Rocha is one of the most beautiful departments you could meet in Uruguay, especially during summer time. This department is located on the eastern side of the country, on the Atlantic Ocean, and borders with the departments of Treinta y Tres, Lavalleja and Maldonado as well as with the Laguna Merin, a lake which shares with Brazil.
Rocha has a population of approximately 70.000 inhabitants and an area of about 10.550 km2. The capital city of this department is called Rocha as well and has a population of approximately 23.500 inhabitants. Other of the main cities you would find in this department is, for example, La Paloma, Chuy, and Castillos.
La Paloma is one of the most attractive summer resort area you would find when visiting Rocha in Uruguay. La Paloma counts with all the facilities and services tourists could need to have a comfortable vacation as well as a variety of entertainment options such as movie theaters, casinos, discos and pubs.
Punta del Diablo is a very picturesque and bohemian summer resort with beautiful beaches. In its origins, this resort was a local fishermen area, and still keeps such characteristics. Nowadays there are hotels, inns, and cabins can be rented, in a rustic and beautiful environment.
Picture of Surfer in a beach of Punta del Diablo, Rocha, Uruguay
La Pedrera is other of the most attractive summer resort areas you could find when visiting Rocha. This summer resort is often described as a big balcony on the sea, and as such description implies, is a very attractive place full of unique landscapes.
If you enjoy picturesque and laid back places, you should not miss meeting Valizas during a trip to Rocha. Valizas is a small fisherman town which in summer time is seen as one of the main summer resorts in Rocha. During summer time, this small town offers tourists an interesting variety of activities as well as beautiful landscapes and a very attractive beach.