the stomach, along [...]

Costa Rica 2022: Through the Lens

SEE NOVEMBER'S EDITION, CLICK HERE! For all of the scenes, sensations and experiences that words can’t adequately describe, countless generations [...]

Spanish: things to do with your hands

acariciar — caress   agarrar — grab   aplaudir — clap   estripar — squeeze   frotar — rub   [...]

Enjoying Life In Costa Rica

We get these questions all the time: Will I enjoy living In Costa Rica? Where Is the best place to [...]

Pet Care in Rainy Season – Let’s Prepare

Pet Care in Rainy Season - Let's Prepare Our Pets.  As rainy season starts, reproduction of insects and increased proliferation of [...]

Ayurvedic Medicine: Digging Deeper to Understand Your Dominant Dosha

The background information in Howler’s last two articles about Ayurvedic medicine set the stage for what we’ll cover this time. [...]

Surfing and Yoga Go Hand in Hand

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS Let’s take a moment to reconnect to our breath. Inhale deeply through your nose. Fill [...]

Summer Vacation Game Plan

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

Lifestyle Feature – Sound Journey to Self-Healing

Lifestyle Feature - Sound Journey to Self-Healing: A Gentle Natural Healing Tool.  So there I was, completely submerged in a bath [...]

Benefits of Nature-Costa Rica Natural High

Benefits of Nature-Costa Rica Natural High: Being a yoga practitioner and instructor in Costa Rica, I am fortunate in being [...]

Mantras and Affirmations

Om Mani Padme Hum is the above sanscript phrase, a well-loved Buddhist mantra commonly translated as, "The jewel is in [...]

Retreats In Costa Rica: Pick Your Way to Unwind

From the Costa Rican coastlines to the volcanoes and cloud forests, there are many types of retreats throughout this country [...]

Yoga and Wellness Retreats

What Makes Costa Rica an Inspiration Destination We’ll begin today’s practice in a comfortable seated position. Gently rest your hands [...]

A Mental Diet for Your Body to Heal

A Mental Diet for Your Body to Heal: The mind is a powerful tool for creating the experiences we choose in [...]

Planning Your Move

Careful planning is the key to a successful relocation. No matter how much research you do, there will always be [...]

Ayurvedic Medicine

Discover Your Dosha, Part 1 Ayurvedic medicine is much more than just medicine. This 5,000-year-old practice began in India and [...]

Brasilito Baseball a Hit for Kids in the Area

For over five years now, once a week, the kids in Brasilito, Costa Rica have been treated to two hours [...]

The Doctor Is In – Sand Flea Bites

Nothing is worse than enjoying a beautiful Costa Rican sunset then waking up in the middle of the night with [...]

Roca Mistica hosts huge corporate event

As usual, Semana Santa was an eventful time of year in Guanacaste, and it was Roca Mística’s first. Declining to [...]

Welcome to President Rodrigo Chaves

Maverick economist Rodrigo Chaves won Costa Rica's presidency as voters rejected traditional politics amid growing social discontent and concerns over corruption, [...]

What is it Like Living in Costa Rica?

Many people from different countries make Costa Rica their new home every year, and we have years of experience in [...]

99 Reasons Why We Love Living in Costa Rica

The countdown begins here! There’s something for everyone on this list … and then some. Here are 99 different reasons [...]

Considering Relocating to Costa Rica?

Almost 50% of expats who move to Costa Rica return to their home countries within two years. Why? There are [...]

Our Path to Pura Vida

Hola! Originally from New York, my wife and I knew that retiring there wasn't the best option for us. Warmer [...]

Café del Sol Bistro & Bakery

If you haven't visited the small town of Potrero in Guanacaste, now is the right time. If you have been [...]

What Brings People to Live In Costa Rica

Costa Rica living – what draws people to this country? Let’s look at just a few of the many things [...]

Rediscover Hotel Bahía del Sol

Hotel Bahia del Sol, a beachfront boutique hotel in Playa Potrero, Guanacaste has been characterized for its innovative refurbishing concepts. [...]

Los Altos Resort

Why Los Altos? Well, for a start, it is one of the few destinations that still owns a private and [...]

Margaritaville A Taste of Paradise

Yes, we're open to the public! Margaritaville began as a synonym for a relaxed, laid-back state of mind.  Delicious food [...]

Roca Mistica

How We Began When the borders closed to Costa Rica in early 2020, Alexis O’Reilly, husband Colin and son Brendan, [...]

Of Two Minds, part 2

Let's continue where we left off! Part 1 of my Howler article “Of Two Minds,” in the February 2022 issue, [...]

