Cabo Polonio seems like the kind of place suited for the most intrepid of seclusion seekers. Located 7 kilometers (4.34 miles) from the main road, 4x4 vehicles are the primary way of crossing the dunes to this hidden hamlet. With limited electricity and running water, travelers only have the unspoilt beauty of nature and rustic living at their disposal. Nestled at the tip of a peninsula on the Atlantic Coast, the village periodically experiences strong waves, cold winters, and warm summers. On the shore, “mobile sand dunes” constantly shift positions due to the strong winds that permeate the area. Behind the lighthouse, colonies of seals and sea lions play amidst the Monte de los Ombues, a small forest of Ombu trees. Although modern technology is a luxury in Cabo Polonio, there are still plenty of things to do and sights to see in this village of only around 95 inhabitants. If you want to experience Cabo Polonio in all its solitary magnificence, here are some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in the area.
Enjoy a refreshing stay in this cozy, compact loft when holidaying in Cabo Polonio, Uruguay. It features a pleasant living space, a semi-integrated kitchen with fridge, oven, and a gas stove, one bedroom, one bathroom, and an open deck. Spend your leisure time on the hammock in the outdoor area here. Prepare scrumptious delicacies in the semi-integrated kitchen and use the outdoor grill. Go for a beach excursion, as the sea is in the vicinity of this accommodation.
Aquelarre - Cabo PolonioSuperhost
Top guest reviewsthe cottage was cozy and beautiful with amazing views from pretty much all directions
Host:the host was very responsive and helpful with all of our questions and concernsRead more reviewsthe house is very cute and the location breathtakingperfect house in a magnificent place highly recommendedagustin’s cosy house was in an absolutely perfect location
Located on the rocks of South Beach, this simple two-bedroom house is truly a secluded paradise. The house, fitted with traditional decor, can accommodate up to four guests and contains two beds, a bathroom, and a refrigerator. The spacious rooms, permeated with plenty of natural light, are each equipped with a stove fireplace. There is also a heater available, perfect for those cold winter nights and chilly mornings. Even though guests have no kitchen access, the terminal and a local store can be found a few minutes away.
Casa Blanca Cabo Polonio para 4 personasCabo Polonio, Rocha, Uruguay
Top guest reviews2 bedrooms living room hot shower ;) the view from the living room is just amazingalso you should not expect extra clean house but also it was not dirtythe space itself was simple clean and rustically charming
Host:alfonso was a fantastic hostthe people are very friendly and we had all the help we neededhe was very kind and helpfulthanks for chonga he was so helpful guiding us on the phonealfonso was very kind as wellRead more reviewsalso location was perfectvery nice location and cabo in general is greatit is a very comfortable house set in an spectacular locationwe had a great few days at alfonso's place out of season in october
Painted stark white, this studio cabin is a pristine and cozy little hideaway in Cabo Polonio. Because the property has no electricity, guests only have the illumination of candlelight at their disposal. Up to four guests can make use of four beds, a bathroom, a kitchen, and an indoor fireplace. Guests also have to bring their own bed sheets and towels. Water, a valuable resource not only for this property but also the entire village, has to be pumped from the tank storing rainwater. If you’re in need of drinkable water, there is a nearby grocery store where you can buy essentials. Because of its shoreline location, the wind constantly blows sand into the house. If you’re into simple living and won’t mind letting go of luxury, then this place can be your paradise.
House in the best location of Cabo PolonioCabo Polonio, Rocha, UruguaySuperhost
Top guest reviews
Host:he was a kind host and communicated instructions really clearly and we had no trouble finding itRead more reviewsthe house is located in the best location in pabo polonioextremely special location right on the rocks surrounded by stars and the sound of crashing wavesbest views / best location in cabo polonioalex's place won't disappoint
Located on a South Beach ranch, this cozy studio cabin boasts of majestic views and all that is necessary for simple living. As with most areas on the village, this property has no electricity. The ranch also has its own supply of fresh water which can be extracted with a bucket. The cabin can accommodate up to two guests and contains one queen bed, one single bed, a simple bathroom, and a basic kitchen with a two-burner stove. Outside, there is a deck with beach chairs and a coffee table. If you want to get in touch with the modern world, beside the ranch is an inn with a restaurant and Internet access.
Cabaña en la playa de Cabo PolonioCabo Polonio, Rocha, Uruguay
Top guest reviews
Host:she was very helpful and freindlythe host maria is very friendly and communicative and will explain everything over emailthe town itself is friendly and quaint albeit slightly too infested with tourists and day trippersRead more reviewsbut the amazing location more than makes up for thisthe location is perfect located right on the sea with a gorgeous viewit is 20 minutes walking from the town so nice and secluded for a tranquil escapemaria's place is an awesome little beach shack a shortish walk from the town of cabo polonio
Located in the Rocha Department, this hostel offers its guests the chance to get back to basics. The vibrant and quirky hostel contains three bathrooms, a shared kitchen, a common area, an indoor fireplace, and one bed just right for a solo traveler. Because of the limited electricity, guests are provided with a candlelit dinner. There is also a large fire pit outside where travelers from all over the world can exchange stories under the starry skies.
