"Beaches of Rocha" La Paloma by kyoub
La Paloma Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 45 photos
The eastern coastal province of Uruguay, is Rocha. It has 112 miles of beautiful white-sand beaches and interesting coastal towns rich in history. La Paloma is the largest of these villages. It is located about 78 miles east of Punta del Este. It got its name from
the fisherman who thought they could visualize the silhouette of a pigeon on its shores.
La Paloma is is located on Cape Santa Maria, thus the name of the lighthouse. It was erected in 1874 and named Cabo Santa Maria.
It was made a historic monument in 1976.
You can climb up to the tower when it is open on week-ends and holidays.
- Pros:Beautiful beach town
- In a nutshell:Glad we avoided the summer crowd
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