Surfer leaving the water during sunset in Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Costa Rica Sunset May 2016 –

“When someone asks me what my favorite color is, I should just say ┬áSUNSET.” – Goldfish Kiss

Oh-my-goodness, the sunsets in Costa Rica during the month of May used every crayon in the jumbo 96 Crayola Crayon pack, as well as a couple of those specialty glitter crayons. Seriously, the sunsets in Tamarindo and Nosara (!) were so beautiful and exactly what I have been waiting for the past five months during dry season. Oh, the dramatic skies! But, like anything that involves drama, you never know how a Costa Rica sunset is going to turn out during rainy season. It could be raining all day and consequently, the horizon is all gray masking the sunset. There could be awesome clouds in the sky during sunset, only for the sun to just set without popping colors into the clouds. Or the whole sky can light up, using every Crayon possible, and magic ensues. This is when I am running around on the beach, doing a happy sunset chaser-photographer dance.

Wave breaking at sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Gorgeous fire red sunset sky in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Golden hour sunset surf in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Sunset clouds reflecting into the low tide wet sand in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Rainy season also means beautiful rainbows. Rainbows are even harder to chase because you never know where one is going to pop up. Senor Lucky Charms has to protect his pot-of-gold somehow, even if it seems that pot-of-gold is right under a palm tree!

Palm trees and rainbow in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

And then there is the sunset that happens to the East. Given that Tamarindo is on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and faces West, sunset is over the horizon, the Pacific Ocean. Sometimes during a sunset in Costa Rica, the clouds to the East like to borrow the sunset crayons and light up with beautiful colors. Having the pleasure to chase sunsets in Tamarindo for almost four years, I have learned that sometimes the magic is happening behind me, to the East!
Palm tree silhouetted with a beautiful sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography. Most of all, I love finding different angles to photograph sunset. The tide in Tamarindo has an 8-9 foot tide swing every day and therefore every afternoon I either have more or less beach to work with. It certainly makes it interesting every night finding new perspectives, even if that moment only happen for 30 seconds!
Sunset reflecting off a low tide pool on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Stand up paddle boarding during sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Beautiful sunset in Nosara, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Enjoy these Costa Rica sunsets for the month of May!

Pura Vida,
Kristen

P.S. Love these sunsets? Check out more of the Sunset Photography! If you see a sunset you are heed-over-heels in love with, let’s get it printed for your home!

P.P.S. Happy 5 Year Surf-aversary to me! Five years ago I took my first surf lesson and how that lesson changed my life!

Beautiful sunset sky and sliver of the moon in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Pelicans flying during sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Golden sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

Sun peaking through the clouds during sunset in Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.
Sun disappearing behind the clouds in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Beautiful pastel sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Tree silhouetted by a sunset in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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Long hair white Chihuahua playing with a coconut during sunset on the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Golden sunset reflecting of the wet sand in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Sunset horse back ride on the point between Tamarindo and Playa Langosta, Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

Pink sunset in Costa Rica. Photographed by Kristen M. Brown, Samba to the Sea Photography.

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