Cerro del Toro, Piriapolis

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Hike up Cerro del Toro, a minor hill that offers a wealth of hiking routes through a biologically rich area. At 253 m (830 ft) tall, the hill offers a good walking option close to town--do wear decent hiking boots, as the path gets pretty rocky and steep in places. Half way up the hill, you'll find a life-size statue of a bull, made in bronze and with a natural water source emerging from its mouth. Enjoy the vista from the bull's semi-circle vantage point, or head up to the hill's summit. Make Cerro del Toro a centerpiece of your Piriapolis vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Piriapolis trip planner.
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  • One of the must-see hills of Piriapolis! It is no longer in this accessible vehicle, so you have to go on foot, but worth it! The rise is not difficult, suitable for children. Just watch out for the road and above all to see not to slip when wet. Access is started by street until you reach a large break where you can leave the car. There is a bull, enormous beast of bronze that all kids want to climb! In that first section there are stairways and one can choose to stay in any of the banks and not forward. If instead the idea is to get to the top, as to not fall asleep and have noted that the hours of daylight they should last them until the fall, but it can be tricky to get off in the dark! On the hill there are no lights, or place of Ranger, not bars or where to buy nothing. The best: sit on the top rock, and only breathe looking at that wonderful view!
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  • In the same way that Cerro San Antonio, is to walk or run, are very safe places, does not lack Guide, just to ask you get.
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  • The best of piriapolis! Very good experience, excellent view! For the q like to know hills of recommend it all walk!
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