We took a bus that brought as to Punta del diablo. Punta del diablo is a charming fisherman's village that is separated by Montevideo by a 3 hours bus journey.
The city is right at the border with Brazil. Apparently, the Carnival's celebrations tend to be pretty wild as they adapted to the Brazilian customs.
We dropped our bags at Compay's hostel once again, and we decided to spent an entire afternoon chilling by the beach. The city is fairly small and there is not really a great nightlife scene, it's only interesting if you want to enjoy a pristine beach far away from the caos of Montevideo, and Punta del Este (an hotspot among Argentinian tourists)
We woke up pretty early and we took a bus that brought us straight to Rocha (the department's capital). From there we got a bus to get to the entrance of Cabo Polonio's village.
Cabo Polonio is a charming hippie natural reserve, that is uneceassible by feet or car and any kind of traditional transportation's form. The village is separated by its entrance by kilometers of dunes, that makes it impossible to get there with regular transports. Once the bus dropped us at the entrance, we hopped onto the jeeps of the former Uruguayan military that droves us to the village. The price for car's journey is pretty hefty around 7 dollars for one way, but as it is the only allowed transportation you have no way to banter. There around 2 cars departing every hour so being left stranded at the entrance is highly unlikely.
The remarkable feature of Cabo Polonio is that there is no electricity, no running water, nor WiFi (you can only get it at the plaza at the center of the village) in town. The architecture is charming, and there is small lighboat you can climb on to get a view from the top. Pretty lovely view, the climb is worth it. Additionaly, a colony of sea lions decided to call Cabo Polonio its home and you can see them from close by in their natural habitat.
Cabo Polonio is a quite unique place, that it's absutely worth dedicating a full day to. If you are travelling during the right season you can also spot whales, orcas and plenty of majestic animals.
After we finished visiting Cabo Polonio, we took a direct bus that brought us directly to Montevideo. Where we took a ferry to get back to Buenos Aires.