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Rural Uruguay

Estancia Los Platanos

Los Platanos – an authentic estancia run by 6th generation

Estancia Los Platanos lies in a remote spot of the rolling sierras of central Uruguay on the border between the rural provinces …

Carillon in Cerro Colorado

The bell tower in the middle of nowhere

In deepest Uruguay lies a little town called Alejandro Gallinal. Though everyone calls the town Cerro Colorado or Red Hill and there’s no …

San Pedro de Timote in Florida - best places to visit in Uruguay

San Pedro de Timote – Uruguay’s most historic estancia

For the last two centuries, San Pedro de Timote was the pride of Uruguay – a country estate owned by the country’s …

Driving in the Uruguay countryside

Driving in the Uruguayan country is a real pleasure in part because there’s noone else on the road! Calculate a bit more …

Best things to do in Uruguay - visit the interior and Florida

Exploring the Uruguayan interior – Florida Part I

The province of Florida is just an hour’s from Montevideo, but you are already in what some call Uruguay profundo – “Deep Uruguay”. …

Lote 8 things to do near Punta del Este

Lote 8 – sumptuous boutique olive oil estate near Punta del Este

Uruguay has more acres planted with olive trees than grapes. However whilst Uruguayan wines are starting to get worldwide recognition, the country’s …

25 de agosto - uruguay countryside best things to do

The extraordinary murals of 25 de agosto

Leo Arti, a French artist, arrived in the sleepy town of 25 de agosto just an hour outside of Montevideo in 2006 …

Estancia El Ceibo - Uruguay

Estancia El Ceibo – deepest Uruguay with minimal travel

El Ceibo is a typical, South American sheep and cattle ranch set in farmland amid the gently rolling plains of Uruguay. The ranch …

Rural schools in Uruguay designed by Eladio Dieste

Those unmistakable rural schools in Uruguay

In the 1960s, a philanthropist and an engineer set about replacing “school shacks” in the poorest, most remote parts of Uruguay. They …

CampoTinto - where to stay in Carmelo Uruguay

Where to stay in Carmelo

So… after reading about the fabulous boutique wineries and the charms of The Uruguayan Tuscany, you’re ready to spend a few days …