Why go to Uruguay? Great riches in a small country!

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Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America and yet the latter has many riches for us to discover. On the northern border of Brazil and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay enjoys a superb coastline of dunes and beaches. Here, calm is the order of the day. It was called "the Switzerland of the Americas". Why go to Uruguay? Take advantage of the country's luxury seaside resorts on the cheap! A stay in a hotel in Uruguay by the sea will offer you an unexpected opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable trip.

Why go to Uruguay? Discover Montevideo, its incredible capital

An exceptional city where life is good with its nostalgic atmosphere, its vintage cars (amateurs will appreciate) and its musical entertainment. It is said to be one of the safest cities in the world. It is also the largest in Latin America. Its beaches are exceptional, they will make your trip a unique and heavenly memory: meet in Buceo, Pocitos, Carrasco, Playa Verde, Playa de los Ingleses… Its monuments are remarkable and unmissable including the tallest skyscraper in the country, the Antel tower: vertiginous .

The Salvo Palace in Montevideo

A natural and inexpensive stay

Uruguay is still an unknown country, and yet lovers of natural landscapes will find a preserved environment conducive to getting away from it all, hiking and other outdoor activities. Life is not very expensive, which will allow you to enjoy your stay reasonably and to take advantage of all the treasures that this country has in store for you. Its thermal springs inland, its soothing hills and coasts bordered by migrating whales. Do not miss the dunes of Cabo Polonio: a breathtaking natural landscape!

An incredible natural heritage ...

Pratical information

  • tourist Office : visit the official website for tourism in Uruguay.
  • Health and vaccines : vaccination is not compulsory to enter the country. However, some vaccines are strongly recommended, including: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid and tetanus. If you are a real globetrotter and you plan to visit another South American country or a country in Africa before arriving in Uruguay, you will be asked to be vaccinated against yellow fever.
  • Language : the official language is Spanish.
  • Currency : The national currency of Uruguay is the Peso Urugayo (UYU).
  • Transports

    I will surrender in Uruguay: it takes a good twenty hours of flight between Paris and Uruguay, including a stopover in Europe and one in Argentina or Brazil.

    Enjoy in Uruguay: to move around the country, you will have the choice, according to your desires and your means, between buses, known to be comfortable and fast, hitchhiking, plane, and car (car rental). Trains have disappeared from the country in favor of coach companies.

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