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Best time to visit Uruguay

From balmy summer scorchers to days upon days of grey, overcast skies and howling ocean winds, Uruguay is a destination of 4 seasons. Squished between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay’s weather is pretty temperate. Neither tropical nor arctic, there’s no extreme weather, making it a great year round destination. While there’s plenty to see throughout the …

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The Best Day Trips from Buenos Aires and Adventurous Onward Travel

Buenos Aires is a fabulous city with more than enough to fill even the longest of vacations. But right on the doorstep, there’s so much more to explore.  Within an hour or two, you can live the gaucho dream, cruise the tropical waterways of the Tigre Delta or visit Uruguay – another country altogether. We’ve …

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Candombe in Montevideo & Buenos Aires | African rhythms

If you wander around Buenos Aires or Montevideo on any given Sunday evening, you’re never far from the sound of beating drums.  Montevideo holds the world’s longest carnival and for 40 days, the sound of the candombe is ever present. In some neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, small candombe gatherings spring up like flash mobs. As …

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A photo journal of Playa de Los Pescadores | Punta del Diablo

If we ever return to Punta del Diablo, we’ll make sure to enjoy another beach side supper on Playa de Los Pescadores. Most days, the town’s residents and those visitors in the know make their way here to greet the returning traditional fishing boats. Whilst tourists now flock here by the coach load, especially during …

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Our 6 favourite places to visit in Uruguay

We didn’t mean to spend so much time in Uruguay. Our intention was to disembark from a cargo ship with our camper van and promptly drive to Argentina to begin our South American adventure. Uruguay just doesn’t get the same coverage as its giant neighbours. It doesn’t have the dramatic landscapes of the high Andes, …

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Turtle conservation in Uruguay | And how we can all help

With climate change, pollution, over fishing and off shore drilling, the long term survival of sea turtles hangs in the balance.  In La Coronilla, a small Uruguayan village with a tiny population, efforts to help save one of the ocean’s most loveable creatures are underway. It’s late afternoon. The sky is grey and overcast. The …

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How to get to Cabo Polonio | Uruguay’s iconic off-grid village

So you’ve decided you want to check out Uruguay’s increasingly popular, quirky, off grid village. Great decision but do you know how to get to Cabo Polonio?  Most visitors take the massive 4×4 trucks through the national park’s sand dunes but there’s a fabulous alternative. Read on for the full details including tips on when …

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Punta del Diablo Uruguay | A beach lover’s guide

Punta del Diablo Uruguay is so named because the very rock we’re now parked upon resembles the Devil’s trident. Even squinting we can’t see the resemblance. Punta del Diablo came from humble beginnings. Once a sleepy fishing village, it’s now a summertime magnet for surfers and beach lovers after Lonely Planet named it as one …

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Uruguay travel guide

South America’s 2nd smallest country, Uruguay is dwarfed by its massive neighbours, Argentina and Brazil. Yet this proud nation is calm, and quietly self assured. Uruguay is perhaps the most progressive, economically stable and social orientated of all South American nations. Travelling in Uruguay is nothing but a joy. Excellent accommodation options, great restaurants, a …

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A short guide to Colonia del Sacramento

On the shores of Río de la Plata, one of Uruguay’s oldest towns, Colonia del Sacramento is a major draw for those wanting to escape Buenos Aires for a while. A short ferry ride across the river (you can see the Buenos Aires skyline from Colonia), day trippers flock to the historic quarter. Due to …

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A remarkable story of survival | Andes plane crash

We find visiting museums a little hit and miss. Most of the time they fail to pique our interest. Falling short of bringing the past to life in our mind’s eye, we don’t often recommend a visit. So when friends suggested we visit the Andes 1972 Museum in Montevideo, we hesitated. As chance would have …

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Best hotels in Montevideo to suit all budgets

Are you looking for the best places to stay in Montevideo, Uruguay? Here’s a list of the top hotels in Montevideo so the only thing you have to worry about is finding the right one for your travel style and budget. Montevideo tempts those who love historic cities. Old and new architecture somehow fit alongside …

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