Monday, January 29, 2007

Punta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo, is a little fishermen's town, five kilometers away from Santa Teresa, and close to the border with Brazil, in the state/region/department (departamento, i'm never sure how to translate this) of Rocha, Uruguay.

I don't know how to put it, but the place is weird, like good weird, is like is not Uruguay. I remember the first time I went there, after a lengthy walk from Santa Teresa around seven years ago, it struck me the scene I've found there, like nothing I had seen before in my country. I saw shored fishing boats by the beach, one little pub playing reggae, plus like about a block of hippie stands in a row, selling handcrafted earrings, collars, and such, close to a peninsula shaped by big rocks.

Nobody knew the place ten years ago, while now in summer a rent there is about 60 bucks a day, for a crumbling small ranch, close to the beach. This year I even spotted some foreign tourists, which was unheard of some years ago.

Even though it's getting trendy, and more sophisticated, it still retains the jamaica no problem vibe, with the hippie little shops, surfers, seafood restaurants, lack of paved roads, and everybody in summerwear style.

If you go there you must try "Buñuelos de alga" (something like seaweed fritters, or fried doughs), since it´s the specialty of the town.

Check what Chuck Stull in his blog writes about it. The few pictures I have were taken in the afternoon, and in cloudy days, so they are no the best, but I hope you'll find them illustrative.

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11 comments:

DSV-SUPERMANYA said...

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Helena said...

Deparment is like state, so is allright.

I spend muy summer s in Uruguay-Rocha since 2005. Now i spend muy winters in Montevideo, so close to live in there!

La Pedrera have a very very nice beach. Chui 2.

Anonymous said...

Punta Del Diablo, Uruguay was the worst experience of my life. Its a small town like about 60 people it looked very ghetto and more like a campground. We stayed in cabanas which are mini houses. As we woke up the next morning we had come to the suprize that we where robbed. While we slept the night before they broke into our cabana n robbed us blind. They took my purse, ipod, and digital camera and from my parents they stole my mothers money ipod and digital camera and even her hair brush. If your thinking about going there or Uruguay period don't bother wasting your money. Police don't do much and if they do find the perpatrator the day after the court they get set free and if you shoot the robber thats in your house you go to jail for a long time. What a great country right? Think twice before coming. Send this to everyone you know!

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