My wife wants to see the Papakolea Green Sand although I am not a big fan after reading many people here mentioning that its a 2.5 hour hike and confusing to get there. However, my wife will talk me into it so I want to be prepared:
1) Can someone please post the GPS coordinates of the parking lot? I tried street view in Google maps and it just stops here (18.983622,-155.666631 - https://maps.google.com/maps?q=18.983622,-155.666631). Should I go down the south point road from here on or is the parking lot on a completely different road?
2) There are people who mentioned that we could find locals offering rides for $10-$20. Do those rides start from the parking lot? If this is a different parking lot, can you pls provide the GPS coordinates of that lot instead.
3) Is this $20 ride a one-way ride or a round-trip ride?
4) If I am coming from Kona, then is this the correct turn to take? (right on south point road coming from Mamalahoa highway -- https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=19.06082,-155.668387&daddr=18.983622,-155.666631)