I'm reading all of these blogs and nobody even mentions Uruguay. I'm going in 3 days and was wondering if anyone had any advice?
I'll be in Montevideo for 3 days then I plan on going to Colonia de Sacramento for 2 days and back to Montevideo for 1 day and then head to Punta del Este for 2 days and back to Montevideo. And Advice on "Must See's"?
Colonia's nice, but one day is more than enough. Four days total in Montevideo seems a bit much to me; there isn't that much to see (I've been there for 2 days a couple years ago, and that was plenty for me).
The part of Uruguay I liked most is the inlands; Durazno and Trinidad are nice. Very quiet; good places to reload your travelling batteries.
Montivedeo was pretty nice and we has 2 days in Colonia, but supposedly some place on the border of Brazil (Diablo?) is supposed to be really good.
Very laid back and mainly uncommercial.
Only visited Colonia and I thought that was a great colonial (what's in a name) town, but enough for 1 day for sure.
i've just found this website, it has an english version
i went to uruguay many years ago, about 10 years ago, and what i liked the most was a house between punta del este and montevideo (near piriapolis) called casapueblo. It's built by an sculptor called carlos paez vilaros, i think it's an hotel and restaurant now and i'm not sure if you can visit it, but i think you can.. it's white and has incredible shapes, and has an incredible view over the atlantic
Was there last year,
enjoyed most the small villages,Punta del Diablo and Cabo Polonia in the dunes, and the endless beaches between the Brasilian Border and Montevideo.
Montevideo,2-3 days is enough
Colonia,the old part only
all the other places I have visited,nothing to wright home about...
I was in Montevideo for 5 days and it was even then perhaps too long. Lovely place but wouldnt bother staying more than few days.