Highlights of Uruguay

I arrived in Uruguay from Buenos Aires, after an hour long lovely ferry ride which took me across the Rio de la Plata, to Colonia del Sacramento, a beautiful colonial town of Portuguese origins which is definitely among the places to visit in Uruguay. I spent two full days there, just relaxing in the lovely city, enjoying its tiny alleys and colonial houses as well as the vintage cars.

I then went to Punta del Diablo, a small fishermen village which has one of the best beaches in Uruguay and where I fully recharged my batteries for four days. I laid in the sun, read a lot, swam, befriended the local dogs, ate lovely food and most of all relaxed.

My final stop was Montevideo, the vibrant capital of Uruguay. There, I walked around town and did one of the best things to do in Montevideo: took a stroll on the Rambla.

I loved Uruguay through and through: its people, its lifestyle, its culture. I wish to go back again!

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  • Pola (Jetting Around)
    2 June 2015 at 20:15

    Uruguay is the first South American country I visited and still one of my favorites! I remember the lighthouse in Montevideo – biked there on la Rambla. 🙂

    • Claudia Tavani
      2 June 2015 at 20:17

      That’s funny that it was your first country in South America. Most people completely (and wrongly) ignore it! I loved it though…

  • Peter
    21 August 2017 at 3:13

    Uruguay was during the 40s the country of choice of many Europeans who wanted live with their families in a safe country. Now 70 years later it still is the same country but stayed behind in their development, while the nations that were destroyed during the war caught on and are now leading in their lifestyle. However the charm of yesteryear, and old traditions being kept, family live still playing an important part, all these are assets that have attracted new immigrants, with money to spend and with an ambition to find peace and serenity in a small country with all the benefits of a progressive social state without being too political.

    • Claudia Tavani
      21 August 2017 at 8:07

      Mine is the perspective of a traveler who’s spent way too little time in the country. My ex is from Uruguay, he’s the grandson of an Italian who fled the country before the Great War, in order to avoid being drafted in the army. He says the same things you say – that Uruguay is not well developed. I had expectations of an incredibly poor, undeveloped and somehow dirty country when I went. Instead, I found a clean, peaceful and green place. I loved it.


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