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Nature of Uruguay - national parks and reserves for active recreation

In Uruguay, there are many grass green fields that crows are so fond of. The most typical trees in the country are the following: quebracho, willow, palm tree, and disappearing guaiacum. In spring and summer, mimosa and red verbena bloom here; armadillos live closer to the mountains, and coastal waters are full of salmon and turtles. Despite a relatively small territory, Uruguay has mountains and forests, beaches and lagoons, gardens and parks. The east coast of Uruguay is the place of swamps and crystal clear lagoons. Uruguayans try to preserve endangered species of animals and plants, so there are many national parks in the country. Indigena Nature Preserve is located in Bella Vista, Maldonado. This is a private nature reserve that has swamps and forest. It has become home to ostriches, friendly capybaras, and other animals including the endangered species. Guides, who work at the preserve, are always ready to tell more about all animals and plants present here.
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In Santa Teresa National Park in Roche, tourists can see toucans, peacocks, and eucalyptus trees. It is a great place for strolling, jogging, making picnics, cycling, and beach recreation. Because of lush flora and close proximity to the sea coast, there is always fresh air in the park. In Roche, close to Valizas and lagoon, there is a Pokeweed forest. Pokeweed, also known as ombu, is a symbol of the country. This tree with poisonous leaves grows only in Latin America. This is a wonderful destination for all fans of nature because this area is incredibly beautiful, tranquil, and full of exotic birds and animals.
In the department of Flores, vacationers can visit Reserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo Tálice. This is a large park, in which numerous animals live in safety. Some animals have to live in separated areas because they are nearly extinct, but employees of the nature reserve try to create comfortable conditions that are close to the natural habitat of the animals. There is also a building with aquariums with giant snakes. This is a silent and attractive place that is great for sitting on a bench among woodlands and enjoying the view. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the department of Maldonado, fans of exploring unusual places will be excited to visit Salamanca Caves. These caves are suitable for rock climbing, camping, and hiking. As the caves are not yet popular with tourists, this place is not very crowded. Gorgeous landscapes, fabulous grotto, and calm atmosphere make this place ideal for sport and leisure pastime. In Carlos Reyles, tourists can visit Reyles Caves. The village itself is a tranquil place, but the caves make visitors completely forget about all troubles. Tourists need to remember that is it absolutely not allowed leaving garbage anywhere, even small one.
Rio da Prata In Flores, vacationers can visit an unusual geological reserve, Palace Cave. Here, visitors will find several small sandstone caves, the age of which is more than 50 million years. The nearby museum offers many interesting artifacts, including a real dinosaur egg. The capital city also has areas where visitors can feel close to nature. For example, the Botanic garden is a favorite destination of all fans of bird watching, picnics, and refreshing shade of trees. Pleasant relaxation among exotic trees brought from different parts of the world is an excellent idea for a hot day in a big city.
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El Rosedal is a park with a fountain in Montevideo that is home to fabulous roses and other flowers. It is better to visit this park in winter and spring because flowers fade in the hot summer. It is ideal for an unhurried stroll. In Tacuarembo, tourists can visit Pozo Hondo. The name of this landmark can be translated as Deep Well. This is a beautiful place with a waterfall that always attracts fans of hiking and geology. It is possible to reach the lagoon by going down on rocks, but one needs to be careful. This place is almost never crowded, so Pozo Hondo is perfectly suitable for everyone who wants to feel united with nature. While in Paysandu, don’t forget to visit Cascadas Del Queguay. It is not possible to reach the waterfalls by car because it is a restricted area where cars are not allowed in order to save the environment. There is a beautiful forest with numerous birds nearby. The waterfalls are a part of the Queguay Grande River, and there is a bridge that crosses its crystal clean water. In February, canoeing competitions take place here.
Many travelers know about Sugarloaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, but not many know that there is a mountain with the same name in Uruguay. Located in Piriapolis, this mountain is perfect for all fans of hiking and mountains. Its height is 403 meters. It is possible to reach the top by car, but travelers who choose this method will be deprived of the unique emotions of conquering rocks and stone piles. The top offers a fantastic panoramic view of the green resort city and the La Plata River that flows into the ocean.
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National and city parks of Uruguay
♥   National Park 'Arequita' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Cabo Polonio' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Esteros de Farrapos e Islas del Rio Uruguay' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'San Miguel' . On the map   Photos
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Cultural sights in regions of Uruguay

Montevideo
Later on the collection of the museum was added with artworks of other renowned artists. At present the museum is one of the most visited cultural places of the capital city. Dramatic art fans can not leave out of sight the Teatro Solis. The first performance took place on its stage as far back as in 1856 and since that time the theater is of great popularity as among local residents so among guests of Montevideo. A visit to the National Museum of Natural History will turn for every tourist … Read more

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