Protected landscape of the Rocha lagoon, national park of the lakes and world biosphere reserve In the lagoon there are more than 220 species of birds, one of the few places in Uruguay where flamingos and black-necked swans live, one of the largest in the world. Near the beaches and on the riviera of the lagoon, there is a small colony of fishermen whose economic livelihood is based on fishing and the sale of shrimp. Taking the intersection of routes 10 and 15, at kilometer 8, turning east along a dirt road, you reach the Rocha lagoon.
Located on the shores of the Castillos lagoon, Rocha department, it measures 20 kilometers in length It is part of the East Wetlands, declared a Biosphere Reserve by unesco. It was declared a flora and fauna reserve in 1966 by the state of Urugayo
The Cárcavas de Punta Rubia are particular geological formations of large dimensions that are mainly found in the area of Punta Rubia and Santa Isabel, 1 km from La Pedrera and that extend for 5 km, parallel to the Atlantic Ocean. It is accessed by route 10 at kilometer 230. The locals and neighbors also call the area "El Valle de la Luna". They represent a millenary landscape, more than 140,000 years old, which today is increasingly visited