Tonier travelers may have heard of its Punta del Este beach resort, but Argentina's small neighbor also offers gauchos, ranches, lovely colonial towns like Colonia del Sacramento, and dynamic capital Montevideo.

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Uruguay's bohemian beach towns

LibertinusMany visitors to this country get no farther from capital Montevideo than the fancy nearby resorts of Punta del Este and José Ignacio. But up the Atlantic coast toward the border with Brazil lie a string of smaller beach towns wild some of Uruguay's wilder and more bohemian charms, such as Punta del Diablo. The US news website The Week clues us in here. 

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Uruguay's sweet little vintage gem: Colonia del Sacramento

The last time I visited Buenos Aires, one of the most memorable days of the trip, was spent, ironically enough, in Uruguay. A comfy, Buquebus high-speed ferry ride away across the wide, murky Río Plata (one to three hours, depending on the ship, as well as a 2½-hour drive from Uruguay’s capital Montevideo) lies a small city that's home to the loveliest Spanish colonial old town in South America’s Southern Cone (and one of the most fetching on the entire continent, well deserving of its UNESCO…

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Uruguay guest ranches cited in 'Romantic Valentine's Day Activities In/Near 26 Iberia Destinations'

Sure, going out for an intimate dinner à deux is pretty much everyone's default on this day for lovers. But to make Valentine's Day extra special, seek out an experience that will make it truly memorable for years to come. High and low, on land and water, laid-back and high-adrenaline; simple and elaborate; cheap and pricey - there's something here for every couple! read post

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The exceptional ecotourism of Rocha

Two hours' drive east from Montevideo and a little over an hour from Punta del Este lies a stretch of coast some 180 kilometres (112 miles) long that's been the secret of a few in-the-know Uruguayans and fewer neighboring Argentines, and even fewer other foreign visitors - with wild sand dunes, little villages, sea-lion colonies, whale watching (October and November), and unspoilt white-sand beaches such as Punta del Diablo, Cabo Polonia, Santa Teresa (top), and La Paloma. But my subject today…

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  • Quebec-based is Tripatini's kind of information site: a mix of destinations, travel-industry information, and more which all combines to give travelers a great perspective on the world and how to experience it. And their recent look at the tourism menu in Uruguay is a good example.
  • Tourism in Uruguay is thriving like never before, with visitor numbers expected to jump by 10 percent this summer, and hotspots like Punta del Este booming not just during the summertime high season but year round, thanks to wealthy Argentines and Brazilians:
    Uruguay expects 10% increase in international tourist arrivals this summer
    Uruguay's deputy tourism minister said that based on current trends the number of international tourist arrivals during the current summer season, wh…
  • Hello, one of our fellow Tripatini members would like to know if anyone can recommend accommodations in Punta del Este. If you can help please answer by clicking on this link to Ask A Travel Pro. Gracias!

  • We're so looking forward to our time in Uruguay in May. Please drop us a line if you live or are travelling there and want to connect
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  • I recently went to Montevideo, exploring it as a potential future home (for now, it's Medellin, Colombia). I'd been to Uruguay before, but never bothered with the capital, because the truth be told, it's the city where most Uruguayans live, not play. It struck me as a sort of mini Buenos Aires, but with much less to offer for tourists. That could change, however, as there's an ongoing effort to spruce-up the vast old old city, For more about Montevideo, I wrote an article about it here.
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