Traveling is one of the best ways to escape the monotony of daily life, but what if you want to go off the grid and become one with nature? Uruguay has just the place for you—a tiny village called Cabo Polonio.
This small fishing village became an extremely popular destination with free-spirited backpackers, but it comes with the loss of the small luxuries of daily life. The village has no electricity or running water, and tiny grocery stores and inns are the only places where you can spend your money.
That’s not stopping travelers from enjoying Cabo Polonio to the fullest. This secluded village is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Uruguay and offers a number of other activities for nature lovers.
Cabo Polonio is home to a lighthouse, which happens to be its main attraction. A colony of sea lions lives on the rocks behind it, and tourists enjoy observing them during their visit. Horseback riding is another popular activity with people coming to this unusual village.