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    palapas

    Does anyone know how hard it will be to get a palapa at the Riu (the end of July)? Have read quite a bit re. having to be on the beach at 7 am if you're gonna get one. Have also read about tipping the "beach staff" and getting one. If true ....how much per day, etc. Posted similar question a couple of weeks ago under hotels (received no responses). Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks, W.Davis

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    Yeah thats about right anywhere on the beach, except for the places you can stand in line and rent the day before. No sleeping in on vacation get out there and save your spot.








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    how are things in October?

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    which beach in october?
    it is very quiet in october.

    at lacabana though year round , there are still those that go out before sun up to scope their "prime spot"

    andrea



    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteSideOut View Post
    how are things in October?

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    We are staying at the Riu. Have you been there, or know anyone that has?

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    I stayed at the Riu last year. And yes, you have to get out to the beach shack by 7 am in order to get a palapa. Be prepared - folks start lining up well before 7 am. On the days we got one, I would tip the guy $2.

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    thanks for the input! W.Davis

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    I paid for the Aruba sun. It was perfect.

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