Although it is the smallest country in South America, Uruguay is a dream spot for visitors with its magnificent environment and appealing culture. Wild nature and endless coastline, the country will captivate you upon first glance.
Relatively unknown to tourists, it bestows rather unusual authenticity and tranquillity, which you can take in strolling along the beaches of Uruguay's Riviera, to quote an example, Aguas Dulces.
This Eden-like area, far from popular beach resorts, enchants with its easy living, finished off with its captivating Latin-American charm. It injects a hint of frivolity and frenzy to the country's large beach resorts such as Colonia to the west or Piriapolis to the east. Both Piriapolis and its neighbor, Punta del Este, offer this Uruguayan charm with their great white sand beaches where you can truly take in the fundamental meaning of "pleasure".
Known as the Latin Saint-Tropez, Punta Del Este is a tourist area abundant with activities, hotel complexes as well as hidden beaches. Come and enjoy a restful beach slumber.
These capital villages are separated by a whole different world: Montevideo. Unmissable on both a cultural and human level, this Baroque city, boasting multiple European influences, can be discovered via the intimate stalls or the frenzy of the marketplace.
Starting from Plaza Independencia, upon the discovery of the city, to Cabildo, the oldest building in the city, passing by Mausoleo de Artigas, statue of the national hero, Montevideo is sure to win over Latin culture enthusiasts. It is also possible to head to the old quarter and see a tango performance. A must – watch a football match and move to the sounds of supporters singing in the El Centenario stadium.