This is the smallest of our lagoons, with an area of 1400 hectares. It is located in the department of Maldonado, a few kilometres from the seaside resort of the same name. It exhibits a variety of habitats, mainly wetlands and grasslands, and is well-known for the diversity of its bird life.
Laguna Garzón is a highly diverse environment with beaches, sand dunes, small lagoons, wetlands, forests and grasslands. In 2014 it was designated as a national protected area. A fragile sandbar separates it from the ocean, which opens several times a year, both natural and artificially.
With a 7.200 hectare area, it is recognised nationally and internationally as important for conservation. It is a Ramsar site and a national protected area since 2010. This lagoon is also separated from the ocean by a fragile sandbar, which opens either naturally or artificially.
Declared a Refuge for Fauna by decree 266/1966, it will soon be designated as a national protected area. This lagoon is singular in that it is connected to the ocean by a canal, the Arroyo Valizas, which gives it a unique configuration and landscape among the Uruguayan lagoons.