Top guest reviewsi really enjoyed my stay in this peaceful relaxed clean and super hospitable accommodations
Host:great hostel with a super friendly staffyou will find a kind and caring team lots of good live and warm conversations thereRead more reviewsgreat location easy check in great vibe and atmospherebut besides that great location with great peoplecabo is a very special place and the lobo hostel seems to transport this vibe just perfectly
Located in a quiet area near the ocean, this unique and cozy little cottage brings a splash of color to simple living. Decked in vibrant colors, this one-bedroom property can accommodate up to four guests and has one double bed, two single beds, a private living room, a kitchen, and a shared bathroom. Surrounded by greenery, guests have plenty of nature to take in and enjoy.
Cabaña tranquila - Quiet cabinCabo Polonio, Rocha Department, Uruguay
Top guest reviewsthe cabin was very clean the shared shower and bathroom tooRead more reviewsvery nice location a bit hard to find thoughgreat little basic cabin a quick walk to the beach
Located among the trees, this interesting little cabin is a haven for those looking for a romantic getaway. The one-bedroom cabin, suitable for couples, contains one double bed, one shared bathroom, and a kitchen. The ocean is also a few steps away if you’re looking for nice, peaceful walks along the beach.
Cabaña en la naturalezaCabo Polonio, Rocha Department, Uruguay
Top guest reviews
Host:raquel was very kind and friendly and her shop has everything you might needRead more reviewslovely place far from the center a 30 minute walk to the town
Situated on the unspoilt sands of South Beach, this wooden hut is a rustic paradise amidst the dunes. This bed and breakfast, located around 20 minutes from the center, offers one private room blanketed in stunning ocean views. Up to two guests can make use of one bedroom, one bathroom, a shared kitchen, and an indoor fireplace. Because of the property’s lack of electricity, the rooms are all illuminated by candlelight. Fresh water can be acquired through the property’s well and creek. There is also a fire pit outside where guests can hang around and get to know each other through lively conversations.
Room with extraordinary ocean viewsCabo Polonio, Rocha, Uruguay
Top guest reviewshis hut is a lovy cozy place and he keeps it very cleani really enjoyed his company besides his place is comfortable clean and well-designed
Host:gustavo was en excellent hostgustavo was a fantastic host i highly recommend to interact with him as it is an enriching experiencegustavo was a great host that gave us great conversations and knowledge from the history of the placeRead more reviewsgustavo’s place is something to experience great location impecable hospitalitya torch is useful for walking back from the centre at night
Sitting directly on La Calavera Beach, this vibrant cube-shaped house is a splash of color amidst the sandy shores of Cabo Polonio. The one-bedroom house, spacious and compact, enjoys the privilege of being well-lit and properly ventilated. Although the property doesn’t have electricity, it has its own solar panel which runs the LED lamps and refrigerator. Running water is provided through an external tank and a water well outside. The pet-friendly house, which can accommodate up to six guests, contains one double bed, three single beds, a floor mattress, a bathroom, a kitchen with a wooden stove, and a living room with a fireplace. And of course, there is the nearby ocean where you can have a swim and admire the beauty of nature.
Hermosa casa en Cabo Polonio - Playa Norte
Top guest reviews
Host:great communication and a lovely in-site host who was really helpful every time neededRead more reviewsawesome place although is a bit far from the main cabo area that's great for an extra quiet environment
Surrounded by stunning views of the ocean, this rustic apartment allows guests to enjoy Cabo Polonio in style. Located near the beach, this pet-friendly property offers one spacious and brightly lit room just right for two people. Guests are provided with one bed, one bathroom, and a hearty breakfast. In the veranda, guests are free to sunbathe, have chats, and admire the sun setting on the Atlantic.
Habitaciones privadas frente al mar media pensión
Top guest reviewsthe perfect place to rest and have some breakfast with a viewthe rooms were accurate to the description really nice and cozygreat place cozy and amazing viewit was beautiful to see the night sky the neon ocean and the sunrise from our bedeliza's lovely bed and breakfast is a charming way to spend your stay in magical cabo polonioeverything was clean comfortable and colorful - the place is charmingly decoratedthe rooms were incredibly cleanthe bed was really comfortable- good mattress and clean sheets
Host:elizabeth is such a nice hostelizabeth is a gracious host who only speaks spanishelizabeth is a so kindelizabeth is very sweet and attentiveelizabeth and her aunt who hosted us were really nice and easy to deal withRead more reviewswonderful location good breakfast and welcoming hostwe found it interesting to find the place upon arrival
This simple house, located a few steps from the beach, offers a great way to learn about local culture and traditional living. Solo travelers can choose from eight beds and can make use of the property’s kitchen, bathroom, and common area. Breakfast is provided each morning, and there is enough breathing space outside where guests can take in the sunlight and feel at home.
Lo de PeriCabo Polonio, Rocha Department, Uruguay
Get back to basics in Cabo Polonio
The village of Cabo Polonio is an unspoilt paradise wrapped in the beauty of nature. Modern technology may be a luxury here, but that only adds to the village’s magical quality. For your next journey to this hidden gem, stay at a place that brings comfort and enriches your experience of getting in touch with the elements.
Get Trip101 in your inbox