Best Costa Rica Sunset

Costa Rica may be the easiest place in the world to wake up to a gorgeous sky as the sun rises out of one ocean and enjoy dinner and drinks on the opposite coast as the sun sinks into another ocean.  Because it’s so spectacular when the sun drops into the Pacific it’s really tempting to choose only beach sunsets but the volcanoes, mountains and forests provide dramatic backdrops too.

Sunset colors Arenal
Sunset glow reflecting on Arenal volcano across the lake


Coconut palm at sunset, Corcovado
Collecting coconuts at sunset on Playa Madrigal, Corcovado Osa Peninsula

Setting sun at Playa Cuajiniquil
Sunset at Playa Cuajiniquil on the edge of Santa Rosa National Park


Full moon sunset
Full moon and sunset tinged clouds over San Jose


Sunset over Laguna Tortuguero Costa Rica
Sunset over Laguna Tortuguero as a fisherman returns to the dock


pink and orange sky over Monteverde
Clouds tinted pink at sunset over Monteverde Cloud Forest – from the deck at Hidden Canopy


Playa Malpais sunset
Window through the trees provides a perfect frame for the sunset over playa Malpais – southern Nicoya


Sunset Rincon de la Vieja
Von Seebach in the distance is highlighted with the last golden rays of the sun at Rincon de la Vieja


Playa San Miguel Sunset, Costa Rica
Reflected sunset at Playa San Miguel on the southern Nicoya Peninsula


Setting sun behind Miravalles
Setting sun behind Miravalles Volcano, Guanacaste




  1. islandgirl23 says

    Collecting coconuts at sunset on Playa Madrigal, Corcovado Osa Peninsula is the best sunset picture I have seen – who wouldn’t want to be that guy!

    • says

      That was one of our Corcovado treks and your daughter was on the beach under the tree catching the coconuts so we could drink the agua de pipa 😉

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