El Faro del Cabo Santa Maria was constructed in 1874. It is all white except for the red and white striped tower.It is open to the public in the summer months and on week-end throughout the rest of the year.. We were there during the week so we could only see the outside.more
La Paloma has wide sandy beaches for your enjoyment. Close to town are the quiet waters, the farther east you go the less protection you have from the surf.We found the beaches deserted when we were there in April. I am told that a few visitors show up on week-ends but for the most part everything closes up after the end of Feb.There are around...more
It doesn't seem to matter how you get around. A remarkable number of old cars grace the roads in Uruguay, along with scooters, bicycles, and even horse-drawn wagons.
I noticed every where that we went in Uruguay, kids were walking around in white lab coats.They also had a scarf tied in a bow, around their neck. The bows were in different colors around various schools. So that must have been the school color or something like that.I have never seem a school uniform like that in any other country.more
Miscellaneous: If you are planning to go for a drive to check out the scenery, you best take your lunch with you. Everything seems to close up here in the off season. Luckily we did have water with us but we didn't find anything to eat.
You could visit Cabo Polonio, 4WD tours are arranged in La Paloma.There is no road in so the only way to get over the huge dunes is to walk, by horseback, or by 4WD truck.Once you arrive you will find that there is no electricity there either.During the summer months you will see many sea lions suning themselves on the rocky shore.There are huge...more
Just 2.5 miles away by a two lane paved road is the beach town of La Pedrera.The road through town ends at a steep, grassy hill that overlooks the beach.There are steps that lead down to the shore.During late winter/early spring this is said to be the best place to watch for the right whales on their journey south.We were to early to see the whales...more
Favorite thing: We added a new bird to our life list here. It was a beautiful white bird with black stripe on its wings and a black band at end of its tail. It wasn't a bird that we had ever seen before now. After much searching we finally found it in our birdbook. It is called a White Monjita.