Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio is a few hours west of Punta Del Diablo on the Uruguayan coast. The town is entirely without electricity besides a few sparingly used generators. Wells supply each house with fresh water. Flushing the toilet is done by pouring well water down the toilet and letting gravity take the dirty water down the pipe.

The town is accessible only by huge 4x4 overland trucks or on foot. To reach Cabo Polonio we opted to hike the 7km over sand dunes to reach the town.

Cabo Polonio (like seeminly all of Uruguay) is tiny and charming. On our first afternoon, Willy, the owner of our hotel, the Santa Maradona made us delicious cheese and walnut ravioli.

On the second night the Santa Maradona was full so we opted to rent a small one room cabana on the outskirts of town.

View of Cabo Polonio from the lighthouse.

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