The Atlantic route: from Montevideo to Cabo Polonio

Want to star in your very own road trip movie? This coastal drive is the perfect location.

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The Atlantic route: from Montevideo to Cabo Polonio

Thelma and Louise style.

This stretch of the coast provides a magical, captivating backdrop for your very own road trip movie, on the shores of the Atlantic ocean. At less than one hundred kilometres from Montevideo, this part of the country offers picture-perfect scenes at numerous points along the coast. Piriápolis, for example, is a resort town with a markedly esoteric aura offering unforgettable views from the summit of the San Antonio hill and two beaches that are among the best in Uruguay: San Francisco, a surfer's paradise, and Playa Grande. Punta del Este is known as the most glamorous place in the country, a highly desirable coastal resort that is home to the famous sculpture known as "La mano en la arena" or the hand in the sand. The exclusive José Ignacio spa resort is just 35 kilometres away. Its iconic lighthouse, a symbol of the local region, is a piece of National Historic Heritage. Your route ends up in Cabo Polonio, a remote hamlet within a wild, protected area that is home to a colony of sea lions.

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