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Santa Teresa National Park

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Address: Ruta 9 km 300, Rocha 27000, Uruguay
Phone Number: 59844772101

Incredible bush next to the sea.

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History, camp and beach

Great historical place on the coast of Uruguay by the border with Brazil. Old fortress used to defend the Spaniards colony from the Portuguese invaders. Was taken once and again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2016
Gas P
La Paloma, Rocha, Uruguay
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La Paloma, Rocha, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great historical place on the coast of Uruguay by the border with Brazil. Old fortress used to defend the Spaniards colony from the Portuguese invaders. Was taken once and again by either one or the other army until finally was forgotten under the sand dunes. Today it is a museum and a campsite on an exceptional coastal scenery on Southamerica.... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

This park is great, it ranges from a camping ground to a surfers getaway so it gets a lil more busy in the weekends. The beaches are beautiful but the sea is too cold and strong to get in so you better just stay on the snad smoking and chilin as you explore miles and miles of sandy beaches. the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed that there were no good hiking trails but the beach was beautiful. There is a zoo and a plant conservatory. Overall not worth the time to get there.

Thank Harry G
Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Free to enter, the Playa Grande is the main feature. The fort is also here (30 peso admission). They also have a lookout tower and and interpretative walking trail. Lots to do, and lots of places to just get away and be alone.

Thank In4itt
Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were visiting the Fortaleza fort and our guide asked if we wanted to see the zoo that was in the park. I was doubtful but since we already there we agreed. I was surprised by how many animals they had, but the best part was the peacocks. There were 5 adult males with their brilliant greens and blues and... More 

Thank Rod W
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

its a reall paradise.!!!!!full of green, all kind of plants, and a very good beach!! There is a camping . Paraiso!! imperdible si estas viajanndo por uruguay. Hay camping .

Thank brunita2015
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This park has a lot to offer from big forested areas for picnics to beautiful almost empty beaches, lakes with bird watching and much more. If you are in the area i absolutely recommend planning a day where you visit this park. Take your time on foot or on a bike (i did the latter) and it will take you... More 

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Anna Maria, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Enjoyed green house with many plants inside. The fort is interesting. Lots of birds at the bird observation area. We saw 1 cappabarra, the only live wild mammal we saw in all of Uruguay. We saw road kill skunks on the way. I think there are not many wild animals left. Bring your own toilet paper, as there was none... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Clean and save. Beautiful nature and the beach is the most amazing beach of Uruguay. Its perfect to visit the park with the bike but take some food and drinks with you. There is no supermarket and the restaurant is not open all the time. The greenhouse is nice to see.

Thank germantraveler2015
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Good for hiking, cycling & bird watching. Has a beautiful old fort worth visiting. Would have liked to have had maps of the trails which were not available.

Thank Aneeta M

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