URUGUAY DESTINATION GUIDE
Uruguay used to be considered South America’s best kept secret but things have changed although fortunately not too much. More people are now flocking there to enjoy the amazing beaches, fun nightlife, delicious food and quaint towns.
Uruguay is a small country situated between the two South American giants of Brazil and Argentina but that does not mean it should be overlooked. Before it was only Colonia, Montevideo and of course the world famous resort of Punta del Este that received the majority of the visitors but now people are travelling all over Uruguay. They are seeing for themselves what a fantastic holiday destination it is and discovering all it has to offer.
It is a tranquil country with friendly people who feel honoured to welcome their guests. For some it feels like stepping back in time with the relaxed pace of life. Montevideo is a modern city but with art deco and colonial architecture and a charming old town.
There is a wide range of experiences to be enjoyed here; the colonial cities steeped in history, the rolling plains, the endless beaches and the decadent nightlife. There is over 660 km of stunning and sometimes wild Atlantic coastline with huge dunes and lagoons. There are also miles of wide open countryside with roaming gauchos and colonial grandeur architecture.
As it is a relatively small country travelling is easy, the distances between attractions are quite short - especially for this continent. You can visit quaint seaside villages, enjoy beach life, wine taste, horse ride, bird watch and hike amongst many others.
Uruguay may be considered somewhat off the beaten track but with the hospitable people and the high standard of living to be found there it makes a great place for a vacation and a delightful place to visit. The Uruguayans are justifiably very proud of their country and consider it to be a treasure worth discovering. Most visitors find the rustic feel of Uruguay captivating and makes them want to return time and time again.