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Should I Use a Travel Agent?

When it comes to planning your travel, there are several ways you can go about it. One option available to [...]

Time for Whitewater Rafting

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America that boasts a lush tropical jungle and pristine beaches. Its varied [...]

Mountain Bike Tours are Thrilling and Fulfilling

Mountain bike tours are an excellent opportunity to explore the winding trails and peaks of rugged Costa Rica mountain terrain. [...]

Costa Rican Researchers Identify Two New Plant Species

Costa Rica’s impressive reputation for biodiversity was boosted recently when the research findings for two new plant species were published [...]

Tropical Flowers and Hummingbirds

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking to learn all about our tropical flowers and the hummingbirds that [...]

Blue Zone Drones Takes You Higher

“I’ve seen enough,” said no one ever about Costa Rica’s enchanting coastal landscapes. Believing there’s no such thing as too [...]

Don’t be Deterred by Costa Rica’s Rainy Season

Costa Rica is a country known for its exotic flora and fauna, beautiful beaches and lush rainforests. Some might assume [...]

Presidential Challenge Flamingo 2023

Flamingo, Costa Rica, is one of sportfishing’s most legendary destinations, an idyllic laid-back beach community located in the Central American nation’s northern [...]

Horizon Pacific

Dreaming of your next Costa Rica vacation? SEE OUR WEBSITE for dozens of property rental availabilities. We recommend you plan [...]

Fred’s Bird Adventures

The Emerald Toucanet (Aulacorhynchus prasinus)   Male and female differ in size but alike in color: dominantly green with highlights [...]

Check Out These Seven Amazing Jaguar Facts

Costa Rica’s jaguars are both mighty and mysterious. What we know about these unique big cats is fascinating. What we [...]

Whale Spotting on Many Bucket Lists

One of the most sought-after experiences in Costa Rica is watching a whale breach the surface of the Pacific. Better [...]

These Bees Don’t Sting

Unlike My Bee Farm Visit Part 1, in last month’s Howler, this story will not start with, “Owww!” That’s because [...]

Brewing in Guanacaste

Alaks Three years after opening its doors as Costa Rica’s newest premier craft brewery, Brothers Of Ale Brewing is being [...]

New Heights of Excitement for 60 International Pilots

Paragliding pilots from around the world gathered in Rivas, Perez Zeledon, to participate in the Open Rivas 2023 Paragliding Competition, [...]

Two tons of seashells seized from tourists between 2021 and 2022

QCOSTARICA – The Guanacaste Airport began an information campaign to raise awareness among tourists who visit the country’s beaches, so [...]

Birds of Gondwanaland?

Next time you are at a bird feeder in Costa Rica, or walking in the jungle, enjoy the knowledge that [...]

Guanacaste Boasts Best Beach in the World!

We’re number 1! To be a bit more specific, Costa Rica is home to this year’s winner on the annual [...]

My Bee Farm Visit

Howler is delighted to feature this first-hand account of an 11-year-old’s journey in Costa Rica learning about bees. Part 1 [...]

Monkeying Around In Costa Rica

There are four types of monkeys in Costa Rica, and three of them can be found in the wild in [...]

What Lies Beneath

You never know what lies beneath you as you walk the grounds in Costa Rica. Or what beauty lies just [...]

Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

Discover a “Paradise on Earth”, along the majestic, smoking, volcano, Rincon de la Vieja in northwest Costa Rica, at Blue [...]

Up Close and Personal: Macro Photography Gems

Welcome to Peter Grob’s world, where no creature is too small to steal the big spotlight. The Switzerland native describes [...]

Bird’s Eye View of Costa Rica

After living here for over three years, I was looking forward to this trip to gaze at the beauty of [...]

The Full Diamante

Diamante 10% Discount Code /Diamante Coupon - Discount Code: HOWLER: I had heard about Diamante Eco Adventure Park even before [...]

Tierra del Fuego: A Trip to the End of the World

In 1520, Ferdinand Magellan, on his voyage of circumnavigation trying to discover a different route to the “Spice Islands,” sailed [...]

Tune in to the Ocho Verde Wildlife Channel

Howler readers are invited to tune in to the Ocho Verde Wildlife Channel on YouTube, featuring our jungle animal wildlife [...]

Surrounded by Sunflowers

When you are feeling a bit blue, or in a perfectly good mood, strolling through a field of more than [...]

Playa Flamingo: The Jewel of The Gold Coast

Playa Flamingo is famous for its crystal azul waters, gentle family-friendly surf and clean white sand. This is why it’s [...]

Marina Flamingo

The Marina Flamingo development team is steadfastly committed to maintaining a clean, environmentally responsible, and safe site for the good [...]

Considering the Regions of Costa Rica

What area of Costa Rica is right for ME?.  Based on Google data, Costa Rica ranks in the top five [...]

Come to Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast

Looking to get away from almost all of it? The southern Caribbean region of Costa Rica just might be what [...]

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 [...]

Captivating Cahuita

Anyone game for an adventure on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica? If you are visiting Puerto Viejo you cannot [...]

Rare Albino Whale in Costa Rica Draws Waves of Global Attention

What aerial photographer Felipe Chávez initially mistook for ocean trash was actually so extraordinary that the resulting waves of international [...]

Arribada: They Have Arrived!

Over a five-day period, arribada nesting turtles will lay up to 10 million eggs on Ostional's beach. Have you witnessed [...]

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 [...]

Wild Side of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is home to hundreds of wildlife species. Thanks to Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring, you can watch dozens of the [...]

Pacuare Nature Preserve: Home to the Rarely Seen Agami Heron

The northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is a large drainage basin for the Reventazón, Sarapiquí and Pacuare Rivers, and [...]

