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Visit Quebrada de los Cuervos in Autumn

Quebrada de los Cuervos is often described as a "hidden paradise”, consisting of an enormous ravine formed by the action of the Yerbal Chico creek and located amidst one of Uruguay’s most exhuberant hill ranges. It is a national landmark due to its geomorphology and its rich flora and fauna, but also on account of the stories and legends that dwell within it.

Its rugged relief, which at some points reaches a depth of over 100 meters, blends with areas featuring a less undulated topography with hillocks and low rises in sight, among which countless tributaries flow in the direction of the Río Olimar River.

Rocky formations and waterfalls are part of this place’s natural heritage. Such environments create a special microclimate, in which the lack of wind, the subdued temperatures, the large surfaces alternatively exposed to sunlight and shade, and the high humidity give rise to exuberant manifestations of subtropical vegetation, hardly ever seen in other parts of the country. Therefore, three ecosystems coexist within one protected area: the ravine’s woodland, the hills’ scrubland and the prairies, each of them with their own indigenous species of plants and animals.

Location and climate
Quebrada de los Cuervos is located 45 kilometers away from the city of Treinta y Tres and can be accessed by taking a 24-kilometer westward detour along a gravel road starting at kilometer 306.700 of National Road No. 8. Its characteristic subtropical microclimate makes Quebrada de los Cuervos a truly enjoyable destination all year round. Although the number of visitors is at its highest during Semana de Turismo (Ester Week, in March or April), peaking at 5,000, it is highly advisable to also visit it during other times of the year. In spring (October-November), for instance, there is all kinds of vegetation blooming.

Natural wealth
More than 100 species of birds, 20 of mammals, 18 of amphibians and 20 of fish have been spotted in the area. In addition, 87 out of 224 species of arboreal flora indigenous to Uruguay have been identified, together with 23 fern species. The name “Quebrada de los Cuervos”, which means “Crows’ Ravine” in Spanish is due to the abundance of turkey vultures spotted in the area.

Available services
Among the services available for tourists are cabins, campsites (in predetermined areas), barbecue grills, telecommunication services, sanitary facilities, park ranger service, guided tours, first aid care, etc.
For a day visit, tourists may access Quebrada de los Cuervos without further ado, since there is municipal staff available on site to welcome them.
Cabin bookings, however, must be made at the Tourist Office of the Local Government by phone (00598) 44522911 or by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Bear in mind that cabins have no electricity and are furnished with the bare minimum. Guests are expected to take their own bed linen and personal hygiene supplies. Insect repellent is essential.

Rural tourism near Quebrada de los Cuervos
In the vicinity of Quebrada de los Cuervos there is a number of ranches where visitors seeking to practice rural tourism may perform traditional rural tasks, go on horseback rides across the prairies, taste typical food from the Uruguayan countryside and go hiking among the hills and creeks, among other things.

Source: Treinta y Tres Local Government
Contact us: (+598) 4452 2911

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