Montanita, EcuadorI wasn't expecting to enjoy Montanita quite as much as I did. The plan was to spend a few days there and visit Isla del la Plata (and getting drunk) but since the earthquake closed the island and there was a nationwide alcohol ban in effect for most of our stay our plans were scuppered. We ended up staying almost two weeks though, eating the best fruit I've ever tasted, hanging out with the iguanas, surfing and accidentally stumbling upon sunsets like these. Not taking my camera on our walk when we saw this is one of my few regrets.
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
The dense canopy of trees in the Tayrona jungle meant that technically we didn't see the sunset, the sky did provide a pretty spectcular pink backdrop to the dark palms. I was lucky to have my camera on me while we were sipping beer on the beach as it was almost one of those blink and you miss it moments.
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
If you're going to travel anywhere in South America to see the sun set then it has to be the Bolivian salt flats. I wrote a whole post on it! After a cramped overnight bus ride, a long day of driving on very little sleep and the onset of violent sickness I really did not want to get out of the jeep and wait around for the sun to go down, but I am so glad I did. We were the only people around for miles and it felt like such an intimate and special moment.
I loved Montanita so much that I've included it twice in this list. I took my camera out hoping we'd get the impressive red skies again and unfortunately we didn't, but I thought the golden reflection on the water was gorgeous too. This was our last night in Montanita and after a sunset dip in the ocean and a long romantic stroll along the beach we found a little bar serving amazing fruit ciders which were much more lethal than they looked.
Copacabana itself is entirely unspectacular, but sunset over Lake Titicaca is magical. This is one of the first sights we saw in Bolivia and it only got better from there with our visit to the Isla del Sol the next day.