Beaches at Cabo Polonio, Cabo Polonio
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Explore a largely untouched area of coastal scenery at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, known for their sand dunes and hippie commune. With only 95 inhabitants, the area's hamlet remains off-grid, with no running water or electricity. Access to the beaches is possible only on foot or on an authorized dune buggy ride, which you can reserve at the area's visitor center. Nearby you'll find a resident colony of sea lions--just ask one of the visitor center staff to point them out. Before you head to Cabo Polonio, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cabo Polonio trip generator, to make sure you see all that Cabo Polonio has to offer, including Beaches at Cabo Polonio.
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  • Visit Cabo Polonio is sensational. To reach the beach is an adventure: a gardener of two floors, we follow a path through the dunes, for half an hour. If you don't mind the wind, and the Jig was up, the view on the top floor of the gardener is amazing. Arriving in Cabo Polonio, have full contact with nature. First a simple village, where there is no electricity, no running water. Then, walking toward the beach, you will find the lighthouse and the sea lion colony. Such a SideShow. Gathered on top of rocks, emit sounds quirky, and dive all the time at sea. When we were there, now in November, the day before there was a cyclone, which caused high tides, strong winds, toppled some houses of wood. Well worth getting to know Cabo Polonio. I would advise anyone in Montevideo, rent a car and get out early, because they are around 4 hours to the entrance of the National Park of Cabo Polonio, where you catch the gardener for the village. I went and came back the same day, but you can stay there in hostels and some small and simple hotels, which actually open only in the summer. A tour not to be missed.
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  • All Cape Polonius is charming and the beaches had to be different. At certain points you can see seals (near Lighthouse), which makes the experience even more amazing
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  • Place almost indescribable, to obligatory for who goes through that region of Uruguay. The place is unique, a paradise in the middle of nowhere, beautiful beaches, anything but traditional. Worth it, it's amazing!
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