8 Things to Do in Cabo Polonio That You Shouldn't Miss

July 17, 2017 Christa Meece

Cabo Polonio in Uruguay, from South America region, is best know for Lighthouses. Discover best things to do in Cabo Polonio with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Cabo Polonio

1. Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 536 reviews

Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

Reviewed By luizacerioli - Porto Alegre, RS

going to the lighthouse is a must do experience in Cabo Polonio. It's very cheap and not impossible to go up, but a bit claustrophobic. Anyways, great view and you can see all the village and the sea lions.

2. Cabalgatas Valiceras

Valizas 27202, Uruguay +598 99 574 685
Excellent
98%
Good
1%
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0%
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5 based on 67 reviews

Cabalgatas Valiceras

Cabalgatas Valiceras is a family business of Active Tourism. Our services focus on guided horseback riding, based on Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Best Practices. Our project was born in 2004; the support and recognition from our clients towards our services make us, to date, the leading company offering horseback riding services in Rocha. Our rides are conducted by local guides specialized in nature and history of the area, as well as the art of horseback riding. Our GOAL: Turn your ride into an unforgettable and safe experience, since we know what your well deserved vacation means! While also respecting the natural environment surrounding us, flora, fauna and local culture, as well as our traveling companions that have been part of our family for a long time...our horses! For these adventures, you don't have to be a professional rider, we will give you all the necessary tools, as well as selecting the right horse for you. We will be willing to optimize your riding level. In short, we are young people with extensive experience, combining the coasts of Rocha with the equestrian life. WE PROPOSE: Living the best horseback rides! Well maintained horses and selected for each rider. Horseback riding for all levels. Ideal for family or group of friends. Cheer up with this adventure! We take care of your safety. History, Nature and Local Culture. The best specialized local guides. Great horses and the most comfortable saddles. TO UNDERSTAND IT, YOU HAVE TO LIVE IT!

Reviewed By words2017 - Auckland Central, New Zealand

I'd never thought of Uruguay as a destination for anything, let alone horse riding, until our plans for Argentina fell through. I'm so glad they did, because our four days with Mauro and Laura and their horses were perfect. Mauro fell in love with Valizas...MoreThank you so much! We are so glad to read this words from you! We really enjoyed this tour with you guys. We are waiting for you to come and visit us again, now in our own piece of land continuing with our dream!

3. Beaches at Cabo Polonio

km264 1/2 Ruta 10, Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 418 reviews

Beaches at Cabo Polonio

This is a point of land that has beautiful Beaches and a small hippie comunity. There is now a new visitor center at km 264 1/2 on Ruta 10 where you buy tickets to ride trucks over the dunes to get to the Beaches. No vehicles can drive out there other than these authorized trucks. Great unspoiled destination.

Reviewed By Agustin E - Montevideo Department, Uruguay

Best hippie place in Uruguay. Awesome and quiet place to take a break from the noise of the city and spend time in nice Beaches with giant dunes. The town is full of colors and at night you can see a sky full of stars

4. Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio 27202, Uruguay
Excellent
63%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio

Reviewed By alexandrapadua - Padua, Italy

A beautiful location for relaxing and enjoying Wilderness but unfortunately poor sleeping options. The bus ride is very funny. One day trip at the most.

5. Bosque de Ombues

Ruta 9 camino a Valizas, Valizas, Uruguay
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
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4 based on 41 reviews

Bosque de Ombues

Reviewed By colincclark - London, United Kingdom

We visited Uruguay in winter (June) and stayed in Punta del Diablo. To get to the Bosque (Portuguese) or Monte (Spanish) de Ombues, which is a park reserve near Vallizas in Eastern Uruguay filled with old Ombu trees only found in the pampas regions of Uruguay and Argentina; we had to take a bus from Punta del Diablo to Castillos. From Castillos we had to get a bus to Vazillas, and then from Vazillas we had to get a bus to the bridge about 8km outside of town (puerte Vazillas). When we arrived after this long and arduous journey we were met by the park warden who stays at the park and, he told us, has been working there for 22 years. Great, we thought! But no. Apparently only one guy is licenced to take people into the park (accessible only by boat from puerte Vazillas), and that guy had decided to not bother turning up that day. The warden called the guy, but they guy said he was not coming in. The warden did ask the local fisherman to take us in, but no-one wanted to get into trouble so no-one would take us. We told the warden about our plan to walk the rest of the journey along the bank of the river. OK, he said. You might make it! We proceeded on, and much to our surprise and dismay, we then saw the warden pass us in his boat on the river! Unbelievable. The fields we had to cross were muddy and wet. There was also a fast flowing stream to cross (about 5m wide). It was waist high and getting very dark and cold out so we decided to quit and go back. An unpleasant experience due to the lack of infrastructure and lack of good will in the area by the locals and officials. Do not visit in Winter because the warden and locals will not care for your safety and you may find you travel all this way for nothing.

6. Playa de la Calavera

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
Excellent
58%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
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0%
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4.5 based on 42 reviews

Playa de la Calavera

Reviewed By lasardinita - Buenos Aires, Argentina

For me, this is the most beautiful beach at Cabo Polonio. Usually not too crowded and there are a few places to have a drink and get a little shade. Besides it is close to the lighthouse and the sea lions. Only for sunset you should rather go to Playa Sur.

7. Cerro de la Buena Vista

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
Excellent
51%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Cerro de la Buena Vista

Reviewed By Miguel Angel M - Bogota, Colombia

Para llegar acá desde Cabo Polonio debes caminar unas 5 horas (ida y regreso), caminata serena por la playa entre el mar y las dunas. Al llegar tienes una espectacular vista, a un lado vez a Cabo Polonio y al otro vez a Barra de Valizas. Ves las dunas de arena y el mar. Las piedras son misticas por sus formas y texturas.

8. Sandboarding Tour Uruguay

Valizas, Rocha 27200, Uruguay
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Sandboarding Tour Uruguay

Experience the speed on the Uruguaian dunes, get stunned by the sights, jump in to the refreshing ocean and feel the vibe of incredible Cabo Polonio and Valizas.

Reviewed By Sil-uy - Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

es un paseo muy lindo recomendable para personas que esten en forma y dispuestas c aminar y observar hermosos paisajes, es para personas en forma, no para cualquiera°

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