Nice hike if you've already visited the more interesting hills like Cerro Pan de Azúcar, Cerro San Antonio and Sierra de las Ánimas.
I chose to stay in Piriápolis because I wanted a quiet beach town with some short hikes nearby, and Cerro del Toro was my reward. The biggest problem I had was finding my way from the town center to the road that led up the hill to the parking area – it’s near a private campground that doesn’t offer mountain... More
And to get this view, after driving to the Fuente del Toro (the Bull's Fountain), a huge bronze bull brought from France that pours mineral water off its mouth, you have to walk up during some 40 minutes among native woods. A lovely walk, usually nobody's there, and a magnificent view from the top. Free parking and entry.
If I could give someone two words of advice when visiting Uruguay I’d say: rent a car in advance and get free maps at the local tourist information bureaus. Reaching El Cerro del Toro is relatively easy and the road is good. When you first reach it, you won’t have any doubts because you’ll see a big handsome bull on... More
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