Cabo Polonio It is a place that is characterized by its particularity. It is not like any resort. Electricity does not arrive, therefore there is no electric light. Hardly some places have a small gasoline generator that runs at a few hours of the day. There are only two inns and they are just that, inns, or hotels, cabins, or apartments for rent.
Therefore, choosing my accommodation was not difficult, falling into the Cabo Polonio Hostel, located on the beach of La Calavera, so called because formerly the natives who inhabited these lands drove cattle here, where they slaughtered it, selling the hides to European ships and throwing the remains into the sea. Over the years the golden sands of the cape bleached covered with bones of cows' skulls.
The hotel has four rooms, all overlooking the sea. I will stay in one of the shared bedrooms making the reservation, although they have Web pageown, with Fernando Semproni e Indoor Uruguay, who helped me with something else from my stay in the country.
The approximate round price between $ 15 USD and $ 20 USD By bed and night.
his Location It is a dream, since Cabo Polonio Hostel, just 100 meters from the center and fishing boats, is mounted on the same beach with magnificent views of the dunes, islands and the Atlantic Ocean.
The rooms, although basic, they are perfectly equipped. Aldo there are bathrooms and kitchen with running water, 12 volt light provided by solar panels throughout the hostel, showers with hot water, bar service, restaurant, guided excursions, horses, lounge chairs and own umbrellas to enjoy more hours of the sea.
There is no place to talk about cleaning, since it will be permanently filled with sand from the beach and saltpeter.
Back now, make yourself one "GUIDED VISIT“ of the hotel with me, as always ...
Entering Cabo Polonio, as I told in the story, was like entering a story for a day. There are no defined streets, nor rules, nor electricity, nor urban plans. If it weren't because Maria came to me (a young Uruguayan who helps the owner, Alfredo, to run the place), I would have had a good time to get to my Location, a privileged place next to the beach.
There I find a rustic wooden house, in the middle of the beach, with its kitchenette, its bathrooms, its table for chatting, dining or enjoying a good view and "half a sign" that recognizes the place as a "hostel" ...
The rooms Do not clash with the rest of the accommodation. I will spend the night in a bunk of a small and basic room, but clean. There is not much space, but enough to spend the night.
He bath It is next to the rooms. It has hot water, although they suggest you not to leave the tap running, as well as not to pull the chain unless it is strictly necessary. You can also see some "strange" decoration and some "little mess" on the back of it.
In the main part the main activities are carried out, there you can have a pleasant conversation with María or Alfredo, have a drink, enjoy the kitchen, read, observe the sea or just rest in the hammock.
The we would recommend? Well, I know that somebody will throw me in the neck but ... YES, ROTALLY YES. It is one of the most charming places and one of the best experiences I have enjoyed on a trip. Perhaps because of its location, perhaps because of its mysterious, magical and picturesque life. I would not know how to explain myself, but it is recommended by CHAVETAS.ES, undoubtedly.
Isaac, from Cabo Polonio (Uruguay)