Spend some time in one of our Rocha Department vacation rentals and you'll soon discover a thrilling destination for eco-tourists offering a year-round temperate climate and a variety of unique environments and features ripe for exploration. Walk along white, sandy beaches kissed by crashing surf, hike the rugged trails that crisscross rolling hills, or wander wide-open green spaces and just see where the day takes you.
Rocha stretches along the Atlantic Coast in eastern Uruguay. The best way to reach Rocha is via Montevideo just 120 miles west, where you can fly into the Carrasco International Airport and then either rent a car or hire a bus to take you west to Punta del Este.
Visitors to the water's edge will enjoy the charming fishing villages up and down the coast. Dine on fresh seafood in local eateries and spend time on cool, salty beaches, around swirling lagoons, or upon soft, sand dunes.
Those eager for more exploration and adventures in the great outdoors will want to visit the many natural parks and refuges including the San Miguel National Park, the Laguna de Castillos Wildlife Refuge, Cabo Polonio National Park, and the great Cerro Verde and Coronilla Islands Coastal Marine area. This massive conversation area is home to whales, sea lions, and sea turtles in and along the water as well as several species of birds and capuchin monkeys found on land. Don't forget your camera!
Also make time to visit the Fortress of Santa Teresa, a large fort built in the 18th century and exquisitely refurbished in the 20th. While a visit promises an eye-opening journey through the history of the region, it also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
Offering diverse environments ranging from rugged coastlines to rolling green hills, this region of Uruguay is a nature-lovers dream destination. Stay in one our Rocha vacation homes and see it all for yourself!
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