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Colonia del Sacramento

Uruguay travel guides

Uruguay is a manageable size compared to its giant neighbours, Argentina and Brazil. A well-planned trip to the country can include the white-sand beaches at Punta del Este, the UNESCO-protected colonial town of Colonia del Sacramento, as well as an eclectic mix of activities such as horse riding, wine tasting and sampling the region’s excellent steak.

Our travel guides for Uruguay are intended to help you make informed choices about your holiday. Read our specialist’s recommendations for this small but obliging South American country, and tailor your itinerary to ensure experience all the country has to offer.

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Ideas for how to explore Uruguay

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Uruguay. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • What to do in Uruguay: Highlights of lesser-known South America
    Montevideo, Uruguay

    What to do in Uruguay: Highlights of lesser-known South America

    What to do in Uruguay: Highlights of lesser-known South America

    Specialist Fiona describes places to visit in Uruguay, a little-known corner of South America. She explains how it can be easily combined with a visit to Argentina, and how she fell for its art scene, beaches and estancia life.

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