Being by the sea, places to eat in Cabo Polonio serve delicious fresh fish and seafood daily; try the townâ€™s speciality of â€˜buÃ±uelos de algasâ€™ (seaweed fritters). Many good cheap eats center around the plaza in summer, but for year-round excellent international dishes with bohemian spirit, La Golosa shouldnâ€™t be missed, while El Alero is the travelerâ€™s favorite for beautiful piled high pasta and a great atmosphere. Provision Pirulo is a small but helpful year-round supermarket just off the plaza, but larger Templao has a wider selection in summer. Heladeria Artesanal, just off the plaza, is great for ice-cream.
A lifestyle with no (mains) electricity does nothing to stop the people of Cabo Polonio from having a good time after dark. Joseloâ€™s is a must-visit, even if Pancho the penguin has now passed, while EstaciÃ³n Central is great for pool and films. Regularly in summer, the town plays films on a large screen on the open land behind Joseloâ€™s; just follow the pathway of candles and sit on the ground. The Feria Artesanal also has frequent music shows in summer.
Emma Jones, 30, is from London, and recently spent nine months enjoying travelling and writing in South America.ï¿½Her favourite...