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Santa Teresa National Park

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Address: Ruta 9 km 300, Rocha 27000, Uruguay
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+598 4477 2101

Incredible bush next to the sea.

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The best Rocha has to offer!

Approx. an hour and a half from Cabo Polonio, La Pedrera and La Paloma, we had not even registered this lovely site when we made our travel itinerary. Fortunately we were directed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
William G
Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Approx. an hour and a half from Cabo Polonio, La Pedrera and La Paloma, we had not even registered this lovely site when we made our travel itinerary. Fortunately we were directed by locals to go for a day visit. It ended being absolutely, without hesitation, our best outing during our whole stay (much better than Cabo Polonio!!!!!). The park,... More 

Thank William G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very beautiful park, with a great green area, access to the Playa Grande. Place to enjoy the nature and just chill out.

Thank Rafael C
La Paloma, Rocha, Uruguay
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great historical place on the coast of Uruguay by the border with Brazil. Old fortress used to defend the Spaniards colony from the Portuguese invaders. Was taken once and again by either one or the other army until finally was forgotten under the sand dunes. Today it is a museum and a campsite on an exceptional coastal scenery on Southamerica.... More 

Thank Gas P
Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This park is great, it ranges from a camping ground to a surfers getaway so it gets a lil more busy in the weekends. The beaches are beautiful but the sea is too cold and strong to get in so you better just stay on the snad smoking and chilin as you explore miles and miles of sandy beaches. the... More 

Thank HugoHM
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed that there were no good hiking trails but the beach was beautiful. There is a zoo and a plant conservatory. Overall not worth the time to get there.

Thank Harry G
Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Free to enter, the Playa Grande is the main feature. The fort is also here (30 peso admission). They also have a lookout tower and and interpretative walking trail. Lots to do, and lots of places to just get away and be alone.

Thank In4itt
Fairfax, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We were visiting the Fortaleza fort and our guide asked if we wanted to see the zoo that was in the park. I was doubtful but since we already there we agreed. I was surprised by how many animals they had, but the best part was the peacocks. There were 5 adult males with their brilliant greens and blues and... More 

Thank Rod W
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

its a reall paradise.!!!!!full of green, all kind of plants, and a very good beach!! There is a camping . Paraiso!! imperdible si estas viajanndo por uruguay. Hay camping .

Thank brunita2015
Adelaide, Australia
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

This park has a lot to offer from big forested areas for picnics to beautiful almost empty beaches, lakes with bird watching and much more. If you are in the area i absolutely recommend planning a day where you visit this park. Take your time on foot or on a bike (i did the latter) and it will take you... More 

Thank Jet502
Anna Maria, Florida
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Enjoyed green house with many plants inside. The fort is interesting. Lots of birds at the bird observation area. We saw 1 cappabarra, the only live wild mammal we saw in all of Uruguay. We saw road kill skunks on the way. I think there are not many wild animals left. Bring your own toilet paper, as there was none... More 

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