An outcropping of rocks and red granite surrounded by boulders and dangerous currents, Isla de Lobos boasts the largest colony of sea lions in the Western Hemisphere. After Spanish navigator Juan Diaz de Solis discovered the island in 1516, the creatures were hunted for their meat and oil, until the practice was banned in 1991. Today, hundreds of thousands of South American sea lions live here. See the sea lions up close, and observe the two tide pools where the young pups learn to swim. When on the island, don't miss another point of interest: South America's tallest lighthouse, standing 59 m (194 ft) above sea level. Climb 240 steps to reach its balcony, which offers a panoramic view of the island and the coast. Small boat tours operate out to the island; be aware that the waters can be quite choppy. Put Isla de Lobos into our Punta del Este road trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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La isla de lobos se aprecia desde cualquier lugar que te encuentres en el lado de la playa brava.Es referencia para saber en q playa te encuentras.A lo lejos se ve su faro. more »Lobos island can be seen from anywhere you are in the side of the beach. This is reference to know that beach you are. Far is its lighthouse.
Es un precioso paseo que vale la pena realizar, dura dos horas aproximadamente, no hay descenso a las isla, ya que es una reserva natural protegida, se pueden visualizar de cerca los lobos y leones ma... more »It's a beautiful walk that is worth making, lasts two hours approximately, there is downhill to the island, since it is a protected nature reserve, which can be displayed about the wolves and lions that live there, enjoying the water and sunbathing on the rocks. In addition, the island has the tallest lighthouse in South America, you can also see the House of the guardian of the same, as the former facilities of the island.
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