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10 Best Places to Visit in Uruguay

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Uruguay Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit

Planning to visit Uruguay? Check out our Uruguay Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Uruguay.

Top Places to visit in Uruguay:
Plaza Independencia, Casapueblo, Pocitos, Mano de Punta del Este, Solis Theatre, Palacio Taranco, Isla de Lobos, Estadio Centenario, Juan Manuel Blanes Museum, Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral, Río Negro, Museo del Hombre y la Tecnología, Punta Brava Lighthouse, Estadio Gran Parque Central, Estévez Palace

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10 Things NOT To Do in Uruguay

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What’s not to love about Uruguay? The nation is not only home to an inviting cultural heritage and diverse natural beauty, but it’s routinely praised as South America’s least corrupt and most democratic nation. However, it's always good to remember these 10 Things NOT to do in Uruguay to avoid troubles.

1. Don’t Stay on the Beaches
There’s nothing wrong with spending a few days lounging and enjoying the scenery, but you’ll be remiss if you don’t take the opportunity to travel inland and enjoy all the cultural and natural beauty of the country. It’s absolutely worth exploring.


2. Don’t Drop Your Guard in Montevideo
While the capital city isn’t more dangerous than any other major city throughout the world, it still has its share of crime. When you’re in tourist-heavy locations, it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for pickpockets and small time criminals.


3. Don’t Park Anywhere
Urban areas in Uruguay are known for car break-ins, so it’s best not to leave your rental car unattended on the street. Montevideo has several pay parking options that will provide for the safety of your vehicle throughout your stay.


4. Don’t Be Put Off By the Hello Kiss
Don’t be surprised if you meet someone and find them leaning in to kiss you on the cheek. Men and women alike will greet you in this way, so it’s best just to go with it.


5. Don’t Shop at the Same Store Over and Over
The prices of goods can vary from place to place in Uruguay, so try to explore the area and visit a series of different shops. You might find that some shops have better prices on various items.


6. Don’t Just Wander Into the Ocean
In the Beaches, lifeguard towers often have flags hanging outside. A red flag indicates the most dangerous conditions and means you should probably stick to sunning yourself rather than taking a dip.


7. Don’t Give Money to Street Kids in Montevideo
They might look friendly and charming, but if you hand over a few bucks, you could be feeding addiction. One of the hardest hit segments of the population are young kids who beg on the street to get cash for their next fix.


8. Don’t Go Without Learning Some Spanish
It’s best to learn a few phrases of Spanish to get through most interactions. Most people in Uruguay will be very patient with you, so don’t be nervous about trying the language even if you’re not fluent.


9. Don’t Go at Any Time of the Year
As gorgeous as it is, Uruguay is also home to its fair share of natural disasters, as well. Be sure to watch the weather before you go, and in the event of an emergency, just pay attention to the local authorities.


10. Don’t Leave Home Without Some Cash
The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan peso. The value of 30 pesos is about one American dollar. As a result, most places love doing business with the dollar, and you can often negotiate the price of certain goods.

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Best Places to Visit in Uruguay

Best Places to Visit in Uruguay
Bordered by Argentina and Brazil, the tiny country of Uruguay is often overlooked by those heading to its bigger neighbors. Uruguay is a country you cannot afford to skip from your Latin America itinerary. It has so much to offer, whether it’s surfing beaches, good wine, stunning scenery, delicious steaks and of course marijuana.

Cross its borders and the reward will be endless delights, from glamorous coastline to ranch-peppered interiors where wild lands, gaucho culture, and local folklore lives on. It was one of the first on the continent to allow gay marriages, legalise abortions in 2012 and established a welfare state in 1903.
And of course, the marijuana which it’s so famous for since December 2013, Uruguay legalised the cultivation, sale, and consumption of marijuana for recreational use.
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1.Montevideo
2.Colonia del Sacramento
3.Salto del Penitente
4.Pan de Azúcar
5.Punta del Diablo
6.Punta del Este
7.Laguna Garzon
8.Cabo Polono
9.Carmelo
10.Piriapolis
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5 budget friendly things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay (Travel Video Blog 047)

With these 5 budget friendly things to do in Montevideo you are able to see the main sights of the capital of Uruguay on the cheap.
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As it is a really relaxed city you should take it easy and enjoy the tranquility as best as possible!

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1) Ciudad Vieja
In the video I mentioned a free tour which takes place every friday to discover the old town. Anyway you can also do it on your own! The tourism office next to the town hall provides free maps with all POI and all sights are in walking distance close to each other.

2) City from above
At the tourism office you’re also able to get a free ticket for the terrace at the top of the town hall. Take the elevator and enjoy a great view over Montevideo!

3) Discover the architecture on a walk
You can find an interesting mix of architectural styles in Montevideo – discover them by walking around the innercity, where you’ll also stumble upon nice pieces of Streetart.

4) La Rambla de Montevideo
One of the best things about this city is the promenade along the river. You can find some nice spots along the 22km long “Rambla” to relax or for doing some workout.5

5) Chivito
Food should alway be part of a travel experience. Apart from BBQ/Asado like in the other countries around you can find a sandwich called “Chivito” – it’s the Deal in Uruguay and -of course- it comes with meat ;)


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Top 10 Latin American Countries to Visit

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Paraguay Tourist Attractions: 15 Top Places to Visit

Planning to visit Paraguay? Check out our Paraguay Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Paraguay.

