San José

Sierras de Mahoma – Mahoma Hills

Sierras de Mahoma – Mahoma Hills

The Orientals left their mark on the Sierras de Mahoma during the exodus that was headed by the hero of the homeland, José Gervasio Artigas. That is just one of the attractions that a guided visit of these lands has, with unique landscapes, caves, lakes and paths. The place also was the scene of the war in 1904, betweem the ranks of the Nacional and Colorado political parties. Attractions like the stone wall, in a natural context of native vegetation and fauna, coexist with energy places ideal for mediation. You can take the tour on your own account, paying a minimum fee, or hire a guide, either a personal one or as part of a group. The guided tour takes between 90 and 120 minutes. You can also take the trip on horseback or enjoy the campsite and camp fires which are available. The entrance to the hills is through an inn at kilometer 126 on Route 23.

Kiyú Resort

Kiyú Resort

At 14 kilometers on Route 1 (entrance at kilometer 61), Kiyú provides an attractive coast on the Río de la Plata, with white sand crowned by gullies of up to 50 meters. It is a place of calm water, suitable for the whole family. In addition, the more adventurous can enter the gullies through some wild trails. The highest points are the preference of para-gliders and hand-gliders.

Boca del Cufré

Boca del Cufré

“Certified Natural Beach for Environmental Management”. With this title that the Boca del Cufré resort has won, the good quality of the water, sand, services and security is guaranteed. It is located on the outlet of the Cufé stream, in the Río de la Plata. In addition to being an exceptional place for bathing, you can do other activities such as canoeing, fishing and camping. Entrance from kilometer 100 on Route 1.

Macció Theater

Macció Theater

With spectacular acoustics and a magnificent view from any point in the room, the Bartolomé Macció Theater stands in the capital of San José as a bastion of Maragata and national culture. It has the special distinction that Carlos Gardel sang on its stage for the last time in Uruguay. On accessing its installations you are surprised by the weight of the Italian plush curtain and the great size of the Murano crystal chandelier which is reminiscent of the opulence of yesteryear. The hall was inaugurated in 1912 with words from the poet Juan Zorrilla de San Martín, before the watchful eye of the authorities and figures of the national culture. Since then, there has been theater plays, cinema and even dances on its stage. Witness of the ups and downs of a century, the Macció Theater was closed between 1965 and 1973 because of its deterioration, but in 2010 it had a complete restoration, to return to reign as a first class international stage. Address: 18 de Julio and 25 de Mayo (San José).