Costa Rica: Through the Lens

AMAZON page link Howler's "Costa Rica: Through the Lens" photographers out of hundreds of photographers in Costa Rica from cell [...]

Clothes affects your mood, attitude and confidence

clothes affect your mood, attitude, and confidence: I love the phrase “You are what you eat,” as the composition of [...]

Mari Nava Design

Mari Nava is a Costa Rican brand, born from a passion for handmade design, and whose spirit is part of [...]

Of Two Minds

Conscious and Subconscious Learning — Part 1 Our subconscious mind is a “habit mind.” Understanding how your brain works can [...]

Wildlife of Costa Rica

The Wildlife: read all our stories It’s no wonder that nature is the key reason why four in 10 international [...]

Perfect Harmony

Happy 2022 beginning to all! Beginnings are the perfect time to look ahead and start making our to-do and purpose [...]

Time to Declutter

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

Viral Social Media Posts Combat Virus Misinformation

With the second anniversary of COVID-19’s emergence drawing near, Howler recently reached out to one of Costa Rica’s leading sources [...]

Living Our Own Epiphanies

Many self-help books are written, as well as articles, offering top tips on how to live your life to the [...]

Why I Serve Coffee to Pimps

It was not the fishnet tights, nor the high heels, nor the heavy make-up, that caught my attention one night [...]

The Sweat Lodge part 4

In the temazcal — from the Nahuatl word for “house of heat,” or sweat lodge — the four natural elements [...]

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 [...]

Life Booster

Life Booster CR Facebook Instagram   Enjoy the medically proven contributions of the mega dose of Vitamin C and give [...]

Costa Rica: Through the Lens

Howler's "Costa Rica: Through the Lens" photographers out of hundreds of photographers in Costa Rica from cell phones to thousand [...]

Howler Welcomes Eduard Muller

In almost every disaster movie — when catastrophes range from floods to earthquakes, from an approaching asteroid to an alien [...]

Inipi or Temazcal Part 3 of 4

To elaborate on the first article in this Howler series, inipi is a ceremony to purify our bodies and minds. [...]

Expat Birds of Costa Rica

How many of you came to Costa Rica to visit … and decided to not go home?     Here in [...]

Guachipelin Hotel and Adventures

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

Ocean Adventures

She lifts her anchor to pursue the sea Each time an adventure a new world to see With sails full [...]

The Adventure Continues

My name is Michael Mills and I have been exploring Costa Rica since 1995. I have lived here full-time since [...]

Inipi or Temazcal Part 2 of 4

It was a hot Saturday afternoon in La Senda and I was crawling into a hut that represents the womb [...]

Think in Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so my Entrepreneur CR article this month is dedicated to all women anywhere, and [...]

Britt Coffee

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

Why Costa Rica is the Happiest Country in the World

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS   Why Costa Rica is the Happiest Country in the World: The rooster often crows [...]

Beyond Yoga

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS Beyond Yoga Mention wellness in Costa Rica and yoga readily comes to mind: practising poses [...]

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 [...]

Inipi and Temazcal Part 1 of 4

BEST COSTA RICA TRAVEL DEALS   Understanding the Sweat Lodge Ritual The Lakota term for sweat lodge is inipi which [...]

Day Three Botanicals

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

Breaking 100

Live longer in Costa Rica Blue Zone: Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is one of five regions in the world referred [...]

Motmots of Costa Rica

Motmots are proof that common birds are not necessarily common looking. A stunning family of birds — one or more [...]

Ginger’s Health Benefits

Ginger can improve your life. The health benefits are amazing! In this overview, we highlight some of the medical advantages [...]

Got Organic Matter?

As Costa Rica pursues ambitious waste management solutions on a vast nationwide scale, one grassroots composting collection project in Tamarindo [...]

Caño Negro Glistens in the Rainy Season

Years ago, a day boat trip on the Rio Frio from La Fortuna to the Nicaraguan border introduced me to [...]

Paradise Found


Reset Your Mindset

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

Anatomy of a Costa Rican Dream Home


Connect With the Spirit of Water EN/SP

Water heals. Water offers us the purest of the medicines and its power is subtle and deep.    This is [...]

Celebrating Health and Fitness in Tamarindo

Costa Rica is a nature lover’s dream, with an astounding percentage of the world’s biodiversity and a thriving eco-tourism industry. [...]

Esthetics a Growing Face of Medical Tourism

Treatments and Vacations Mutually Compatible As one of the world’s most popular medical tourism destinations, Costa Rica offers no end [...]

French Canadian Real Estate Agent Welcomes YOU FR/EN

My name is Alain Mouquet, I have been in Costa Rica since 1990.I´m a professional real estate agent with Tres [...]

