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This picturesque Uruguayan seaside village beckons with its sweeping beach and surfing, nature trails, easy-going charm and lively carnival celebrations.

Set on Uruguay’s east coast and looking out to the Atlantic Sea is bohemian La Pedrera. The village’s  cultural events and carnival celebration draw art lovers and a backpacker crowd. Vacationing families  enjoy the large beach while surfers come to ride the rolling waves.

Stay at one of many campsites, hostel or boutique hotels, or rent a self-catering house. Most activities and attractions are easily accessible on foot, allowing you to relax and get the most out of your stay. Stroll along Avenida Principal to find a small artisans market, bakeries and restaurants serving fresh seafood.

Wander down to the beaches to watch surfers riding near-perfect waves. Playa del Barco is a deep water beach and the waves are recommended to experienced surfers. Check out the ruins of the Cathay VIII, one of several shipwrecks that lie half-buried in the sand. The wide El Desplayado beach is a favorite of families and for taking lessons at the surf school.

Follow the trail that leads into the cliffs for spectacular coastal views. If you are walking on this trail at some time in July through October you may spot migrating southern right whales. Other trails run along the beach and into the nearby forests, where you’ll share the natural beauty with woodpeckers and lizards. For more nature, visit nearby Laguna de Rocha, a reserve home to over 200 bird species such as the endangered Chilean flamingo and rare black-necked swan.

La Pedrera places an emphasis on cultural events and hosts one of the biggest carnival celebrations on Uruguay’s coast. Join revelers as they toss flour and water bombs during the street parade accompanied by live music. Other events include January’s La Pedrera Short Film Festival and a jazz festival, which takes place in Easter.

Buses travel to La Pedrera from Montevideo, Punta del Este and nearby La Paloma. January through February is high season, when La Pedrera is most popular with young Argentine and Uruguayan beach lovers.

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