La Florida: The Little Caribbean Town With a Lot of History

If you mention El Codo del Diablo to older Costa Ricans, they hang their heads in shame. On a recent [...]

It’s Time to Plan Your Travel

It's time to make your plans to travel … and you’ve decided to look into what Costa Rica has to [...]

San José With Only 7 Days?

Your Visit Begins Here Get your Costa Rica tour package from a reputable company Starting and ending your visit to [...]

Out of Africa

I guess when we of a “certain age” hear the name Uganda, we think of Idi Amin and the Raid [...]

A Week is All?

A Week is All? We’ve Got You Covered Ready to travel? Explore what Howler has in the way of articles [...]

Only One Week? Liberia Lets You Do It

Planning a trip to the western side of Costa Rica? After landing at Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport, there [...]

The Local Bus

With the high prices of fuel these days, I decided to take a look at the bus service here in [...]

Excursion to Ometepe from Guanacaste

My friend Randy Nelson and I decided that we would take a trip up to Ometepe,  Lake Nicaragua’s largest island. [...]

Explore the Natural Wonders of Ometepe Island

Ometepe is the largest island in Lake Nicaragua. It is also ranked as the 10th largest lake island in the [...]

Sunbitterns: A Spectacular Sight to Seek in Costa Rica

One of the more sought-after prizes for birding tourists here in Costa Rica is the sunbittern (Eurypyga helias ). Found [...]


Click here for website. The options are basically unlimited: Sunset private/public cruise to a 5 day adventure.  We design the [...]

Earth Day 2022: It’s Time to Protect Our Species

 Earth Day is observed on April 22 each year in many countries. The purpose is to bring people together to [...]

The Green Flash

For centuries, mariners have shared ominous tales of magical bursts of green light directly above the sun as they watched [...]

Fishing With Fred

I am a retired cop from New York. I started kayak fishing about 15 years ago in the Hamptons, for [...]

Fanny’s Kayak Fishing Story

It turns you into an ad-hoc biologist, botanist, meteorologist and strategist. My kayak-angling story starts about five years ago, in [...]

Top 5 Experiences in Chiapas Mexico

If you are looking for somewhere really different to visit, but close to Costa Rica, the southernmost state of Chiapas, [...]

Adventures with Deals In Costa Rica

Welcome to Deals In Costa Rica: A Trip Advisor Company. Guaranteed lowest prices. Easy search, booking and cancellation. Howler has [...]

Gyrocopter Girl

Howler has a special treat for readers with this double feature about a Costa Rican adventure and global adventurer telling [...]

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 [...]

Experiencing the Arenal Adventure

We escaped our casa on Costa Rica’s hot and dry Pacific coastline and headed less than three hours away to [...]

Top 5: Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco, known to locals as El Coco, is a beautiful seaside town located conveniently close to Liberia in [...]

Top 5: Tola, Nicaragua

Tola, in the southwestern Nicaraguan department of Rivas, is the epitome of what you’d call a “tropical paradise.” The town [...]

Top 5: Colon, Panama

Colón, Panama is the capital of the province of the same name, and is usually considered to be Panama’s second [...]

Top 5: Neiva, Colombia

Few Colombian cities offer a wider range of tourist activities than Neiva. The capital of Huila Department is located near [...]

Top 5: Puntarenas

Situated on a narrow strip of land jutting into the Gulf of Nicoya, Puntarenas, Costa Rica is truly a coastal [...]

Operation Sailfish

Did you know Costa Rica still allows the commercial harvest of over 16,000 sailfish per year for consumption? With more [...]

The Top 5 Things to Do in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s San Juan del Sur is a popular coastal town for tourists and surfers, and is well-known for its pristine [...]

The Top 5 Things to Do in Bucaramanga, Colombia

The beautiful city of Bucaramanga, Colombia, is full of opportunities for adventure sports and many beautiful parks. It is known [...]

The Top 5 Things to Do in Cartagena, Colombia

The coastal city of Cartagena in Northern Colombia has long been a popular tourist destination. Its famous walled colonial city [...]

5 Things to Do in Lídice, Panama

If you are thinking about traveling to Panama, you should consider Lídice as a possible destination. This close-knit rural town [...]

Top 5 Things to Do in Cartago, Costa Rica

If you've ever been to Costa Rica, you know how beautiful it is. Yet, it can also get overcrowded with [...]

Margaritaville offers cruises

Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste -- Margaritaville is truly a state of mind, one that is discovered in the embrace of a [...]

The Original and Still the Best: La Fortuna to Monteverde, Around Lake Arenal

Drum roll, please: Howler’s On the Road Again series of self-driven adventures concludes this month with the best that we’ve [...]

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 [...]

Costa Rica’s Newest and Rarest Animal

One of our planet's rarest and most secretive animal species — the bush dog (Speothos venaticus) — was recently discovered [...]

Our Own Way Past the Border

Vacation a Destination, Travel an Act Rain assaulted us as we waited for the ferry to Almirante. It wasn’t even [...]

Road Trip: The Osa Peninsula

If you want to experience the real Costa Rica — the Costa Rica many of us fell in love with [...]

Costa Rica: The Next Yachting Frontier

BOOK YOUR COSTA RICA ADVENTURES HERE   Thanks to a new marine reform law passed in April, foreign-flagged luxury yachts [...]

What to expect – Sunset Cruises

What to expect on a Sunset Cruise in Costa Rica: Snorkeling, snacks, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, and an amazing sunset. [...]

Cartago Through the Orosi Valley

Howler’s On the Road Again series continues now with a trip through one of Costa Rica’s most captivating ”Vamos a [...]

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