"Castillos...or NEAR Castillos: Guardia del Monte" Castillos by ellielou

Castillos Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 12 photos

where and what is this place, exactly....

Castillos is the closest town to an estancia (ranch) called Guardia del Monte in the Department of Rocha. (For more information on Rocha, see my Rocha page, which is only about Punta del Diablo, which, for some reason, doesn't have its own 'location' on VT. Cabo Polonio is also in Rocha, and, at some point, I'll have pages up on that, too. Confused?)

But, no matter where it is, Guardia del Monte made for a lovely and relaxing stay....

the building....

When reading what little I could find about estancias in Uruguay, I was drawn to what little there was out there about Guardia del Monte. On its vast land, is one of the only (or the only) forest of Ombu trees. But, truthfully, trees and forests are trees and forests, and what few photos I saw of the building were lovely, and I did read that the food was great.

...the setting

As said previously, this is in Rocha, near, at least to Castillos. While the setting was lovely, the food delish, what also made our time there special was our hostess, Alicia.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:a wonderful place in Rocha that's not by the sea
  • Cons:you never know who else is staying in this place with few roooms
  • In a nutshell:relaxing, memorable, and hidden
  • Last visit to Castillos: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 24, 2005
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