Uruguay it’s a very small country with a very big shore. Endless beaches rely on this natural country. I felt I wanted to wonder a little bit more around it and get to know some other places that the towns I usually go.
I was in Punta del Este, got all my “toys” in my trunk and drove about 2.5hrs northeast (305 km from Montevideo) to this town called Santa Teresa, closed to Chuy, the Brazilian border.
I entered the Santa Teresa National Park, which is known for a Fort built up back in 1762 by the Portuguese.The region is characterized by vast expanses of dunes on the coast, as well as a series of wetlands located west and north. The fort was strategically located on a rocky outcrop at 58 m above sea level along the Camino de la Angostura, the only way through the marshes to the sea.
As you are getting closer, the vegetation is greener and greener. Brazil-like, I guess.
It is located in the Rochas Department, and there’s a “palmar” on the way. Thousands of palms together.
The road was sketchy, but fun enough to play around this amazing scenery.
There is a camping in the National park, where many campers spend out the summer there. A wide variety of RVs, tents, motorhomes, etc.
Glad I took my penny, my bike and my surfboard because I did made a great use of all of ’em. =)
Special thanks to Billabong Argentina and Paez Shoes.