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Stories and Tips Uruguay

Beaches and Popular Places North of Punta del Este

Written by Robert Raymond Ingledew on 20 Jan, 2007

There are a number of nice places north of Punta del Este: Barra de Maldonado, José Ignacio, La Paloma, Punta Diablo, and up to the international border with Brazil at Chuy. The first two destintions, BARRA DE MALDONADO and the JOSE IGNACIO LIGHTHOUSE area, are…Read More


A Day Tour to Colonia

Written by SeenThat on 17 Nov, 2005

The Portuguese, who needed a port along the Rio de la Plata, founded Colonia in 1680. Nowadays it is an essential stop to everyone visiting Uruguay. The capture of the city in 1762 by the Spaniards lead to its hybrid look: the streets are not…Read More


A Day Tour to Punta del Este

Written by SeenThat on 17 Nov, 2005

Punta del Este is just a couple of hours by bus to the east of Montevideo. Its name means Eastern Point and hints to the main characteristic of the town, which is built on a short peninsula placed at the exact point of the meeting…Read More


A Walk Through Montevideo

Written by SeenThat on 05 Nov, 2005

Due to decentralization efforts in the late nineteenth century, Montevideo’s sights are spread around; yet the tour is worth the effort, since many of them are extraordinary, and not only in the South American context. However, the downtown area can be explored by…Read More


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Colonia del Sacramento

Written by SeenThat on 08 Sep, 2005

Colonia was founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, who needed a port along the Rio de la Plata. The capture of the city in 1762 by the Spaniards lead to its hybrid look: the streets are not arranged in the typical grid of most cities…Read More


Paysandu

Written by SeenThat on 08 Sep, 2005

Paysandu is the country’s second-largest city and a good place to sample the Uruguayan Littoral. A few days in this relaxed town will ensure a proper recover after a long trip: quiet beaches, good food, and easygoing people are the answer to most problems. The…Read More


Melo

Written by SeenThat on 08 Sep, 2005

About 400km northeast from Montevideo, Melo is at the centre of the long border between Uruguay and Brazil, and thus it gained its name as a transport hub for the interior. Before crossing there through the Rivera, Acegua, or Rio Branco passes, you most probably…Read More


Chuy Chui

Written by SeenThat on 08 Sep, 2005

Chuy, or Chui as it is named on its Brazilian side, is the perfect example of a friendly border. The border between the countries passes through the middle of an avenue. The Uruguayan side is called Avenida Brasil and the other one is expectedly called…Read More


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Four Seasons Resort - Carmelo

Written by hajecj on 25 Oct, 2004

This is a bit of a departure for the Four Seasons, since it was originally built as an independent resort, and the Four Seasons only recently took it over. The resort design is Polynesian, which seems strange in the woods of South America, but…Read More


The hydrofoils

Written by Todd W. on 26 Oct, 2000

The hyfrofoils leave from downtown Buenos Aires regularly (south of the main train station - it's not a pleasant walk across several major roads with manic B.A. drivers), taking about 45 minutes each way. They're pretty swank, with duty-free shopping (which is nevertheless very expensive),…Read More


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