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driving from RIU to Conchal

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driving from RIU to Conchal

hello,

is there another route that we can take that would bypass the monkey trail? is this trail paved or unpaved? We don't mind doing a little more driving if there is another route that is more safe. Besides from Conchal, is there another white, open beach that we can go that is near RIU?

thank you

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1. Re: driving from RIU to Conchal

The monkey trail is unpaved. The paved route requires you to backtrack from the Riu to Route 21 and then head south. See directions at: https://www.tripadvisor.co.za/ShowTopic-g291… Keep in mind that there is no direct access to Playa Conchal from the main road unless you are staying at the Westin. You have to drive to Brasilito and then head south driving on the beach and up and over a hill to find Playa Conchal.

There are no comparable white sand beaches on this stretch of the Pacific.

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2. Re: driving from RIU to Conchal

Great. Thank you for the great advice.

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3. Re: driving from RIU to Conchal

Drive by the main road…monkey trail can be tricky///

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4. Re: driving from RIU to Conchal

Would you recommend Riu palace, or trying a different one? Headed to CR beginning of march - 2 couples.

Edited: 28 December 2017, 02:04
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