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Isla de Lobos, Punta del Este
Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
An outcropping of rocks and red granite surrounded by boulders and dangerous currents, Isla de Lobos boasts the largest colony of sea lions in the Western Hemisphere. After Spanish navigator Juan Diaz de Solis discovered the island in 1516, the creatures were hunted for their meat and oil, until the practice was banned in 1991. Today, hundreds of thousands of South American sea lions live here. See the sea lions up close, and observe the two tide pools where the young pups learn to swim. When on the island, don't miss another point of interest: South America's tallest lighthouse, standing 59 m (194 ft) above sea level. Climb 240 steps to reach its balcony, which offers a panoramic view of the island and the coast. Small boat tours operate out to the island; be aware that the waters can be quite choppy. Put Isla de Lobos on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Punta del Este trip itinerary maker.
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É um lugar perfeito para fotografias e claro encontrar lobos marinhos. Eles são super amáveis e estão por toda a parte.Is a perfect place for photographs and of course find seals. They are super nice and they're everywhere.show original
La verdad me encanto! nos toco un dia hermoso y disfrutamos el agua un monton, cuando vimos la isla no podiamos creer la cantidad de lobos que habia! lo mejor de todo fue bajar y nada con ellos, simpl... read more »I really loved! We had a beautiful day and we enjoyed the water a lot, when we saw the island could not believe the number of wolves that had! best of all was down and nothing with them, it was just wonderful. I smile a lotshow original
Local extremamente rústico, onde só se chega através dos caminhões "bóias-frias". É um transporte bem pitoresco, com pouca cara de ser seguro, mas vale a diversão. Chegando lá, a vista no farol é impe... read more »Extremely rustic, where only comes through the trucks "buoys-cold". Is a very picturesque transport, with little face to be secure, but it's worth the fun. Once there, the view at the Lighthouse is a must.show original
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