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Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio, "natural monument" so fascinating as peculiar.

He is located in the Rocha department and to few kilometers of Valizas, with approximately 35 km long and an aspect of sandy stripe. It is formed by a system of dunes of which someone go so far as to overcome 30 meters high.

It possesses limited services since he lacks drinking water and electrical light, but in spite of his instability, his visit turns out to be captivating.

It is a craggy rock of sand and rock, without trees, in that there spread untidy small houses of irregular architecture, surrounded with the intense noise of the scream of the marine wolves, which we can see our only meters, of the constant wind and the bravery of the ocean. The rocky craggy rock that sea inside extends in three islands - hearths of marine wolves, it serves as base to the 25,6 m lighthouse that is surrounded by families of wolves that compete for the space and the sun, with the tourists.

It is provided with two extensive beaches of thin sand, ideals for bath and for the diving. It is excellent fishing sports during the whole year.

Cemetery of numerous ships sunk in his labyrinthine roquedal, it has given birth to multiple histories and legends that join the mysterious local delight.

The dunes of the Polonio that years behind were more numerous, move and change place as if they had proper life. By presidential decree in 1966 there were declared "a natural monument", which has not prevented the irregular construction that commits an outrage against the survival of this marvel.

There does not exist route that allows to gain access in motorcar therefore to come to the End, it is possible to appeal to the service of cars thrown by horses, of jeeps or vehicles all area, which they deposit across the way that divides of the kilometer 264 of the route nº 10. In the route, there is place where to leave the proper vehicle to objection and guarded.
The trip lasts approximately 55 minutes of trajectory for forest and beach. The same options offer themselves in the spa Bar of Valizas, where from also it is possible to be walking along the beach, crossing the dunes.

Between the things that this place offers to us we can find several handmade positions and a varied gastronomic offer.

The tourist attraction of the area resides in the simplicity and lacking in big structures in his environment, this does that it is an ideal place at the time of looking for calmness, serenity and be disconnecting of the worries, which comes from the hand of beautiful beaches

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The whole area is of big panoramic beauty. The extensions of the Saw of Carapé, they reach the maximum height in the Saw of the Rocha, with 332 m.

Hills and hillocks, they are affected by the erosion and give place to big trenches or cárcavas, very visible in the coastal zone. Also, distributed in discontinuous form for the coast, there appear enormous hills that give to the environment a special appearance.

With his cracks and formations crateriformes, they leave to the overdraft the different layers that compose them and, in cases like Santa Elizabeth of The Stone quarry, they allow to begin to demolish the imagination before the appearance of small ovoid formations in his hillsides.

Bordering on the beaches, other one comes from the marvels that do of Rocha an unrepeatable place: the stripe of dunes and dunes, between which there is the Hill of the Good Sight, the highest of South America.
To 50 m high, his top expands a spectacular panorama: the island of the Castle, the beaches, the End Polonio, the Lagoon of Castles...

In the base of this imposing granitic mass on which the sand is leaned, there is seen a cairn of rustic marble, which supported one of three Frames brought especially from Lisbon, to delimit the empires of Spain and Portugal, from 1750 to 1777. The top part of this Frame, is exhibited today in the Fortaleza of Santa Teresa.

The dunes of End Polonio reach up to 30 m high and in spite of having being declared a natural monument, his beauty and fragility are such that, any modification produced in the environment, can make them disappear.


End Polonio department Rocha sandy stripe system dunes limited services craggy rock sand rock rocky without trees small houses irregular architecture marine wolves ocean flat tourists sports fishing diving sunk ships dunes of the Polonio "natural monument" kilometer 264 route nº 10 handmade positions tourist attraction Saws of Carapé Sierra of the Rocha hills Santa Elizabeth of The Stone quarry Hill of the Good Sight


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Cabo Polonio department Rocha sandy stripe system dunes limited services craggy rock sand rock rocky without trees small houses irregular architecture marine wolves ocean flat tourists sports fishing diving sunk ships dunes of the Polonio "natural monument" kilometer 264 route nº 10 handmade positions tourist attraction Saws of Carapé Sierra of the Rocha hills Santa Elizabeth of The Stone quarry Hill of the Good Sight

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