Cattle ranches, big open skies, vineyards, olive groves, sleepy cobble-street towns and an immaculate coastline – diminutive Uruguay exudes charm and character.
The Uruguayans are famously laidback – yet also among South America’s warmest hosts. Explore the pretty Portuguese village of Colonia del Sacramento, the crumbling old town and bustling port of Montevideo and the hippie-chic fishing villages of Jose Ignacio, La Pedrera and Cabo Polonio. Those who like to put themselves as far off the beaten track as possible can head for the rarely-visited interior for a taste of local estancia life, tumbleweed towns and gaucho rodeos.
- Capital Montevideo
- Language Spanish
- Time Difference GMT -3
- Currency Uruguayan Peso (though USD widely accepted)
- Read Tree of Red Stars by Tessa Bidal
- Listen To Candombe
- Eat Chivitos
- Drink Yerba Mate (The ubiquitous