Lighthouse in La Paloma

El Faro del Cabo Santa María

The 1874 completion of this local lighthouse marked La Paloma’s genesis as a summer beach resort. The unfinished first attempt collapsed in a violent storm, killing 17 French and Italian workers, who are buried near…
Nature Reserve in La Paloma

Laguna de Rocha

An ecological reserve protected under Uruguay’s SNAP program, this vast and beautiful wetland 10km west of La Paloma has populations of black-necked swans, storks, spoonbills and other waterfowl.