Rural

Pueblo Edén (Maldonado)

Pueblo Edén (Maldonado)

If you take Route 12 on the way to Minas, a few kilometers from Route 9 you will find Pueblo Edén, an eminently rural destination that has captivated tourists, simply “selling” the dream of country and tranquility. It is the perfect option for those who are in Punta del Este and want a moment to disconnect in a rural environment. In spite of being very small, the town boasts a couple of, now legendary, restaurants and has added upscale boutique inns of good taste. More recently, a winery has been established in the area, which completes the rural package, the hilly landscape deeply linked to cuisine and good wine.

Pueblo Garzón (Maldonado)

Pueblo Garzón (Maldonado)

It is very close to Garzón Lake and just like Pueblo Edén it offer tourists a very quiet and rural atmosphere. Pueblo Garzón received a great boost from the Argentinean chef Francis Mallmann who installed a restaurant and inn in this place. It seemed crazy. However, increasingly more people began to be encouraged to leave the coast to visit this peaceful town where silence is the protagonist. With time more very good restaurants appeared, for this reason the foodie aspect continues being central to this place. In addition, the development of wineries and olive groves add to the reasons to take long trips or picnics in the country.

Parque San Miguel (Rocha)- San Miguel Park

Parque San Miguel (Rocha)- San Miguel Park

Almost on arriving to Brazil you find this particularly enjoyable park. San Miguel National Park includes a fortress from the colonial era which is open for visits and it is found in very good condition of conservation. Very close to there is a museum where you can enjoy the traditional aspects of gaucho and indigenous life. Exhibited there is a beautiful variety of old carriages, and a short distance away is a hostel built totally from stone which deserves a visit. If your spirit of adventure wants more, it is possible to take a walk from the park to the Picudo hill, located a few kilometers from there. It is a perfect way to spend an afternoon in the country.