Iporá—Relax and Unwind in Gaucho-land
While the south of Uruguay gets most of the attention during the high peak summer season, the north is not all countryside and gaucho festivals. Tacuarembó has some interesting offerings to be enjoyed during the summer, especially if you are looking to relax and unwind.
Its name—Iporá—is a Guaraní word: “i” means water and “porá” means beautiful, clear, good, or nice. Nothing more eloquent decribes this delightful spot immersed in nature.
Iporá is located 7 kilometers from the center of Tacuarembó, and can be accessed through Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz Avenue. The main attraction here is the 17-hectare Lago de la Juventud (Lake of Youth). Swimming and fishing are some of the activities that are enjoyed here. There are several beaches, rocky spots, and shady pine tree and eucalyptus woods on its shores—all combining to give a feeling of freshness and purity, inviting tourists to rest and relax.
Several camping areas with fire pits, barbecue stations, water, electricity, tables, benches, and washrooms are scattered around the swimming resort. There is also an Olympic swimming pool equipped with diving boards. Various football fields, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts as well as roller skate rinks are set among the open green areas.
A good way to spend an afternoon is to hike up one of the nearby mountains from where a magnificent view of the entire city can be seen. If you don’t want to camp, the resort offers a private service of “Sepé” cabins. These come fully furnished, and consist of two bedrooms, an integrated living room and dining-room, bathroom, kitchen, outdoor yard with grill, and air conditioning.
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