Sunrise and sunset in Costa Rica

Times for sunrise and sunset in Costa Rica won't differ much all over the year. The reason is the only fair proximity to the equator. So in summer the sun moves slightly to the north and in the winter slightly back to south, but without much change in the distance. E.g. in the Nordic countries of Europe the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:50 hours the longest days happen to be in Juni. In Dezember a night in San José lasts almost 13 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in San José starts already at 5:28 in the morning. The early sunset at 17:38 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average lentgh of daylight in San José

Average lentgh of daylight in San José

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Costa Rica

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for September 20th., localtime in Costa Rica

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Liberia05:29 am05:39 pm12:10 hours
San José05:28 am05:38 pm12:10 hours
Puntarenas05:27 am05:37 pm12:10 hours
Chacarita05:27 am05:37 pm12:10 hours
Quesada05:25 am05:35 pm12:10 hours
San Rafael Abajo05:25 am05:35 pm12:10 hours
Alajuela05:25 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
San Francisco05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
San Miguel05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
San Pedro05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
San Vicente de Moravia05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
San Vicente05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
Curridabat05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
Purral05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
Ipís05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 hours
Cartago05:23 am05:33 pm12:10 hours
Paraíso05:23 am05:33 pm12:10 hours
San Isidro05:23 am05:32 pm12:10 hours
Turrialba05:22 am05:32 pm12:10 hours
Limón05:20 am05:30 pm12:10 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:48 am07:11 pm12:23 hours
New York (USA)06:41 am06:57 pm12:16 hours
Sydney (Australia)05:46 am05:50 pm12:05 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:43 am05:55 pm12:11 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:09 am06:35 pm12:26 hours
Shanghai (China)05:39 am05:55 pm12:15 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:58 am07:28 pm12:30 hours