Cabo Polonio is on a remote peninsula on the Uruguay coast about 6km from the main highway. There are no roads to get there, only paths through sand dunes. As a result, the only way to get to Cabo Polonio is by one of the official giant modified trucks to carry people there or by walking through the sand.
It’s a place stuck in the past. With no cars, electricity (except for scant solar & wind power), wifi, ATM’s or places that take credit cards, you feel completely isolated from the outside world. In the two days, I spent there I could feel myself descending back into the 90s.
Have a look at my photos of this curious place.
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The Cabo Polonio entrance sign at the bus station
Big Marley. One of the giant modified trucks.
Another transport truck to get over the sand.
On the way to Cabo Polonio
The backyard of a colorful hostel
Fire pit and chill area. It’s real chill here.
Arriving to Cabo Polonio
The central plaza of Cabo Polonio. Not very European.
Another street with some people painting a cool mural
A house entirely painted with a mural. Sweet.
Quirky houses with solar panels.
The lighthouse or ‘faro’ in Spanish
A peep north through the lighthouse porthole
The north side of Cabo Polonio
Pretty much most of the houses in Cabo Polonio
The south-west shore
Some seals hanging out
The south-west beach
Me contemplating climbing onto the “Al fin y Al Cabo” sign
A transport truck rippin it on the beach
Directions to Cabo Polonio on the walk back
Killing time outside the bus station for the transport trucks
Taking in the tranquility of Cabo Polonio
One final look at that beauty of a lighthouse
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