(*)Pay a visit to the lighthouse, a beautiful spot as well as the only place in town with electricity.
(*)Check out the large colonies of sea lions lounging and playing on the rocks and jetties by the beach.
(*)Explore the huge sand dunes that Cabo Polonio is famous for ? they?re surprisingly easy and fun to climb.
(*)Wander through the artisan markets that dot the beach selling local handmade crafts.
(*)Take a stroll at night and marvel at the darkness and the stars ? the lack of electricity in town makes this a great place to enjoy the night sky.
When to go
Cabo Polonio has cold winters (Jun-Aug) and hot summers (Dec-Feb). The best time to visit to enjoy the best the town has to offer is during the spring, Sep-Nov, when temperatures are pleasant but not unbearably hot.
How to get there
(taxi)Inexpensive buses are available from Montevideo to a spot on the road where you can find an entrance to Cabo Polonio. From there, adventurous backpackers can hike the remaining 7 km into town, while travelers with more luggage or less energy can hop a ride in one of the jeeps that travel regularly through the area.
Visitors from the US, Israel, Australia, and most European countries do not require a visa to enter Uruguay. A 90 day tourist visa will be stamped in your passport upon entering the country.
Servers at restaurants generally receive tips of 5-10%. For taxis simply round up the bill to the nearest peso. Hotel porters receive about US$1 per bag.