"dunes and (almost) nothingness" Cabo Polonio by ellielou

Cabo Polonio Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 20 photos


while there are many fine beach towns along the Uruguayan coast, Cabo Polonio is the one with the really amazing dunes.

the town

Cabo Polonio is a beach town, but there are no roads. To get anywhere, you have to stop on the outskirts, and hire a 4X4 or take horses to get into the town....

It was windy and off-season when we were there, so there was no one taking advantage of sun and surf, but it did seem like a relaxing place for a few day...that is, if you're willing to spend a few days without any electricity.

the architecture

I'm pretty certain that Haussmann, L'Enfant, or Robert Moses have a hand in the planning of Cabo Polonio...in fact, I don't think anyone really did. houses in all sorts of shapes and styles and repairs sit on the sand....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:quiet, dunes, sun, sand, water
  • Cons:no electricty
  • In a nutshell:quiet, dunes, sun, sand, water and no electricty!!!
  • Last visit to Cabo Polonio: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2008 at 9:19 AM

    Nice little page. I may have to check out these sand dunes.

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2007 at 8:59 AM

    This place is really fantastic!! Huge sand dunes by the sea and nobody around... Also the little house to rent looks wonderful! I wish I'd be there right now :)

  • metteks's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2007 at 1:49 AM

    Nice page. I was in Cabo Polonio in marts this year, it is a nice and very quiet place.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2006 at 3:14 PM

    Sea lion is two words. Glad to see you had good weather. I have seen 'adventure travel' groups offering up the coastline here for horse trip of one week for over one thousand dollars. Better to do it on your own, no?

  • kymbanm's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 3:01 PM

    If the lighthouse has power ... then you can go there to charge your cell and power up the laptop ... right?

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2006 at 4:29 PM

    these photos are just so bloody cool. very nice work :Ř)


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