The Most Powerful “New You” Resolution

What kind of thought or idea for a “new you” resolution can be profound and powerful enough to change the [...]

Ustrasana: camel pose

Ustrasana, meaning "camel pose," is a backbend that stretches the entire front of the body. It strengthens the core and improves [...]

Trading Paradises

"I traded all that in for the pura vida lifestyle." How many times has each of us read that statement?  [...]

Creating Peace and Abundance EN/SP

Mary Magdalene is quoted as observing, ¨I tell you that this is actually the truth of you and your world, [...]

Practice Positivity in 2021 with These Six Simple Tips

We all have that friend who sees the silver lining in every rain cloud. It may seem like positivity is [...]

Moving to Costa Rica: Is It Right for You?

Costa Rica is one of the most sought-after destinations for retirees, singles and families looking for a new place to [...]

Four Ingredients to Avoid to Regain Your Health

Speaking as a holistic health coach, I am about to get extremely transparent about the things you might be eating [...]

Add Positive to Erase Negative

Be Accountable to Yourself Bienvenido March! Let’s breathe and feel the good vibes of a new beginning. I hope you […]

Even You Can Have a Healthy Lifestyle EN/SP

Do the words “healthy lifestyle” make you cringe because it sounds just too difficult to accomplish? Listen up!    I [...]

ProParques: Park Changers

For a country covering .03 percent of the earth’s surface and boasting 6 percent of its biodiversity, Costa Rica’s endowment [...]

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 [...]

No Soil? No Problem With Air Plants

Ever look up under the canopy of a tree here in Costa Rica and see all the wonderful little plants [...]

Seva Part of Yoga Tradition

What do I do with my free time? It’s something most people wonder occasionally, even the busiest and most fulfilled [...]

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 [...]

Goodwill Gift Guide

In the spirit of this year’s holiday season, you may be pondering different approaches to gift giving. Many people concerned [...]

Yoga and Meditation While Kidding Around

In our stress-filled world, it has become increasingly common for children to be affected, even here in the paradise of [...]

Talk to Your Food

(Spanish below/Española abajo) Have you ever wondered why it is important to recognize the connection we have with our food? [...]


(Versión en Español a continuación) Yoga Tree Pose: Vrksasana: Vrksasana, meaning “tree pose,” is a standing balancing yoga posture. Standing [...]

Healthy Hemp

Superfoods – Hemp, help yourself Looking for a healthy, natural supplement? It doesn’t get any better than hemp.   Hemp […]

Avatar Lifting Therapy Rejuvenate without cutting

Eliminate Eye Bags And Loose Skin Around The Eyes Without Surgery! Avatar Lifting Therapy (ALT) is referred to as “soft [...]

Geometry of Life

Connecting All in the Universe Everything in the universe is geometric. Whether it be people, plants, animals, stars or planets, […]

The Courage to Question, Change and Grow

Motivated by Alcohol-Free Challenge (Versión en Español a continuación) A few weeks ago I started a “Free Challenge of No [...]

The Tabacon Plant

A Costa Rican Icon The anthurium salvinii, better known as the “tabacon” plant, is an iconic native Costa Rican plant […]

Gifts of Love and Hope from Within

When Cancer Hits the Pause Button Texto en español a continuación I remember when they told me "Lussania, you have [...]

CBD Effective Treatment for Breast Cancer

CBD Effective Treatment for Breast Cancer SEE CBD PAGE HERE Spanish text below - Texto en español a continuación  Breast [...]

Yoga in Breast Cancer Care

Yoga in Breast Cancer Care Regular practitioners of yoga attest to its positive impact on our physical, mental, emotional and [...]

Simple Steps to Sleep Better

Simple Steps to Sleep Better (Texto en español a continuación - Spanish text below) Have you ever tossed and turned [...]

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center (See the beautiful photos below. Click here for puzzles of the animals.) Recently, I was contacted [...]

Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa A Classic Favorite House Plant Monsteras have always been very popular among plant collectors. We just have to […]

Plastics on the Beaches

Plastic Love in the Time of COVID-19 How quickly our grasp of the recent past has slipped and the promise […]


Sirsasana   Sirsasana, the headstand pose, requires caution to ensure it is safe on an individual basis. Like the shoulderstand, […]

How to Know if Your CBD is Safe and Reliable

How to Know if Your CBD is Safe and Reliable SEE OUR ALTERNATE HEALTH SITE Despite some setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Wild Woman Within SP/EN

The Wild Woman Within (Spanish below) ¨Within every woman there lives a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, […]