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Las Cataratas, Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional, La Santisima Trinidad de Parana, Ruinas jesuiticas de Jesus de Tavarangue, Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, Government Palace, Museo del Barro, Saltos del Monday, San Jose Beach, Panteon Nacional de los Heroes, Casa de la Independencia, Costanera de Asuncion, Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, Museo del Cabildo

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Uzbekistan Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit

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Top 10 Things to Do in Argentina

This list of top 10 things to do in Argentina shows you the highlights of the country based on my own experience of 4 months traveling from north to south.
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Argentina is the second largest country of South America and in matters of the diversity very close to it’s western neighbour – therefore Backpacking in Chile and Argentina are easy to combine!

From the impressive Iguazu Falls in the north over to South Americas party town in the center, the big lake region with green forests surrounding Bariloche and the stunning mountain ranges as well as glaciers in Patagonia to the Land of Fire in the south you’re able to enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and cultural experiences.

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1. Fitz Roy & Cerro Torre in El Chalten (0:35)
2. Tierra del Fuego & Beagle channel, Ushuaia (0:56)
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4. Lake region in Bariloche (1:43)
5. Iguazu Falls near Puerto Iguazu (2:07)
6. Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate (2:29)
7. Buenos Aires (2:51)
8. Valles Calchaquíes & Salta (3:17)
9. Wine in Mendoza (3:37)
10. El Bolsón and the Rio Negro Region (3:35)

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Montevideo, Uruguay - Top Things To Do Including Ciudad Viejo

Welcome to Montevideo, Uruguay! We take you on a guided tour of Montevideo and let you know exactly which sites to see and which ones to skip. In the video you'll see which dessert shop in Pocitos to visit, as well as which areas to take a driving tour through in Montevideo. Once you've watched the video, head to to get our complete list of the top 10 things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Top 10 Best Latin American Countries to Live in

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Uruguay , officially the República Oriental del Uruguay (Eastern Republic of Uruguay), is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.

Uruguay remained largely uninhabited until the establishment of Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country, by the Portuguese in 1680. Montevideo was founded as a military stronghold by the Spanish in the early 18th century, signifying the competing claims over the region. Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics until the late 20th century. Modern Uruguay is a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.

Uruguay is ranked first in Latin America in democracy, peace, lack of corruption, quality of living, e-Government, and equally first in South America when it comes to press freedom, size of the middle class, prosperity and security. On a per capita basis, Uruguay contributes more troops to United Nations peacekeeping missions than any other country. It ranks second in the region on economic freedom, income equality, per capita income and inflows of FDI. Uruguay is the third best country on the continent in terms of HDI, GDP growth, innovation and infrastructure. It's regarded as a high income country (top group) by the UN, the only one in Latin America alongside Chile. Uruguay is also the 3rd best ranked in the world in e-Participation. Uruguay is an important global exporter of combed wool, rice, soybeans, frozen beef, malt and milk.

The Economist named Uruguay country of the year in 2013 acknowledging the innovative policy of legalizing production, sale and consumption of cannabis. Same-sex marriage and abortion are also legal, leading Uruguay to be regarded as one of the most liberal nations in the world, and one of the most socially developed, outstanding regionally and excelling globally on personal rights, tolerance and inclusion issues.

The Portuguese discovered the region of present-day Uruguay in 1512. The Spanish arrived in present-day Uruguay in 1516. The indigenous peoples' fierce resistance to conquest, combined with the absence of gold and silver, limited their settlement in the region during the 16th and 17th centuries. Uruguay then became a zone of contention between the Spanish and the Portuguese empires. In 1603 the Spanish began to introduce cattle, which became a source of wealth in the region. The first permanent Spanish settlement was founded in 1624 at Soriano on the Río Negro. In 1669–71 the Portuguese built a fort at Colonia del Sacramento. Spanish colonization increased as Spain sought to limit Portugal's expansion of Brazil's frontiers.

Montevideo was founded by the Spanish in the early 18th century as a military stronghold in the country. Its natural harbor soon developed into a commercial area competing with Río de la Plata's capital, Buenos Aires. Uruguay's early 19th century history was shaped by ongoing fights for dominance in the Platine region, between British, Spanish, Portuguese and other colonial forces. In 1806 and 1807, the British army attempted to seize Buenos Aires and Montevideo as part of the Napoleonic Wars. Montevideo was occupied by a British force from February to September 1807.

In 1811, José Gervasio Artigas, who became Uruguay's national hero, launched a successful revolution against the Spanish authorities, defeating them on 18 May at the Battle of Las Piedras.

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Planning your trip to Montevideo, Uruguay? Check out these quick tips on how to get there by flying or taking the Buquebus ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo. We'll show you our experience and how we got there! Once you arrive in the city, head to the Hilton Garden Inn Montevideo for an amazing place to stay with cozy rooms, delicious breakfast, easy access to the mall, and much more.

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Uruguay Travel Video HD -- Uruguay's Cities, Countryside and Beaches

Casual, handheld footage from our June vacation to beautiful, natural Uruguay! Shot on Canon T3i. Locations include: Montevideo, Colonia, Punta Del Este, Minas, Canalones, San Ramon, Maldonado, La Paloma, Punta Del Diablo, Pirapolis and Rocha.



Uruguay is a welcoming country that offers a peaceful, genuinely laid-back culture that is notably distant from the world's current conflicts and troubles. Uruguayans are an inclusive, conversational and happy people. We were delighted that Montevideo, Uruguay's capital city boasts a relaxed atmosphere, is affordable and also has a thriving artistic community. With bountiful natural resources and a high quality of life, it's no wonder this country is also a popular destination for expatriates and digital nomads.

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