La Paloma is a small beach resort on a cape in the SE of Uruguay,
270 Km from the capital, Montevideo, and 110 Km from Punta del Este.
Located in Rocha, the province that has the greatest diversity of landscapes, wildlife and history, offers you a variety of activities and tours to enjoy. Along its coastline you will find astonishing beaches where tourists from Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil relax on summer months (Dec, Jan, Feb). Its greatest value is the coastal lagoon systemthat host exclusive fauna and vegetation which makes part of a world protected area and national parks. Equally attractive is the historical legacy that deeply marked this region before and after the conquerors’ ages.
La Paloma began as a reference’s point for ships that sailed from and towards Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Numerous shipwrecks around the area caused the lighthouse to be the first building in town. Since that moment a fishermen and tourist village developed around the cape. Nowadays 4000 people live in La Paloma all year round being the main Atlantic resort in the country. It provides great areas for aquatic sports, cycling, horseback riding, ecotours and more.
Migratory animals of all kind arrive to town every year in different seasons: whales, sea lions, dolphins, penguins, flamingos, beach plovers are only the most popular.