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This beach spot in Rocha is ideal for family holidays. Its beaches cater both for relaxation and recreation, as well as fishing or the most varied water sports. La Pedrera is located at km 227,200 of route 10, Juan Diaz de Solís, a little further east of the Cape of Santa Maria, on a narrow and small peninsula called Punta Rubia. It is a small place with excellent accommodation infrastructure. For its peculiarities it has a strong exclusive and cosmopolitan character.


Its main beach is usually known as the Desplayado and is a great center of attraction during the summer months. On the south beach, visitors can see the last vestiges of the fishing vessel Cathay, stranded in 1971. Further south the Barrancas de la Pedrera offer the walker an amazing combination of nature’s textures and colors.


The Social Club is located on the main street of La Pedrera, as well as its Church, the craft market, several boutiques, and a variety of small shops and restaurants that provide warmth and services for an unforgettable stay.
La Rambla is the perfect place to share a fascinating full moon landscape or to observe the incredible procession of the free whales in the winter months.

Aguas Dulces is located at kilometer 277,500 of route 10. The pace of the resort is marked by patient walks in the sand or strolls along its narrow pathways, by cockle picking at the seashore, or cooking the recipes of grandmothers and by friendly gatherings with mate drinking in the afternoons.
The resort has the first naturist beach in the area, La Sirena, located about two kilometers to the north.
Fishing is rich and abundant and the sea breeze drifts freely in its open beaches.
History
The resort originated from the huts that the inhabitants of the nearby town of Castillos built at the beginning of the 20th century. The first constructions were made near the sea, on piles, but today they are practically gone. The streets and public spaces have the names of ships sunk in the vicinity, many of them suggested by the survivors who stayed in the area and contributed to the development of the place.

 

Not to miss!

Gorlerito.

The main street of this beach resort is an unavoidable meeting point after sunset and offers a varied food square with different options.

Aguas Dulces - Valizas Trail.

A walk along the beach between both resorts is one of the most recommended walks in the summer mornings and evenings. The route is only 8 kilometers long and it is advisable to bring water to hydrate your body.

Ombues Woodland

Nature lovers cannot miss the daily tours from the creek Arroyo de Valizas. This forest is one of the largest reserves of ombú trees in the world. 

An ancient fortress, white sand beaches and green water, palm trees and exotic flora are part of the many attractions of Santa Teresa beach resort. This is where the National Park of Santa Teresa is located, with three thousand hectares and two million trees with species of the five continents and vast gardens. This park is internationally recognized as one of the largest man-made parks in the world. Another attraction to visit is the Fortress of Santa Teresa, which dates back to 1762 when the Portuguese foreseeing a new conflict with Spain, decided to fortify a narrow strip of land between the ocean and Laguna Negra. This unique monument hosts museum spaces witnessing centuries of history.
The beaches Cerro Chato or El Barco are the ones preferred by families for their quiet waters, while youngsters prefer La Moza , with beach facilities and nearby services such as a restaurant, an ice cream parlor and a supermarket.

 

 

Laguna Negra. (Black Lagoon)

It is one of the boundaries of the park and its surrounding area features  a biological reserve where there is a rose garden with more than 300 varieties.

La Fortaleza. (The Fortress).


This outstanding colonial building is located at kilometer 302 of route 9. It was built between 1762 and 1775 by the Portuguese and finished by the Spaniards in order to protect the Park and the Angostura gorge.

Arriving in Santa Clara de Olimar, located on route 7 to the west of the department, means arriving in an emblematic site in the consolidation of the Uruguayan Democracy, the epicenter of great episodes of our national history.
It was in those streets, houses and surroundings that the caudillo (leader) Aparicio Saravia began his revolutionary actions that led to the definite establishment of the bases of civil freedom in the Republic.
To a large extent, everything in Santa Clara alludes to this remarkable nationalist leader: his remains are buried in the local cemetery; the parish where he got married is in this village and the farmhouse “El Cordobés” , where he lived and gathered the “ragtag army” to start his revolts is nearby. Today this is a historical museum managed by the Municipality of Cerro Largo.
In addition, Santa Clara also boasts the house of national writer Juana de Ibarborou, goddaughter of the Nationalist General, who died in 1904. Juana wrote about him: "... when, as a soldier he fell in the tragic fields of Masoller, on a day without human limits, his myth of eternal dimensions, began to rise from his lying body".


Source: Municipality of Treinta y Tres