Find the best landscapes and less tourists in winter. In Uruguay, winter means July and August.
Visit a National Park on Horseback
Visit Cape Polonio National Park by taking a horseback excursion.
Photograph Mural Paintings
You’ll find mural paintings in different places near Cape Polonio, so prepare your camera and take a walking tour.
Prepare Your Camera
Pack your camera when you travel to Cape Polonio because the photos you can take of the beach and dunes are awesome.
Be a Solidary Traveler
Be conscious of the fishing activity in Cape Polonio and of the frequent visits of sea lions in the area.
Take an Aquatic Tour
Boat tours around Cape Polonio depart from the Lighthouse and they take you to visit every corner of this destination.
Surf and Enjoy
If you want to surf, Cape Polonio is the right place for you. They have equipment rental both in high and low season.
Unpolluted Cape Polonio
In the town of Cape Polonio entry of private vehicles is not allowed in order to preserve the environment’s purity.
Historic Origins of Cape Polonio
Joseph Polloni’s shipwreck inspired the name of Polonio.
Tipping in Uruguay
There’s no law that forces clients to tip in Uruguay; however, it’s customary to leave a 10% tip in restaurants, bars, and taxis, as well as tipping bell boys and ushers.
Moving Sand Dunes
Sand dunes are a great attraction in Cape Polonio. Because of the wind, they move approximately 16 feet per year from southeast to northeast.
National Protected Area
On July 20th 2009 Cape Polonio was declared National Park and it became a protected area.
Fishing and Craftwork
Most people in Cape Polonio are dedicated to fishing and craftwork. Others work at the lighthouse.
Summer in Montevideo
Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo, is the country’s favorite summer destination. Nearly 60% of the population plans a vacation in this city where they can enjoy both an urban and a beach vacation.
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