We arrived at 11:30pm which meant it was dark. We couldn't see anything except for the road, that looked like every other road.
The next day we made the same drive at 5:30pm, in daylight. We could see the ocean, the jungle, the sunset, the green, the mountains and the entire family said "isn't it amazing we had no idea what we were missing last night?"
Which is what the darkness always does: it hides the beauty. The colors. The enchantment. The views. And you just focus on the boring mundane road that you've seen a million times.