Uruguay is sometimes called the "Switzerland of South America ". But not because you will find the highest mountains on the continent there. It is the economic and economic situation of this country that makes it comparable to the state of chocolates, watches and bankers. Uruguayans do live peacefully and prosperously. However, tourists will surely enjoy traveling in this country.
Uruguay offers high-quality service, a great selection of hotels and meat-based restaurants. The Uruguayan coast of Rio de la Plata delights with sandy beaches and pleasant views. The capital, Montevideo , intrigues with interesting architecture and a casual atmosphere, which you will find out by visiting numerous pubs. During the trip, you will also be able to learn about the local culture, art and history that will surprise you more than once.
What to see in Uruguay?
Start your visit to Uruguay from its capital, Montevideo . The city boasts a wonderful old town and numerous, very interesting monuments. Be sure to also go to Tacuarembo, which is the cradle of gaucho (cattle herders), but also tango (the singer - Carlos Gardela came from there). Also, visit Colonia del Sacramento , the old town of which is on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List.
Best beaches in Uruguay
The south coast of Uruguay includes the Rio de la Plata , a gigantic estuary made up of the mouths of two rivers - the Parana and Uruguay. Here, the most popular resorts include Colonia del Sacramento and Punta del Este . The beaches here are not as windy as those on the east Atlantic coast. There, Punta del Diablo deserves attention - the mecca of surfers.
If you want to party in Uruguay, head to the bigger cities. Most of all things happen in Montevideo . This is where you will find numerous pubs where you can not only enjoy drinks or local wine, but also listen to live music. And if you're already drinking wine, be sure to stop by Carmelo , which is surrounded by renowned vineyards.
Natural wonders in Uruguay
One of the most popular places among nature fans is undoubtedly Cabo Polonio . The national park located there protects a huge colony of sea lions inhabiting the local coast. Nature fans should also check out the Parque Nacional de Santa Teresa. There you can admire about 2 million trees - both exotic and typical for Uruguay.