Last Updated on August 17, 2022
There are plenty of opportunities for fans of sandboarding in Uruguay, mostly located around the coast.
The best dunes are located in Rocha near Cabo Polonio, although there are plenty of smaller beach dunes that you can hit near major cities in Canelones and Maldonado.
Montevideo does not have very steep dunes but you can find some small slopes near exit 6. Alternatively, head to the nearby Lomas de Solymar and El Pinar beaches for some thrilling rides.
Sandboarding in Rocha
Dunas de Cabo Polonio
Mobile sand dunes near the village of Cabo Polonio in the eastern coast of Uruguay’s Rocha department. The site is only reachable by hiking the dunes on foot or driving with 4×4 offroad vehicles.
Dunas de Valiza
Large dunes with panoramic view of the atlantic coast, Valizas and Cabo Polonio.
Santa Teresa’s Park
National Park with a historic fort, natural trails, and sandy beaches.
Sandboarding in Canelones
Bajada 6 – Montevideo
Small coastal dunes on the eastern side of Montevideo, near exit 6 (bajada seis).
Lomas de Solymar – Ciudad de la Costa
Dunes located in a residential neighbourhood and of Ciudad de la Costa in Canelone. The beach is usually quiet with somewhat small slopes.
Las Vegas Beach / Parque del Plata Beach – El Pinar
Two beaches next to each other separated by Solis Chico Creek.
Sandboarding in Maldonado
Naturist beach in Maldonado with small coastal dunes.
Stunning open beach with spectacular landscape, but not very steep dunes.
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