Sunset full moon kayak tour
View a sunset with vibrant colors from a beach and a rising moon from a kayak.
The sunset full moon kayak tour embarks on a visual orgy of impressions from your professional sit-inside kayak. Watch the sun setting behind the mountains with its’ vibrant hues in the sky and on clouds. Then enjoy the rising moon over the calm bay waters as night fall approaches.
A spectacular place for sunsets in the Nicoya Gulf.
We are located on the inside of the Gulf of Nicoya and thus the sun sets over the mountains, but because the Paquera bay is facing west sunsets here can be absolutely spectacular. On days with some cloud cover, the colors reflecting on the water are amazing and changing by the minute. As darkness settles over the bay, the moon casts a yellowish light over the water. On nights with good cloud cover it may be dark enough to experience the spectacular bioluminescence.
Sunset full moon kayak tour overview.
Our kayaking area is located 1,5 km east of the Paquera ferry landing. Upon arriving at Bahia Rica you will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable guide Eddy. The tour preparation area is under the palm trees where Eddy will go through the basics of the tour and give safety instructions. After entering the kayaks Eddy will give additional instructions of how to use the kayaks if anyone does not have any kayak experience.
Once on the water you will kayak over to a small beach on the island across from us for a little rest and maybe even a little sunset dip in the warm water. At this point, Eddy will serve up water, beer or juice and fresh fruit to enjoy as the sun sets and the ever-changing colors in the sky do their thing.
Back in the kayaks the attention now turns to the low hanging moon. On clear nights, it is incredibly peaceful to be out on the water with just the moonlight to guide you. However on cloudy nights, it may be possible to see and experience the bioluminescence.
Having arrived back at Bahia Rica, there is freshwater available for washing off sand or saltwater. Towels and toilet facilities are also available should they be needed.
This sunset full moon tour is only done in the week before the full moon and until two days after the full moon every month of the year. The rest of the month we do the bioluminescent kayak tour. If you are uncertain about which tour we are doing when you are in the area or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Bioluminescence / Full moon calendar
Sunset Full Moon Kayak Tour Logistics | Pricing | Booking
– Departure from: The beach at Bahia Rica Fishing & Kayak Lodge (View on google map)
– Time: Departure between 16:50 and 17:45 (depending on time of year)
– Duration: Approximately 2 hours
– Kayaking experience: Beginner level
– Age limit: 10 years (for family tours, please contact us for more information)
– Weight Limit: 250 Pounds / 115 kg (please contact us if you have concerns)
– Capacity: Minimum 2 and maximum 10 persons per group
(We keep our group size small, so if we have more than 10 people, we will open a second departure)
– Please do not consume alcohol before the kayak tour
– Sea kayak rental
– Safety equipment
– Multi-lingual guide
– Refreshments (Fruit | juice | water)
What to bring:
– Flash light
– Sandals or water shoes
– Light clothes that can get wet
– Bug spray (in the rainy season)
$35 per person (minimum 2 persons)