Uruguay is another less visited destination perfect for the adventurous, Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style.
Things to know before visit Uruguay
Uruguay has moderate weather with mild winters as well as summers. The summer months are from December to March while July - September are the winter months. Spring and winter both can get quite cold with some amount of rain but the temperatures are above freezing levels.
The capital city of Uruguay, Montevideo is a great town with historical significance. You can visit the downtown where neoclassic buildings dot the area along side towering skyscraper. Also, go to the beach communities like Pocitos and Carretas to spend a relaxed day. Shop to your heart’s content for local handicrafts at La Feria Tristán Narvaja flea market.
One of the best beach resort towns in South America, Punta del Este, has been attracting the rich and the famous due to its glitzy nightlife, pristine beaches and modern amenities.
This historical town is renowned for its Historic Quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. History buffs will enjoy strolling through old colonial cobbled streets that are lined with museums, old monuments and churches, retelling the stories from the past. The river promenade and the antique Plaza de Toros make for great places to unwind and soak in the flavors of the place.
It offers a no frills attached but a relaxing experience. Enjoy old houses, cobbled streets and some water activities like fishing and boating in this quaint town. You could also indulge in some camping at the Playa Sere beach.
If you are looking for something more rustic and remote, head to Rocha coast. It has an old fishing village that is cut off from all modern luxuries. There is no electricity in this town and also no running water. All you can do is relax and unwind and enjoy surfing.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: Electricity is at 220-240 Volts. Usually, the Australian and Chinese two-pin type and three-pin type plugs can be used here.