Top things to do

Parrilla in Cabo Polonio

El Club

This colorfully decorated, eco-conscious eatery combines the creative efforts of Colombian artist Camila, her Uruguayan partner Fernando and various local chefs. Specialties include grilled fish, artisanal beer,...

Bar in Cabo Polonio

Lo de Joselo

For a quintessential Polonio experience, head to this ramshackle bar, overgrown with dense shrubbery and flowering vines. Blind bartender Joselo presides over the funky candlelit interior, serving up licor de...

Uruguayan in Cabo Polonio

Lo de Dany

This straightforward orange snack shack near the 4WD truck stop is run by one of Polonio's few year-round resident families. It's a welcoming, affordable spot for everything from homemade buñuelos de algas...

Lighthouse in Cabo Polonio

Faro Cabo Polonio

Built in 1881, Cabo Polonio’s striking 27m-tall lighthouse provides a fabulous perspective on the point, the sea-lion colony and the surrounding dunes and islands.

Empanadas in Cabo Polonio

La Majuga

At this teal-green shack 50m from the 4WD truck stop, Señora Neli cooks up delicious empanadas (UR$45) filled with siri (crab) and pescado (fish), along with chivitos (steak sandwiches), milanesas (breaded...