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“Near the town you can have a walk at Ferrando!”
Review of Playa Ferrando

Playa Ferrando
Reviewed 28 January 2013

If you go to Colonia, try to go to Ferrando Beach. It´s a beach situated among the woods. Really nice to have a nice view of the river, walk with your wife or girlfriend among the beach, and have some drink in situ. The beach is not so big but it is another option to do in Colonia if you are tired of the hotel pool.

Thank Roman P
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

A very beautiful spot just outside the city of Colonia. Walk (or drive) to the end of the main drag (Flores). You will see two gas stations. Turn right after the far one and walk 1 - 2 kms... right at the round about, another 100 mtrs you will be at the beach.
Just before the beach is a road that leads down to a old gravel mine, which is now a beautiful lake.. the locals secret, you won´t find any tourist here. The beach, where you can collect shells, quartz and drift wood is also very beautiful. Usually its deserted, but on holidays it can get crowded. There is a bar run by a groovy young couple whom I imagine would be struggling, so good if you can support them. If you are game there is a squatter village behind the dunes, where the people build houses on government land, keep horses, run businesses. It was to be the sight of a new Hilton, but they refuse to budge and the govt can´t move them as the squatting laws of Uruguay prevent it. They even tap into the power grid, and it is illegal for the power company to disconnect them. They cut trees to sell firewood and fish for their dinner. It´s an interesting tour, but dress down and don´t go at night. It seems to be quite family oriented.

6  Thank Kanan A
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

I stayed on full day at Ferrando, definitely a recommended spot if you like the beach. Fresh river, wide beach, comfy. Aprox 20 minute bike ride.

Best: Quiet, at least in November, better suited for couples.
Not so good: If you can take your own food and drinks, the bar is nice but far from the beach. You won't have to go through the trouble of walking in hot sand + you will save $$.

4  Thank Pam655
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Very quiet beach away from the hustle of this busy little village. Not sure about walking to or from it in the dark, but a must to visit during the day.

Thank ThomasJandMe
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

Just 20 min by bike.
A nice open river-beach to chill out.
Perfect for pets and read friendly couples.
Advice - take your own food & beverages!

1  Thank lulalegui
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