Uruguay’s La Paloma seaside resort captures foreign tourists’ attention

Published on : Monday, February 6, 2017

Uruguay's La Paloma seaside resort capturesThe seaside city of La Paloma in Uruguay is becoming a favourite summer destination for tourists. There’s something for everyone here.


The town is the southernmost seaside resort in southeastern Rocha province and stands out for its 16 beaches along 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) of Atlantic coastline.


Beaches like La Anaconda and La Balconada are the ones the young people flock to; El Cabito is ideal for kids; for those who want to windsurf or surf it’s La Aguada and Los Botes; and Solari, Playa Serena, Antoniopolis and Arachania are the best options for those looking for virgin coast and silence.


Sports fishing is also available in La Paloma at the port, along the seawall and at the La Tuna lighthouse, and those looking for ecological tourism opportunities can hike at the Laguna de Rocha, a protected area separated from the sea by a band of sand.


Outstanding hotel facilities are also available, and – besides Uruguayans – Argentines, Chileans and Paraguayans are also streaming to the area, as Rocha tourism director Ana Claudia Caram told EFE.


Caram said that during the first two weeks of January, there were 20 percent more tourists in Rocha than last year at this time, and she also noted an increase in the number of Germans, Israelies and even Indians.


La Paloma is the only seaside town in Rocha with an accessible beach, Bahia Grande, where there are facilities to allow people with physical disabilities to sunbathe and take a dip in the ocean.


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