Isla de Lobos in Uruguay

Published Apr 05 2021 at 1:00 PM GMT
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  • Off the coast of Uruguay, five miles (eight kilometers) south of the sea resort of Punta del Estelies is the small Isla de Lobos.
  • The island is located along the outer limit of the Rio de la Plata estuary and belongs to a natural reserve with Gorriti Island.
  • The island was known to the first Spanish explorers in the area around the 16th-century.
  • In 1858, the Uruguayan government built the first lighthouse on the island, which was restored in 1906 and was turned into the country's first automated lighthouse in 2001.
  • Since 1992, the island has become part of the Coastal Islands National Park in order to protect the local fauna.




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  • Published Apr 5, 2021 1:00 PM GMT