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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. To visit Cerro del Toro and get the most from your holiday in Piriapolis, create itinerary details personal to you using our Piriapolis trip itinerary builder.
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  • Easy to go all the way from town and back. Last section is a bit of a scramble, wear good shoes. Nice views from the top.  more »
  • We were passing through Piriapolis and wanted to check Cerro del Toro. We arrived around 11am on a week day. The gate was locked and there was no mention of what the opening hours are and why they wer...  more »
  • It is a must see in Piriapolis, it used to be an open temple for alchimists when Francisco Piria (Piriapolis founder) was alive. If you take "el tour mistico" (Mistic tour) guided by Mr Rodriguez (a p...  more »

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Where to stay in Piriapolis

No one can say for sure what Francisco Pira would have made of the modern development in Piriapolis--but he wanted a beach resort, and he's sure got one. Hotels old and new cling to the beach, offering a variety of facilities including private swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, casinos, and spas. For something a bit quieter, explore the resort-style accommodations in the less built-up areas of the beach. Alternatively, head a bit back from the coast for simpler, modest options.
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