Penca Beach Day!!!
If you are staying at the Riu, you may not be fully satisfied with the beach offered to you. Maybe due to most of the sand being washed out or the fact that most of it is volcanic sand giving it a dark color. Then you have the overpopulated factor to deal with. You wanna find a nice quite, white sand beach that is at most 1km long? A great place to snorkel with no waves to it's bay like shape that block sand and offers great location for shade... it's only 30 minutes away from Riu. Playa Penca!!!
Get an early morning start. Your driver will be waiting for you at about 7 or 8 (depends on you) with a cooler and ice. You bring the snacks and drinks you want. Then it's a 20 minute ride. Once at the entrance you have a 10 minute drive on a gravel road that will give you amazing views of Coco Beach and Hermosa Beach as well as the Papagayo Peninsula.
At the end of the road is a small parking area but you haven't made it just yet. There is a 5 minute walk down to the beach. It is a semi steep hill that may take medium effort to manuever, but it is sooooo worth it because at the bottom the lovely beach awaits you. You should arrive around 7:35 am if you left at 7am. We recommend returning to the van at around 11:30am before noon strikes and the heat begins to rise.
This outing requires at least a 6 hour service which is $170. This rate also covers up to 5 passengers.
Let us know if you are interested in this outing.