Uruguay's Most Successful City
If you like for your kitchen to be an extension of yourself, you cannot go wrong with this travel souvenir from Uruguay as it represents a tranquil setting. In fact, Rocha is one Uruguay's most successful towns. Founded in the late Eighteenth century, it is one of the stopovers for travelers heading to Brazil. Located by the Atlantic Ocean, Rocha features some of the best beaches in the country. Perhaps the most popular one is La Paloma, which is frequented by Argentinean vacationers. Surfers also love this beach, as the waves are just perfect to try their moves. Here, all the family will find something to do, kids can play in the playgrounds designed just for them, women can go shopping to the nearby shopping centers and men can try their luck in the casino.
Rocha's Upscale and Laid Back Beaches
La Pedrera is another beach that will amaze travelers. It is known as the greenest area in Rocha and as a great spot to enjoy panoramic views of the sea. There are many stories related to this beach, as it was the site of many shipwrecks in the past. Nearby Cabo Polloni beach features a picturesque village of small houses. The most outstanding feature of this beach is the lighthouse that also serves as the temporary residence for sea wolves. Here, many ships wrecked against the rock formations in the past and their remains can be seen today. Valizas is a village of fishermen who add an element of simplicity to the laid back surroundings. This beach is not as exclusive as La Pedrera. For this reason, young people who make the night really active contrasting with the tranquility of the day prefer it. This beach is also known for the forest of ombues, which are bushes that look like huge trees, and they are the characteristic floras of the Rio de la Plata area. By all means, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home.