This old marble quarry has turned the landscape into a beautiful crystalline lagoon surrounded by nature 🌿. The quarry is still active, but there is a public viewpoint from where you’ll se local birds of pray 🦅 flying around the cliffs.
Enjoy Uruguay natural beauty in summer
Cycle along the beautiful Rambla enjoying some of the best views of Montevideo 🌇
Cerro Pan de Azúcar is the third highest point in Uruguay (423m). On the way up, you can see the autochthonous vegetation 🌿 and enjoy the beautiful sights 🏖 of Maldonado. On its summit, there is a 35m tall cross with a spiral staircase leading to the horizontal part of the cross, which offers a view of the area through small openings 🗻. The trail is short (1km) but quite stiff. For this reason, everyone is required to have shoes and at least 1 litre of water. The trail is open fro hiking from 8:00 to 15:00.
La Barra is an old fishing port and summer seaside retreat for the inhabitants of nearby areas. The area is characterized by its 🏖beaches, which allow sports activities, especially 🏄♂surfing. Its original constructions were relatively modest but nowadays it is a sophisticated tourist destination. In summer the place has an important movement derived from 🎨art galleries, 📻antique stores and 🥗restaurants, 🍻pubs and 🍸nightclubs for various audiences. In winter the activity declines.
Visit this magic town and its pristine environment. Cabo Polonio has no electricity or running water in order to preserve the natural reserve 🏖. People there use wind power, generators and obtain water from nearby water wells or collecting rainwater. There are a few houses and hostels where you can stay a few nights. Some of the local highlights are beautiful beaches (good surf 🏄♂), huge dunes and a lighthouse. No motor vehicles are allowed in the reserve, therefore you need to reach the Cabo Polonio Terminal and get a ride in a 4x4 vehicle or walk (7km) to the town.
Colonia del Sacramento offers one of the best preserved colonial historical quarters in South America. It´s a city you have to see when visiting in Uruguay for its architecture and charming atmosphere. If you're spending a few days in Buenos Aires, you can't miss a day trip to this beautiful town in neighbouring Uruguay! The old town of Colonia is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which was founded by the Portuguese at the end of the 17th century. The historical town is small, but it has a very delightful ambience with its cobble stone roads, lovely colonial buildings and old-school automobiles parked on the streets. In Colonia del Sacramento the sunsets are really special, when the color of the Río de la Plata river becomes intense red and orange, while you can see the skyscrapers of Buenos Aires far in the background. At night the illumination of the buildings gives an even more romantic feeling to the town.