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Rocha Road Trip

After a week of basking in the sun on the calm beaches of a small beach town in Canelones, my husband and I decided to escape for a couple days and explore the entire coast of Rocha, Uruguay; something we hadn’t done in years. We grabbed the El País classifieds section, found a cheap rental car for just $45 a day through Potenza Rent-a-Car and set off on our short road trip through Rocha.

Rocha Uruguay La Coronilla

Here’s a run-through of our itinerary (visit each link for details and photos):

  • Chuy (Uruguayan-Brazilian border)
  • Fuerte San Miguel (San Miguel Fort)
  • Barra del Chuy
  • La Coronilla
  • Parque Nacional y Fortaleza de Santa Teresa (Santa Teresa Fortresss and National Park)
  • Punta del Diablo
  • La Esmeralda
  • Aguas Dulces
  • Valizas
  • La Pedrera
  • La Paloma

Rocha map

Our mini-road trip lasted just two days, which was certainly not enough time to explore each of these places. Aside from Chuy, each place is worthy of a lengthy, relaxing stay of no less than three or four days.

(Cabo Polonio wasn’t included in our itinerary due to the simple fact that we had spent a few days there the year before. Visit our Cabo Polonio page for more info).

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