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Places to Visit in Uruguay

A large number of sightseeing spots of Uruguay draw a hefty crowd every year. Maximum crowd is seen during the summers. Uruguay abounds with numerous white sandy beaches, old monuments, greenery, etc. The major cities of Uruguay are Montevideo, Punta del Este, Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Diablo, and Salto Uruguay. Montevideo is the summer resort for the Argentines and also is the capital of Uruguay. It is known for its white sandy beaches. Mano de Punta del Este, Casapueblo, and Isla de Lobos are the most visited places in Punta del Este. Colonia del Sacramento is filled with restaurants, bars, and a happening nightlife. Aguas Dulces is a fishing village in Rocha department known for seafood and Butia palm fruit. Termas de Dayman is a bath complex in northwestern Uruguay. Some not-to-be-missed attractions include Punta Colorada, Centenario Stadium, Laguna del Sauce, Palacio Taranco, Montevideo Metropolitan Cathedral, Uruguay Plaza Independencia, Laguna del Sauce, and Juan Manuel Blanes Museum.

Getting In & around Uruguay
Getting in Uruguay is not at all a problematic one as there is a well developed transport system in Uruguay. For Getting in Uruguay, there are buses, taxis and rail transport. But the rail transport is not generally used by the tourists. Only a few local trains provide services between the villages.

One can move from Colonia to Salto by river Uruguay. For moving around in Uruguay, the tourists can also go for the bus services. The roads are mostly paved ones. There are mainly two types of bus services in Uruguay. They are the Copsa and Cot. These buses connect the different towns and other places within Uruguay. They also connect the Brazilian border areas. There are also bus services available at Montevideo and the suburbs.

Car rental is another good option for touring in Uruguay. There are numerous car rental agencies that provide rented cars as per the needs of the customers. They are available from the major cities, airports and hotels of Uruguay.

The traveler can also go for the option of metered taxis for moving in Uruguay. The drivers have with them the fare list for the convenience of the travelers. It is to be remembered that the taxi drivers do expect tips from the travelers.

Popular Destinations in Uruguay includes:

  • Parque Nacional Santa Teresa: This monumental park has the hilltop known as Fortaleza de Santa Teresa. It also has beaches and forest camping facility.
  • Museo del Indio y del Gaucho: This museum is in Tacuarembo and is open to the public from 1 pm to 7 pm from Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, the museum is open from 2 pm to 6 pm.
  • Mercado del Puerto: It houses numerous restaurants and the market here is always very crowded.
  • Colonia del Sacramento: Filled with restaurants, bars and a happening nightlife.
  • Termas de Dayman: It is a bath complex in northwestern Uruguay
  • Casa Pueblo: An art gallery located at Punta Ballena.

 

Uruguay Tourist Attractions

Uruguay Major Cities