Welcome to Cabo Polonio
Northeast of La Paloma at Km 264.5 on Ruta 10 lies the turnoff to Cabo Polonio, one of Uruguay’s wildest areas and home to its second-biggest sea-lion colony, near a tiny fishing village nestled in sand dunes on a windswept point crowned by a lonely lighthouse. In 2009 the region was declared a national park, under the protective jurisdiction of Uruguay’s SNAP program. Despite a growing influx of tourists (and an incongruously spiffy entrance portal), Cabo Polonio remains one of Uruguay’s most rustic coastal villages. There are no banking services, and the town’s limited electricity is derived from generators, and solar and wind power.