The department of Rocha is located in the southeast of Uruguay. To the west with the departments of Maldonado and Lavalleja north, with the Thirty-Three and east by the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It has 180 miles of open beaches and privileged, only interrupted by some rocky points.
It has areas of great natural beauty, such as Cabo Polonio, Valizas, Santa Teresa and La Coronilla. In addition the department is known for its beautiful beaches, La Paloma, Punta del Diablo and La Esmeralda. Inland you can find farms and cattle lands of high quality.
Its economy is based on tourism and agriculture, with a low population of about 60,000. Tourism multiplies the population during the summer months, December to February, being the preferred destination for domestic tourists but with a growing influx of visitors from the region. The contact with nature, beaches and adventure tourism attractions are its mains attractions.
Ciudad de Castillos
This population center is the supplier of spas and Valizas Freshwater. It develops a variety of crafts, especially those related to the Butia.
We get to Castles on Route 9, at kilometer 265, or Route 16, commonly called “Indian way”, which also reached the 13 and 14.
Historic city in which the April 19, 1866, in adherence to the Crusade of the Thirty-Three Orientals, put the cornerstone of the chapel and founded the town of San Vicente Martyr Castle.