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The Last Sunset in the Osa

“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees”. –  Rumi

As I walked along the beach, heavy water-laden clouds began rolling in, bringing the threat of rain. Despite the pleasurable relief that rain would bring, I prayed it would wait until after sunset. For it was my last night in the Osa Peninsula, and I could hardly wait to see one of nature’s greatest gifts.

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

I walked slowly, stopping often to pay attention to the changing of the clouds and light. Tiny beams of sunlight burst through the dark, thick clouds leaving glowing streaks of gold across the gray water. Despite the dark palette of grays, blues and creams the sunset had a calming effect on my soul. It was just what my spirit needed to end an adventurous week.

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

When I arrived at the end of the beach, I found the perfect spot on the sand to place my towel and sit. I saw a lovely family of five playing in the water and took that moment to capture them on film. They were so beautiful and radiant with happiness and joy. The scene could not have been more idyllic as it brought happy thoughts of my own family back home. They would be seeing this for themselves soon. Not the Osa Peninsula, but the beauty of Costa Rica.

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

I did nothing for the next hour but sit there and enjoy the unfolding of the show. As the sun dipped further and further below the horizon, I noticed the slight variations in cloud formations and light. I snapped away on my camera, trying to capture this moment in time.

I couldn’t resist putting slideshow of the small changes in light, color and clouds.

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I deeply wanted to stay down at the beach but it was starting to get dark and I was getting eaten alive by sandflies and mosquitos. Thankfully, the Bella Vista Lodge was perched at the opportune spot high above the beach for the grand finale. I got up the steep gravel road just in time to see the grayness come to life in a fit of color. Like nothing I’d ever seen before.

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Slowly it unfolded. From pink….to orange…to red.

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa RicaPlaya Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Playa Jocesito, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

And I couldn’t think of a more serendipitous send off from this incredibly magical place. But the good news is that I will be back. Tomorrow at this time, I will be in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

34 comments

    • Just got home Lisa. This post was from my January trip to the Osa. This trip we went to Quepos, Arenal and Rio Celeste. Can’t wait to share! It was amazing and we saw so much!!!

  1. As always great writing and splendid pictures ! You really know how to transport us through your posts. For a moment I really sat there with you on the beach lol

  2. Di

    What a stunning finale post of your adventures there, dear Nicole🌟
    Those sunset images are out of this world.
    I’m sure you will be enjoying a brand new adventure as I type this.
    See you in a new post soon Nicole🌸💕

    • Oh thank you Di! Ok, I got some amazing sunset photos from our trip. We had such a wonderful time. I can’t wait to share all my stories and photos. Now back to the daily grind. 🙂 hope you are well Di! 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed it. I love sunsets. We just got back on our first family trip to Costa Rica. It was so fun to show the kids a new world. I can’t wait to share it all on the blog. Those family times together are sacred.

  3. These pictures are STUNNING. Isn’t it incredible how such a short amount of time can leave you feeling so at peace and in place? I think a beach trip is in order for me soon.

    • Thank you so much for the comment. Yes, I realized early on in my travels what a gift it was to travel. Many people never get to even leave their villages. That is why I’ve dedicated so much time to this blog. TO share and also use my voice to advocate for social justice and good. Thanks for the comment. I’m really glad you like my blog! 🙂

    • Thanks Jo! Yes just got back from our most recent trip to Costa Rica with the kids. Went to different parts and we had an amazing trip. Can’t wait to share!

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