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Playa Ramirez by Kumsval

Not just great culture. Montevideo has 10 fine beaches

Montevideo is a charming city, especially if you have spent time in hectic Buenos Aires. It’s calmer, more laid back, and locals …

Punta del Diablo, Playa de los Pescadores by Marc Veraart

Punta del Diablo – where hippie meets hip

Punta del Diablo has become Uruguay’s most popular beach destination after Punta del Este, though the vibe is completely different. Just forty …

Bar Bacacay by Jimmy Baikovicius

Where is the best place to stay in Montevideo?

Where should I stay in Montevideo? I am often asked where is the best place to stay in Montevideo. Of course this …

Whales in Punta del Este by Remco Douma

Whale-watching in eastern Uruguay

You don’t need to hire a boat or go on an expensive trip to watch whales in Uruguay. Between June and November …

The Eagle in Atlantida by Joaquin I

Atlántida – wide sandy beaches 30 miles from Montevideo

Atlántida is a quiet, sleepy resort town, 30 minutes drive from Montevideo. Even at the height of high season, when Atlantida is comparatively busy, …

Where to watch the sunset in Montevideo – and get great fish and chips too

7pm on a summer’s evening. The sun will be going down in under an hour. Where’s the best spot to kick back …

Punta del Este, La Mansa by Gabriel Millos

Should I visit Punta del Este?

Punta del Este, Uruguay, has two long beaches – the Brava and the Mansa – lined with high rises. It’s the centre of …

A day by the sea? Piriapolis and Punta Colorada

Piriapolis is a small beach resort mainly frequented by Uruguayans, just over an hour’s drive from Montevideo. It has a long promenade and …