El Caracol

Laguna Garzón, Rocha Uruguay

The Marshlands of the Eastern Biosphere Reserve

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The Marshlands of the Eastern Biosphere Reserve consist of ten sanctuaries, including four national parks in the country. It is said that about 300 kinds of wild birds, or 75% of all the birds in Uruguay, can be observed here. It is said that the inhabitation number of flamingos and black-necked swans is in the first or second place in the world, and the area was designated as the wildlife reserve district by UNESCO in 1976. Tour information: Although sightseeing is available throughout a year, the best season is between December and February when the weather is stable. Bird-watching is available throughout the year.