Costa Rica is a great place to enjoy citrus-orange sunsets which can be enjoyed from many places. Whether you are high up in the cloud forest of Monteverde or sitting on one of the many beautiful beaches, the sunsets are mesmerizing. Where can you catch the best sunset in Costa Rica? Let’s begin our journey around Costa Rica to see where the sunset best suits your travel plans and adventurous spirit. There are many so be prepared for some fun!
Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel brings you the best of both worlds when it comes to searching for the best sunset in Costa Rica. Not only is it a fantastic place to stay with all the perks of a resort just steps from the beach, spacious suites, and a gourmet restaurant, but it also sits on a beach that boasts great sunsets! So after a day lounging by the pool, take to the beach for a spectacle in the sky.
Let’s begin our search for the best sunset in Costa Rica!
What time can I see the sunset?
To answer that question, we have to understand that Costa Rica is not too far from the equator which means that days and nights are similar in length. Costa Rica has 12 hours of sunlight and 12 hours of darkness consistently 365 days of the year. This means that sunsets and sunrises don’t experience many variations throughout the year timewise.
With that said, in Costa Rica, the sun rises around 5:30 am – 6:00 am and the sun sets in the afternoon around 5:30 am – 6:00 pm every day. So, there are no surprises or lost opportunities to enjoy a sunrise or a sunset in Costa Rica as they will delight us at the same time every day during your stay in Costa Rica.
If you are visiting on the 21st of December, be ready for the sun setting a little earlier at 5:20 pm as this is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. On the 21st of June, the sun sets a little later so you have a bit more time for some adventure before sitting down at 6:00 pm to watch the sky lighting up in orange, red and yellow.
How can I enjoy a Costa Rican sunset?
True to Costa Rican form, you can enjoy a Costa Rican sunset in a diversity of ways which makes catching a sunset all the more spectacular. Whether you are on a mountaintop, on the beach, or on the water, the possibilities are endless and are a sight to behold.
From the beach!
Costa Rica has nearly 650 miles of coast along the Pacific Ocean which is where the best sunsets can be enjoyed. Many of the beaches and headlands that decorate this stretch of coast create the perfect lounge chairs to sit back and enjoy the orchestra of colors that light up the sky.
Some of the better-known beaches that boast the best sunsets include Santa Teresa, Guiones, Dominical, Tamarindo, Hermosa, and Papagayo Golden Palms, Playa Panama just to name a few. Each beach celebrates this inspiring daily ritual differently. From hundreds of sunset-watchers enjoying the sun’s disappearing act, to sunset picnics on near-deserted stretches of sand, the golden hours connect you with the beauty of nature.
Make your sunset even more delicious with a romantic dinner for two on the beach when staying at Papagayo Golden Palms. Playa Panama not only is a beautiful beach to enjoy the sunset, but you can also turn it into a special occasion too!
Take a Catamaran Tour
Why not take a catamaran sunset tour to enjoy the last of the sun’s rays for the day? Papagayo Golden Palms can organize a catamaran tour in the afternoon to enjoy the water, the coastal views, marine-life watching galore, drinks, snacks, and the beauty of uninterrupted sunset views. You will feel like part of the sunset, not viewing it from afar.
Take a Sunset SUP or Kayak
Catamaran today, a sunset SUP or kayak adventure tomorrow! Hop on your watercraft, take the oar and the ocean is yours to explore under the changing colors of the afternoon sky. Orange, red, yellow, purple, and blue are the colors of the moment as you glide over the Papagayo Gulf waters. This is a real sunset treat and may well be the most memorable.
Ask at the Papagayo Golden Palms front desk for more information about renting your kayak and SUP during your stay.
Take to the mountains!
While sunsets at the beach are special, Costa Rica is home to a mountaintop retreat that takes sunsets to a whole new and colorful level. Monteverde is not only home to the mystical and magical cloud forest and the resplendent quetzal, but also where you can catch an unforgettable sunset.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Costa Rica’s Gulf of Nicoya, Monteverde sits at 4660 feet above sea level, sunsets are one of its many natural attractions. Papagayo Golden Palm’s sister property, Ficus Sunset Suites is a great place to stay and an even better place to embrace the Costa Rican sunset just as its name implies.
Sunsets are one of the most photographed natural events in the world, and each one is unique. Papagayo Golden Palms invites you to live the Costa Rican sunset in the best places whether you are on the sand, on the water, or on a mountaintop. Wherever you may be at 5:30 pm in Costa Rica, the sunset will inevitably invite you to dream, reset and enjoy its beauty. Let Papagayo Golden Palms be part of your journey to catch the best sunsets in Costa Rica!