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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

Go directly to the Marina's website, click here. {{ vc_btn: title=See+their+ad+in+the+digital+magazine&color=danger& }} Marina Flamingo ‘A World Class Marina in a [...]

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 [...]

Planning to climb Chirripó?

QCOSTARICA – If your plans in the coming months include visiting the Chirripó National Park, and hiking to the highest […]

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 [...]

The Full Diamante

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Granddad’s Way to the Beach: Central Valley to Santa Teresa

Long ago, there was no Route 27 to provide a quick way to Costa Rica’s west coast beaches from the [...]

Nicaragua: Neighbor to the North

Costa Rica’s neighbor to the north is loaded with adventure, relaxation and enough memorable experiences to send Nicaragua high up [...]

Peak Travel Time Brings Some Reminder

If you review social media, you’ll notice a huge increase in people inquiring about traveling to Costa Rica. Whatever group [...]

Expat Birds of Costa Rica

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

On the Road Again

You read the online comments on social media and hear it all the time. When someone asks about driving here [...]

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 [...]

Britt Coffee

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

Ten Species Inhabit Costa Rican Waters

A Playground for Whales: Ten Species Inhabit the Waters for Whale Watching in Costa Rica.  The Caribbean and Pacific Oceans, [...]

Guayabo: History of a Mystery

BEST  COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS The strange thing about Costa Rica’s richest archaeological site is that nobody knows who lived [...]

On the Wings of Butterflies

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS When visitors come to Costa Rica, they are often thinking more about monkeys and toucans [...]

Finca 6 and The Mystery of the Spheres

Costa Rica is home to only two protected pre-Colombian archaeological sites, including the larger and better known National Monument of Guayabo. But the less familiar Finca 6 holds greater interest as a subject of study due to its major feature, the mysterious Diquís stone spheres.

The Sweet and Slow Sloth

BEST COSTA RICA ADVENTURE DEALS   In July 2021, the universally popular sloth was officially designated as a national symbol [...]

Beautiful Birds of Costa Rica

MORE ADVENTURES IN COSTA RICA HERE   To fully appreciate that Costa Rica has no clear boundaries defining where heaven [...]

Motmots of Costa Rica

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

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 [...]

The Graceful Dance of the Mobula Rays

Why do mobula rays jump out of the water? Do you know? The vibrations from the engine tickles them Showing [...]

Ecotourist Road Trip: Sarapiquí Rafting, Rainforest Adventures and Wildlife

A Road Trip to Sarapiquí: The Other Side of the Mountain Sarapiquí is an ecotourist’s dream — a vast expanse [...]

El Farallon Petroglyphs

There is a place right outside Cañas, Guanacaste, where you can be transported not once, but twice, back in time [...]

Dangerous Duo : Fer-de-Lance and Brazilian Wandering Spider

Bottom line — keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings.

OSA: Your Getaway to Paradise

The Osa Peninsula with all its natural wonders is my favorite part of Costa Rica, so I happily accepted an [...]

Rufous-Vented Ground-Cuckoo

Rarely Seen Roadrunner Relative For birders with a “life list” of sighting dreams come true, the rufous-vented ground-cuckoo will commonly [...]

How Well Do You Know Costa Rica?

The latest smartphones have a wonderful ability to take all kinds of photos, including the popular panorama format.  So here [...]

Entangled in Costa Rica a Whale Rescue Documentary

When we, Pipa and Coco from The Vegan Pirates, first met Yulian Cordero on a dive trip to Isla del [...]