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Discover 8 of the best Montevideo beaches 

Wondering what beaches in Montevideo to hang out at on your city break in Uruguay? Prepare for your trip to this under-the-radar South American hot spot with our guide to no less than 9 of them! The summer months attract visitors from around the world, many seeking out some of Uruguay’s best beaches along the …

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Discover the best things to do in Montevideo, Uruguay

Are you planning a city break in Montevideo, Uruguay? A different kind of capital city awaits you. Spend a few days strolling the promenade, browsing flea markets and exploring the iconic architecture. You can even bask on the beach. And it’s a great trip to do from Buenos Aires too. Read on to discover the …

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Fray Bentos | When a meat processing plant becomes a tourist attraction

Say the words Fray Bentos to us Brits and our mind’s eye fills with images of tinned pies. We get all nostalgic over mouth watering memories of meat pies packaged and baked in flat blue tins. The oddly fabulous pastry top had a slightly soggy underside which was arguably the best part. So to us, …

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The South American obsession with Yerba Mate

A Uruguayan family arrive to watch the sunsetting over the river in Montevideo, the father clutching a flask under his arm. In one hand he holds a bag of something we don’t recognise; in the other, an odd shaped cup. As his wife and teenage children arrange deck chairs on the grassy, beachside knoll, he …

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Driving in Uruguay: a gentle introduction to South American roads

Driving in Uruguay is easy. Simple as that. Drivers are calm, patient and so well mannered. I don’t think we ever heard a car horn and certainly no road rage of any description. Driving in Uruguay is a relaxed and orderly affair so there should be nothing to put you off a road trip here. …

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Off the beaten track in Uruguay’s interior

So you want to explore the countryside? Getting off the beaten track in Uruguay is easy! And we can’t recommend it highly enough. Most visitors to Uruguay stick to the gringo trail along the Atlantic coastline. We did that too and it’s not difficult to see why most people travel the coast road. But searching …

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Uruguay travel itinerary – beaches & the gringo trail

East of Montevideo, the Atlantic coast plays host to lagoons, sandy beaches, marshes and lakes. The people are gentle and warm, the beef melts in the mouth and the waves are wild. In summer, tourists flock to the beaches to bask in glorious sunshine, surf in the ocean and dine at giant, sizzling barbecues. This …

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