A world away from the brashness of Punta del Este, Laguna Garzón is an oasis of calm nestled between shifting sand dunes. About an hour’s drive along the coastal road from the bustling city, it’s a haven for unusual wildlife, flora and fauna. Migrating birds flock from both north and south to feed and breed at this beautiful spot on Uruguay’s coastline – from snow geese and black-necked swans to rosy flamingos. With just a sandbank separating the lagoon from the vast ocean, whales swim by en route south in the springtime. Linger for a day or two at Laguna Garzón Lodge – a floating hotel with incredible views of the lagoon and out across the Atlantic.
Laguna Garzón Lodge, Rocha, Jose Ignacio, Maldonado, Uruguay, +598 9386 1000