Isla de Lobos, Punta del Este
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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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  • you take a boat and lay to auna isla hermosa with crystal clear water, is a pleasure, the boat goes and cviene every half hour.
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  • You can arrive by boat on Isla de Lobos. Costs from 50 dollars per person the tour to the island.
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  • A worthy to walk. It is a safe and enjoyable ride. Even this the chance to swim next to the wolves. A beautiful experience.
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