Cabo Polonio dunes out a natural monument


Cabo Polonio, so fascinating as peculiar: it has limited services, lack of potable water and electricity. It is a rock of sand and rock, treeless, wherein disorderly houses of irregular architecture, surrounded noise intense cry of the wolf, constant wind and the bravery of the ocean are scattered. Despite its precariousness, her visit is captivating.
It has two large sandy beaches, ideal for swimming and diving. It is excellent sport fishing throughout the year.
Cemetery numerous boats in its labyrinthine rocky, has given rise to many legends and stories that add to the mysterious charm of the place.
The rock, offshore, extends into three islands-home to sea lions, underlying the beacon of 25.6 m which is surrounded by families of wolves competing for space and sun with tourists.
The dunes Polonio that years ago were more numerous, they move and change location as if they had life. By presidential decree in 1966, were declared “natural monument”, which has not stopped the illegal construction that threatens the survival of this marvel.
There is no path to access by car. To get to Cabo, you can avail the service of horse drawn carriages, jeeps or ATVs, entering through the path that part delkilómetro 264 Route 10. On the road, no place to leave the vehicle repairing and guarded. The trip takes about 55 minutes ride by forest and beach.
The same options are offered at the resort Barra de Valizas, from where, in addition, you can walk along the beach, through the dunes.


The extensions of the Sierra de Carapé, reach the maximum height Lasierra of Rocha, 332 m. The whole area is of great scenic beauty.
Hills and ridges, are affected by erosion and lead to large ditches or gullies, very visible in the coastal zone. In addition, distributed discontinuously along the coast, huge barrancasque appear give the environment a special dimension. With its grooves and crater-like formations, expose the different layers in society and, in cases such as Santa Isabel La Pedrera, let the imagination take flight with the appearance of small ovoid formations on its slopes.
Bordering the beaches, emanates another of the wonders that make a site unique Rocha: the strip of dunes and dunes, among which is the Cerro de la Buena Vista, the highest in South America. A 50 m high, peaking expands a spectacular panorama: Castle Island, beaches, Cabo Polonio, Castillos Lagoon …
On the basis of this imposing granite mass on which the sand is attached, is a landmark marble rustic, who endured one of the three Marcos brought especially from Lisbon to delimit the empires of Spain and Portugal, from 1750-1777. the top of the frame, is exhibited today in the Fortaleza de Santa Teresa.
The dunes of Cabo Polonio up to 30 m high and despite having been declared natural monument, its beauty and fragility are such that any modifications in the environment, can make them disappear.

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