Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Walking Around, sunset edition: Beach and city

February 20, 2015

The greatest show on Earth takes place all over Costa Rica, every day. On the beach, sunset is a magical time. I always find it amazing that just before the sun dips below the horizon, everyone on the beach seems to stop what they’re doing and watch. There is something that touches the human spirit about the spirit of a blazing ball about to light another part of the world. The beauty is lost on very few.

Sunset, Calle Blancos, Costa Rica

In the city, it’s sometimes a different story. Sunset comes at rush hour, and oftentimes we city slickers find ourselves ignoring the evening’s magic in favor of cursing out traffic, rushing to pick up dry cleaning, or trying to pick up something for dinner. But last Saturday I found myself walking around Calle Blancos, in San Jose, at sundown. Just like on the beach, I stopped and watched day turn into night.

You may be interested

Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’
Costa Rica
910 views
Costa Rica
910 views

Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’

Blanca MOREL / AFP - October 28, 2020

The Nicaraguan congress approved on Tuesday a cybercrime law, baptized by the opposition as a "gag" law, which imposes jail…

Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol
Costa Rica
2782 views
Costa Rica
2782 views

Death toll rises to 30 due to liquor adulterated with methanol

AFP - October 28, 2020

At least 30 people have died in recent weeks in Costa Rica from the consumption of alcoholic beverages adulterated with…

Coronavirus restrictions reduced driving deaths, International Transport Forum says
Costa Rica
5304 views
Costa Rica
5304 views

Coronavirus restrictions reduced driving deaths, International Transport Forum says

AFP - October 28, 2020

The coronavirus crisis and lockdown measures limited road traffic and saved lives in early 2020, according to an annual report…