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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 …

Use plenty of sunscreen

Sunburned in Uruguay – or how not to ruin your holiday

I have just said goodbye to another guest who has had the next few days of his holiday ruined thanks to a …

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 …

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, …

Full Sailing Centre, Montevideo

Sailing lessons, boat & windsurf rental in Montevideo

Full Sailing is Montevideo’s only sailing centre to offer classes and boat rentals to anyone – with or without experience, and without a …

"Gay" signage in Montevideo main high street by Rabble

Uruguay – most gay friendly country in South America

In late 2014, Montevideo launched its first gay-friendly advertising campaign, two years after Uruguay became the third country in the Americas to legalise …

Window in Colonia

Colonia, Uruguay’s UNESCO World Heritage site

Colonia del Sacramento was founded by the Portuguese in 1680. The historic quarter (Barrio Histórico) is full of gorgeous old stone houses, …

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 …