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With centuries-old colonial towns, picturesque beaches, a lively cultural scene, diverse wildlife and rolling countryside, Uruguay is a small country with plenty to offer. Colonized by the Portuguese and Spanish, the country possesses a distinct European heritage while remaining proud of its South American roots.
Getting around Uruguay is made easy by a large intercity bus network, which covers most of the places that you’ll want to visit, though renting a car and taking road trips is also an option in this compact country.
Start in the capital, Montevideo, a city built on the shores of the Rio de la Plata (River Plate). Admire the grand 18th- and 19th-century colonial architecture of the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town). Stroll along the waterfront promenade, lined with public parks and exclusive neighborhoods. Be part of one of the world’s longest carnival celebrations beginning in late January and ending in early March. Tour the bodegas of the nearby Canelones wine region.
Travel along the west coast to Uruguay’s oldest settlement, Colonia del Sacramento. Explore museums set in pastel-colored houses and wander cobblestone streets, which have changed little since the 1700s. Take time out in the tranquil riverside town of Carmelo then head north to Tacuarembo to experience gaucho (cowboy) culture at its finest.
Make a move for Uruguay’s many miles of beaches in the hot summertime. Punta del Este offers watersports and nightlife, while celebrities frequent Jose Ignacio. In the Rocha province you’ll find La Paloma and Punta del Diablo, beach towns favored by bohemians, backpackers and surfers.
For wildlife and nature lovers, there is plenty to see. Ride on horseback through the Quebrada de los Cuervos (Gorge of the Crows). Spot rare and native birds at natural reserves such as the Santa Teresa National Park. Visit the Atlantic coast from July through October for the chance to spot migrating southern right whales.
Uruguay is known as being one of the safest South American countries and its warm-temperate climate makes it pleasant to visit at any time of the year.
Easy walking distance to historic and gastronomic sites we wished to visit.
The staff are truly exceptional - what a great team!
Very nice located in front of the beach Will need some refurbish in the rooms soon, capets are old
The room was stylish, clean and comfortable. From my oceanview room, I could see the sunset. It’s close to the shopping mall, and there are not too many but enough nice restaurants in walking distance. The roof top pool was also really nice. It was too cold to swim though even it was hot out.
Amazing hotel with wonderful staff. Countless small touches that only a high caliber hotel knows how to do. Very family friendly with delicious breakfast.
View of the lake. Exceptional staff. Tea and coffee in the room.