Transportation to Barra de Valizas
Bus Terminal Tres Cruces Montevideo
To get here by bus check de schedules here. Choose as 'destino' Valizas There are more connections to Castillos, from there a taxi will cost you 20 USD to Valizas. But when you are on a tight schedule, it might be worth it. Choose as 'destino' Castillos.
Car rental Puntacar
During low/mid season we highly recommend to rent a car to discover the coast of Rocha, as it is cheap and you can get everywhere in Rocha more easily and faster! Above that, you will get a 21% discount when paying with Credit Card on the stated prices. We recommend this company, as they offer good prices & good service. If you need any help with booking a car, just contact us and we will help you out.
Schedules 4x4 trucks to Cabo Polonio
To get to Cabo Polonio from the bus terminal/ parking lot at the entrance of the park, you will be transported by 4x4 trucks. During summer the trucks are leaving frequently, but less frequently in mid/low season. So check this website for the hours of departure (ingreso) to Cabo Polonio and the hours of return (salida) from Polonio to the bus terminal/ parking lot.
Rent a bike
Bici Uruguay is based in Punta del Diablo. They rent out bikes per hour, day or week. From simple beach bikes to ATB's. By bike you can hike to the Fortelezza (Fort) of Santa Teresa and explore this national park which is close to Punta del Diablo. They offer also other routes to discover by bike along the coast of Rocha.
Cabalgates Valiceras is a local run company who offer horse carts from Barra de Valizas to Cabo Polonio. Try their full moon trip! They offer other tours as wel, but the Valizas - Cabo Polonio trip is most recommendable.
Monte de Ombues
The Monte the Ombues is a natural reserve of old bushes (they look like trees) which you can visit by boat on a guided tour. You will see a lot of birds and the guide (only Spanish) has a lot of knowledge about nature. If you need help with a reservation, feel free to contact us.
General information about travelling to Uruguay
The most complete English travel guide about travelling to Uruguay in general and detailed information and insider tips about Montevideo. The guide is available as a hard copy or as an ebook. The website itself has also a lot of information about Uruguay! Be sure to check it out!
Barra de Valizas in the LA Times
This article covers the coast of Uruguay and Barra de Valizas