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Iporá

Few trips are as rewarding as a getaway to Iporá. At just seven km from the city of Tacuarembó, this resort merits a visit: whether it is just for a fleeting visit or a longer stay. Two artificial lakes, an Olympic size swimming pool, sports pitches, camping areas, cabins and playgrounds, among other facilities, welcome every visitor.
Nothing, however, is as rewarding as seeing the sunrise over the lake. Heavy fog covers the surface of the water as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the day. Iporá awakens as the light stretches across the lake, its bridges, between the pine trees or down the road lined with eucalyptus.It is a spectacular show. If you arrive at Iporá at dawn, you will surely feel the desire for a lengthy stay there.
Iporá is a permanent residence for around 400 people. It is also a trip for a few hours for people living nearby or for several days for those living further away (houses can be rented and the Sepé complex offers cabins). During the summer season, the lakes are the main temptation: one is used for bathing and the other for water sports.
The Olympic pool is another attraction of the area. By purchasing a pass, visitors can access its facilities, which include bathrooms, showers and lifeguard and nursing services. On extremely hot days up to 1,000 people attempt to alleviate the northern heat, so perhaps it is worth making a reservation: Iporá can best be enjoyed on weekdays because at the weekends it is often crammed full of people.
On one side of the pool a snack bar caters to visitors with a full range on offer while, on the other, there is a park with a playground to entertain the little ones, and basketball and volleyball courts and football pitches for sports fanatics.
To get to know the place in all its splendor, it is worth taking a horse ride. In front of the Sepé complex you can hire (for a small fee) a guided tour of the area. It is certain that anyone who makes this tour will fall in love with the place. And come back. It is worth it. On neighboring land next to the Iporá resort is the President Manuel Oribe Park. With a land area of 600 hectares, the park has some forested areas. In addition to a wide variety of trees, there is a 37-hectare lake suitable for water sports. The park also contains the Municipal Plant Nursery, which is open to visitors.
Source: Municipality of Tacuarembó