Costa Rica : Sunset Views

As I mentioned in this post, the Hyatt Andaz Papagayo resort faces east into the bay of Culebra, offering some of the most stunning sunrises I’ve ever seen.

However, if sunsets are more your cup of tea, never fear… You can access gorgeous sunsets as well! The Andaz resort offers access to Prieta Beach Club on the other side of the peninsula. A short drive away, the westward facing beach club offers fabulous sunset views. The vast property offers swimming, relaxing, dining all at the ocean’s edge – not to mention fabulous sunset walks on the beach.

The moments I spent walking on the beach with my baby sister were truly magical, memorable moments.

Costa Rica : Sunset Fashion

Again, I turned to Mara Hoffman for bright, bold colors and pattern to invoke the rich hues of this Costa Rican sunset. Also, I clearly cannot get enough of this Eugenia Kim Do Not Disturb hat. As you can see, I’ve been wearing it all spring and summer: in Miami, in Austin, in Palm Springs, and of course here in Costa Rica. Also, I fell in love with my sister’s zigzag ikat sleeveless dress. Isn’t it a great find? I love that it comes in petite and tall sizes too.

Photos by The Point Shots – truly talented young brothers whom I’m glad to call friends now


  1. Laura says:

    So obsessed with that hat! Thinking I might have to bite the bullet!

    1. Carrie says:

      Laura – yes, you definitely should! I have been so surprised at the number of times I’ve worn it this spring and summer. So unique. 🙂

  2. whitney says:

    I’ve loved that hat for quite some time, it look very chic here with your outfit. Costa Rica looks goreous, I went on a trip in highschool 10 years ago and am dying to go back. Would you recommend the hotel you stayed at? Where did you fly into?

    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Whitney –

      Thanks! Oh yes, I would highly recommend. This was my second time staying here (the first being during their grand opening over New Year’s about a year and a half ago). And I’ll definitely be back!

      To get there, it’s an easy short flight from Houston to Liberia. Then, it’s a short 20 minute drive or so to the airport. So easy!

      And you should definitely check out the hat… I have worn it a surprising number of times this spring and summer! 🙂

      Have a great day.

  3. Vanessa says:

    Beautiful, C!! Looks like you had a great time!
    Sending you much love, beautiful!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. Carrie says:

      Many thanks, sweet V! It was pure bliss.

      Hope you’re having a great week.

      Xo –

  4. Sheri says:

    Gorgeous photos. I was wondering who took them!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Sheri!

      Yes – last time I was here, I became friends with one of the staff at the hotel. He and I share a love for photography, so we connected on Instagram. For my return trip, he arranged for some professional photographer friends of his to spend one afternoon with us. Such wonderful people!

  5. Aneta says:

    I have recently discovered your blog, and I already love it! Adore your blog name 🙂
    Loving this post, gorgeous pictures..

    Have a beautiful day,

    1. Carrie says:

      Wow – thank you so much, Aneta! I hope you’ll keep stopping by. 🙂

      Have a great day!

  6. Holly says:

    This place looks wonderful, I will check it out for the trip I mentioned. Your cover-up is super cute, love the first pic where the sun peaking through!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, friend! Yes you’ll definitely have to check it out. Let me know when you start planning, and I’ll give you more details.

  7. Merritt says:

    love your coverup!


    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, M! Xo

  8. Erica says:

    Okay, you are totally convincing me that I NEED that bright caftan in my life! You look GORGEOUS!

    xx Erica

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it a great vacation piece? Well, I guess you have beach outings all the time living where you do! Thanks so much as always for your kind words, friend. Xo

  9. I adore that hat! I must find one for me! I enjoy seeing all your travel adventures. My travel wish-list is very long!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Bella! What places rank high on your travel wish list?

      Hugs –

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