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Skip Cabo Polonio?[edit]

I haven't been to Cabo Polonio, but I've heard great things about it from at least half a dozen people, both Uruguayans and foreign visitors. Most recently, an American friend told me it was totally worth visiting and that I've got to find a way to go if I can. As far as I can remember, the only negative thing I've heard about it is that it's somewhat hard to get to (and the lack of electricity, I guess, but that can be a negative or a positive depending on if you're looking for something rustic). Do we really want to be advising people not to go? —Granger (talk · contribs) 13:03, 31 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Removed it, maybe too harsh. However, just because no one wants to speak out and admit that it has become a little crowded with 4WD trucks shovelling in tourists on a 30 min basis, does not mean that it has not become a little overdrawn now. I met someone in Valizas, he said three years ago it was much more laid back. Nowadays, people just seem to head there because they get told there is no electricity and it is basic. However, much has changed and many places have running water and electricity, just not the terrible hostels apparently. And definitely the hippies have moved on, which clearly shows the change. Yes, everyone is doing tourism. Though, can we not advise against this commercialisation? Cheers, Ceever (talk) 00:32, 6 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think it's appropriate to advise against unpleasant destinations. I was very surprised to see that advice about Cabo Polonio, though, since I have only heard good things about it, including from two friends who were there in late 2017.
One possible factor, if you were there in the past couple of weeks, is that summer is the tourist season. I imagine Cabo Polonio is probably a lot nicer if you go in October or March than if you go in December or January. —Granger (talk · contribs) 04:23, 6 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Barra de Valizas was very nice in spite of the holidays. :-) Ceever (talk) 19:43, 12 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]