Cabo Polonio is a village in Rocha, Uruguay. The smattering of holiday cottages on the sand dunes, without electricity, water, sewerage is one of Urugays hidden gems. There is a hippie community living there and marihuana is more common than tobacco!
By bus from Rocha. From the bus stop, take a 4x4 vehicle (Ur$ 60 one way) to the village. There is no way to take private vehicles to Cabo Polonio.
It is possible to walk from Valizas the next town to the north through the sand dunes or along the beach to get to punta del diablo. The walk takes 3 or 4 hours and is quite pleasant.
There is very little to buy in cabo polonio. You can get some arts and crafts as well as basic food supplies at one of several small shops.
Bring your own food and cook in the little cabins which are rented and have simple kitchens. There are several restaurants which are only open in the summer.
- Cabo Polonio hostel, Dorms, kitchen use, bar, restaurant, 12V light. Dorms USD 10/12/20 (low/med/high season), rooms USD 25/35/35.
- Plan B Hostel, near 4x4 terminal, dorms USD 10. Kitchen use.
Most people stay in a rented cabaña on the beach and not in one of the hostels.