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The Uruguayan region of Rocha is betting on a modern tourism that enhances the natural

The Uruguayan region of Rocha (southeast) will seek to boost the arrival of tourists to its beaches and wetlands this summer with a natural tourism adapted to the current visitor through the offer of gastronomy of local production and various sports activities.

Montevideo, Nov 25 (EFE) .- The Uruguayan region of Rocha (southeast) will seek to boost the arrival of tourists to its beaches and wetlands this summer with a natural tourism adapted to the visitor current through the offer of local production cuisine and various sports activities.

This was expressed to Efe in the framework of the seasonal launch that takes place today in Rocha the director of Tourism of that department (province), Ana Carem, who stressed that this new opportunity will seek to improve the arrival of the last season through initiatives that bet to improve the "quality of life" of the tourist.

He highlighted that one of the most important aspects is the gastronomic offer that, he said "has been growing" exponentially in that region.

"Although it has been working for several years on the gastronomic product, what is increasingly sought now is to target less industrialized local products, produced by the producers of the area, "he explained.

On that same point, Carem also stressed that, given that Rocha is a coastal area with the presence of ocean waters, its strong are the fruits of the sea, among which stand out "the best shrimp in the world", the mussels and the crab syri, among others, as well as outstanding products at national level such as wines.

The official explained that, in order to guarantee the supply of these local products, the "Kilometer zero" project will be implemented, which implies that they are included in the the gastronomic venues dishes made entirely with products purchased from local producers within a radius of less than 80 kilometers.

On the other hand, Caram pointed out that another of the highlights of the new season will be the promotion of sports activities in places such as Laguna de Rocha, a national protected area declared a biosphere reserve by the UNESCO.

"In the case of Laguna de Rocha we are going to inaugurate the first tourist trail in the area, a walking tour that also encourages the tour in the area and involves Take the time to watch the birds or do horseback riding, for example, "said Caram.

" There is also a project to practice water sports such as sailing, rowing and diving that will be available throughout the year and will serve both tourists and children and young people of La Paloma spa, "he added.

He also appreciated that the department has worked on the realization of infrastructure works, which will make the visit more "comfortable" to tourists.

"We will inaugurate (on November 26) a brand new terminal that will be a fundamental node for the organization of the rest of the means of land transport throughout Rocha and at the same time there is an interpretation center in Cabo Polonio that we are going to improve much more through the new technologies, "he said.

Asked about what makes Rocha a unique point in the country and the region, Carem highlighted its" diversity. "

" We believe that Rocha has in a few kilometers, because it offers tourists a tour of different places without having to travel much more than 10 or 15 kilometers, "he said.

" According to the tastes there is an option in each spa: From places as rugged as the Laguna de Rocha to destinations known as La Paloma and La Pedrera; Fortress of Santa Teresa with the historical; and tourist eco par excellence ".

According to data from the Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay, its number of visits was the one that grew the most in the country during the last summer season with a 62.8%.

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