When is the best time to see Sunsets in the Tropics?

Most people visit Costa RicaNicaragua and Panama when it is cold up north from November through March.   The dry season in Central American happens around the same time as winter in North America and Europe. But if you are looking for the most amazing sunsets, you might want to visit in June, July or August.  Here are pictures that were taken by our staff (mostly with mobile phone cameras – no filters) in the past two weeks.  Enjoy and let us know which one is your favorite.

Kura, Uvita, Costa Rica – Adult Only Luxury Boutique Hotel

The reflections of light in the infinity pool at Kura takes sunsets here to a totally different level. Did you know that Kura is now part of Virtuoso?

Isla Palenque, Golfo de Chiriqui, Panama – Welcome to the Island!

Sunset at Isla Palenque in Panama seen from Las Rocas restaurant. On the other side of the island where the Beachfront Villa Estate is located, you can watch the sunrise from your bed (and go back to sleep if you choose to).

Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica – Luxury Beachfront Hideaway

The big rock sticking out of the Pacific Ocean just to the right of Latitude 10 gives the sunset pictures a special touch. No sunset is the same as the day before.

Jicaro Island Lodge, Isletas de Granada, Nicaragua – Your private Island Getaway. 

How about an “active” sunset with the Mombacho Volcano in Nicaragua as your backdrop. Watching the amazing colors of the Jicaro sunsets from a kayak or a SUP board is a unique experience.

Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rain Forest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 

Sunset view of Punta Catedral at Manuel Antonio National Park. The reflection in the pool creates a very special atmosphere at Arenas del Mar‘s Mirador Restaurant every night.

Lapa Rios, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica – A National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World

This looks like a sunset but is actually a sunrise over the Golfo Dulce. The bungalows at Lapa Rios face east and offer the most spectacular sunrise views often paired with a concert by the howler monkeys.

The Harmony Hotel Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica – A Surfing Sunset

Nothing like catching that last wave of the day with the sun setting behind you at Playa Guiones. And you just steps away from a cold beer at the Harmony Hotel.

If you are concerned about how your experience during the green season could turn out, take a look at this video.

And remember, never trust the weather app for forecasts in the tropics.  Why?  Read more here.

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