Cabo Polonio is a mythical place on the Atlantic coast of Uruguay. Its one-of-a-kind beaches surrounded by rocky points and the marvelous spectacle of the moving dunes are more than enough reasons to visit.
There are various ways to access this attractive, rural, rustic and friendly beach town but none of them includes a conventional road or path. The entrance is at kilometer 264.5 of Route 10, but Cabo Polonio is another 10 kilometers from the road. If you cannot get to Cabo Polonio with a four wheel drive car, it´s recommended to use the transportation services that are offered at the entrance on Route 10 to help preserve the area.
Cabo Polonio´s rustic personality, sustained in an environment without streets, electricity, telephones or running water, reinforces the sole presence of nature.
Cabo Polonio is a natural reserve of undeniable beauty. It became part of the System of Protected Areas as a National Park in July 2009.
On the rock formations of Cabo Polonio, you will find one of the most important sea lion reserves in the world. You can find the sea lions sitting on a rock enjoying the sun or playing against the current. You can hear their odd songs between the loud noises of the ocean hitting the rocks.
The natural environment of Cabo Polonio is perfect for touring the dunes on foot or riding a horse on the beach. The ocean beaches are wide, with fine sand, big waves and pale green water that is very clear, ideal for swimming or diving. It is also an excellent place year-round for recreational fishing.