Avoid the Moca road.Goodday all
What way to go?
Going to santiago airport.
Take the route touristic or going the moca road
Witch is best at the moment?
I drive the Moca road on a regular basis. Until you get to Jamao the road is so-so. Patched over potholes. Just at Jamao they are working on the road. There is a big ditch on one side for a short distance. From Jamao to the top and down, almost to San Victor, the road is newly paved and like a race track. Just prior to San Victor, they are still doing work. Depending on what time of day you travel, you may have a brief stop for the machinery to move out of the way. Overall, the new work has saved about 20 minutes from our trip to Santiago. If you are going to the airport, be sure to turn right in San Victor instead of left. Then turn left after the propane station, at the large chicken farm with the grainery. That will end up at the main road just before Licey where you turn to the airport.
I cannot comment on the Touristica road. Living in Jamao, that is not an option for me.
The windmill restaurant (El Molino) is now the best of the three there. I am not clear if the other two are even open. A huge hotel was built next to the two restaurants above. Just after it was opened, it was abandoned and has sat empty for years. Would love to know the story behind that.I love stopping for a cup of java at the restaurant (El Cumbre) towards the top of the hill. Back in the 80's when I was working in Santiago we used to drive up there to eat steaks at the Windmill restaurant down below.