Uruguay is a very nice country, usually visited from Argentina. Learn more about this country in South America:
Which are the most important destinations to visit in Uruguay?
Well, Uruguay is small country, but there are at least three destinations that are very interesting for the international tourist. Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is an important city in the Bay of Montevideo. It is located around the Plaza de la Independencia, where there was once a Spanish citadel. The square connects to the Old City, with art deco buildings, colonial houses, and iconic landmarks such as the towering Palacio Salvo and the neoclassical Solís Theater. The old Mercado del Puerto is full of restaurants to taste meat. Another great place to be visited, is Colonia de Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage. Colonia del Sacramento is a city located on the other side of the Río de la Plata from Buenos Aires. It is known for its Historic Quarter with cobblestone streets surrounded by buildings dating from the time it was a Portuguese settlement. Above the historic district is the 19th century Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, with panoramic views of the river. Nearby, is the Portón de Campo, which corresponds to the remains of the old city walls. Finally, Punta del Este is a highlight in Uruguay. Punta del Este is a beach resort located on a narrow peninsula in the southeast of Uruguay. The popular Brava beach is known for its strong waves and for "La mano", a giant 5-finger sculpture. On the west coast, Mansa Beach has calm and shallow waters. In Plaza Artigas, near the exclusive shops of Avenida Gorlero, local handicrafts are sold. The 19th-century lighthouse at the southern tip of the peninsula has an observation deck
How I get around when I arrive to Uruguay?
Well, the main destinations are close located, so usually you go by bus from Colonia to Montevideo, or from Montevideo to Punta del Este. Of course, arrival from Argentina is usually from Buenos AIres, by ferry to Colonia or Montevideo, or flying from Buenos Aires to the local airports in Montevideo or Punta del Este.
What`s the best time to visit Uruguay?
Well, no problem with the weather. All the year is fantastic to visit Uruguay. Of course, if you´re looking to enjoy the beaches in Punta del Este best season is the summer, that goes from December to March.
Is it safe to travel to Uruguay?
Yes, definitely yes. Of course, in big cities like Montevideo, you have take some precautions, as usual: don`t go alone at night, don`t venture into less desirable areas, don`t flash money, jewelry, watches, cameras… The normal precautions. But the country is one of the safest in the region.
Which documents do I need to enter to Argentina
Well… passport, and you have to check if VISA is required or not. For US Travellers, and most european countries, visa is not required. Check with your local embassy to see if you need visa to enter to Uruguay.