Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, Cabo Polonio

Must see · Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Find your bearings at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, an impressive structure offering one of the best vantage points in the area. Built in 1881, the lighthouse sits on an attractive strip of coastline, with huge sand dunes to the north and sea lions and seals basking on the rocks by the water. Climb the 132 steps to enjoy extensive views of the scenery and its wildlife, along with the modest, picturesque form of the village against the deep blue backdrop of the ocean. To visit Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio and other attractions in Cabo Polonio, use our Cabo Polonio itinerary maker website.
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  • We decided to go in the morning at 10 AM when the light house opened as the evening before it was very hazy and several people in line. The following morning however, we were the only ones and...  more »
  • Wow amazing sight! A must do. Great lookout to the sea lion island and surrounds. Great experience just climbing the many stairs.  more »
  • Easy to access and climb up, gorgeous view of the coast and the antlantic and a fee of half a dollar to enter.  more »
  • A perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy the view of some sea lions, while sitting on some stones. Really beautiful place, loved it there. Beautiful sunsets as well and the stars in Cabo Polonio are just so amazing! I wish I could have stayed there longer just to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Cabo Polonio definitely was one of the most beautiful if not the most beautiful place I’ve been to in Uruguay. If you are thinking of going there, do it! It is definitely worth it! I know it is hard to forget about your busy life and to shut off your phone and relax (did not have service there anyway) but try and do it and you will not regret it!
  • Awesome place, you can have a panoranic view from all cabo polonio, the beaches, the rocks, worth visiting.
  • It's a must for UY lovers.
  • An incredible building jutting out into the sea. You MUST go here for the sea lions and the view!
  • Awesome views can be seen from the top of light tower

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