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Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay, is set along the Rio de la Plata, across from Argentina. Thanks to its harbour, the city has one of the most important ports in the American continent.
The summermonths of November to April are warm, sometimes hot, with temperatures around 28 °C to 30 °C during the day on average and around 18 °C at night. During the wintermonths of June to September temperatures average between 15 °C and 20 °C during the day, dropping around or just below 10 °C at night. Rainfall is spread out throughout the year quite evenly, averaging around 80 mm a month. The autumn months of March and April are just a little wetter.
|Avg Max||28.4 °C||27.5 °C||25.5 °C||22 °C||18.6 °C||15.1 °C||15 °C||16.2 °C||18 °C||20.5 °C||23.7 °C||26.5 °C|
|Avg Min||18 °C||17.9 °C||16.2 °C||12.9 °C||10.2 °C||7.7 °C||7.2 °C||7.8 °C||9.1 °C||11.5 °C||14.2 °C||16.3 °C|
|Rainfall||86.8 mm||101.5 mm||104.6 mm||85.5 mm||89 mm||83.1 mm||86.4 mm||88.2 mm||93.9 mm||108.5 mm||89.3 mm||84.4 mm|
Uruguay's primary airport is Montevideo-Carrasco International Airport (MVD), which serves flights to and from North and Central America, the rest of South America, and Spain. PLUNA Airlines (website in Spanish) is the national airline, and operates flights to Asuncion, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Córdoba, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Foz do Iguacu, Porto Alegre, Punta del Este, Bariloche, Rosario and Santiago de Chile. Several other airlines have destinations throughout South America as well, and to cities like Miami, Panama City and Madrid.
There are regular bus connections to all major cities and towns in Uruguay, including to Punta del Este and Colonia del Sacramento, the two popular coastal cities.
|Aramaya Hotel||18 de Julio 1103||Hotel||-|
|Che Lagarto Hostel Montevideo||Calle Plaza Independencia 713||HOSTEL||-|
|El Viajero-Ciudad Vieja Hostel||Ituzaingo 1436||Hostel||84|
|Hispano Hotel||Convención 1317||Hotel||85|
|Hotel Arapey||Av. Uruguay 925||Hotel||82|
|Hotel Palacio||Bartolomé Mitre 1364||Hotel||86|
|Montevideo Hostel||Canelones 935||Hostel||-|
|Palermo ArtHostel||Gaboto 1010||Hostel||-|
|Planet Montevideo Hostel||Canelones 1095 esq. Paraguay||Hostel||82|
|Pocitos Hostel||Avenida Sarmiento 2641, esq. Fco. Aguilar Pocitos||Hostel||80|
|Posada al Sur||Perez castellano 1424||Guesthouse||-|
|Red Hostel Montevideo||San Jose 1406 (Corner Santiago de Chile)||Hostel||-|
|Una Noche Mas B & B||Patria 712 app. 2 Punta Carretas||GUESTHOUSE||75|
|Unplugged Hostel Pocitos||Luis de la Torre 930||Hostel||86|
|Punto Berro Hostel||Pedro Francisco Berro 1320||Hostel||84|
|Boulevard Sarandi Hostel||Sarand 405 esq Zabala||HOSTEL||-|
|El Viajero - Downtown Hostel & Suites||Direccion Soriano 1073||HOSTEL||84|
|Splendido Hotel||Bartolome Mitre 1314||HOTEL||82|
|Punta Trouville Apart||Francisco Vidal 726||Apartment||-|
|La Puerta Negra||Callle Durazno 1525||Hostel||-|
|Punta Trouville Suites||Juan María Pérez 2957||Apartment||-|
|Piedras de Afilar Art Hostel Montevideo||1261 Andes st. Between Soriano st. and San Jose st.||Hostel||-|
|Arriba Hostel||Roque Graseras 739||Hostel||-|
|LaPerez||Perez Castellano 1381||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel Portones de Carrasco||Pedro Murillo 5826||HOSTEL||-|
|Montevideo Up||Riachuelo 175||HOSTEL||-|
|Our House B&B||Stella Maris M.336 S.2 Parque de Solymar Ciudad de la Costa||Guesthouse||-|
|Atlas Hostel Montevideo||Constituyente 1674||Hostel||-|
|Willy Fogg Hostel||C/ Maldonado 977||HOSTEL||74|
|Escuela de Rock||21 de Setiembre 2627||HOSTEL||-|
|Montevideo Port Hostel||Bartolomé Mitre 1535||HOSTEL||83|
|Buen Camino||Dr. Joaquin Requena 1518||HOSTEL||-|
|Dolce Vita Hostel||Soriano 1536 esq. Salto||HOSTEL||84|
|Destino26||26 de Marzo 1125||HOSTEL||87|
|Puerto Verde Hostel||Jose M. Montero 2948 Punta Carretas||HOSTEL||-|
|Los Jardines Colgantes de Babilonia Hostel||Sarandi 310 - Ciudad Vieja||HOSTEL||86|
|Ibirapita Montevideo||Doctor Salvador Ferrear Serra 2265||HOSTEL||-|
|Ukelele Hostel||Maldonado 1183||HOSTEL||86|
|Live MVD Hostel||Maldonado 1790 Esquina Yaro||HOSTEL||-|
|Mvd Colonial||Salto 1282 Montevideo, CP.11200||Hostel||-|
|Impecable Hostel||Andes 1294 Montevideo||HOSTEL||-|
|UYHome Bed & Breakfast||Blanes Viale 6337 Carrasco||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Montevideo Chic Hostel||Piedras 597||GUESTHOUSE||83|
|Contraluz ArtHostel||Jackson 865||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Urbano Montevideo||Arenal Grande 1428||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel ViaPark||Rambla & 11th Parque Del Plata||HOTEL||-|
|Casa Sarandi Guesthouse||Buenos Aires 558 apt 301 Montevideo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Che Lagarto Hostels Montevideo||Colonia 2063||HOSTEL||83|
Antel is the only provider of landline Internet service, while Dedicado is the main provider of fixed wireless Internet service. WiFi is ubiquitous and can be found in virtually all decent hotels as well as many restaurants, cybercafes, and shopping malls.
Antel WiFi hotspots are normally available only to Antel landline Internet subscribers, unless you are in a place with free service like Carrasco International Airport, in which case a public username and password for free access are prominently posted and always username: antel password:wifi. Dedicado WiFi hotspots are free for everyone.
See also International Telephone Calls
Uruguay's country code is +598. Montevideo and suburbs have phone numbers beginning in two, while the rest of the country has phone numbers beginning with 4.
The national landline telephone monopoly is Antel, which provides all public pay phones and is also the sole provider of landline Internet service. Although Antel pay phones only take Antel's proprietary magnetic cards, it is possible to use international calling cards to call home by taking the phone off the hook, waiting for a dial tone, and dialing the correct access code. However, note that many public pay phones are not properly maintained. If you do not hear a touch tone emitted for each key, that means the phone is defective and you must try another one. Antel also operates a cell phone network, and in this field competes with two private companies, Movistar and Claro. All three have numerous kiosks and stores throughout the country. The standard is GSM and both the European (1800 MHz) and North American (1900 MHz) frequencies are used.
The national postal service is Correo Uruguay. Most of their post offices are very hard to find and are open from 9:00 am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday; some are open from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturdays. Letterboxes for depositing outbound mail are made out of cheap blue translucent plastic and are extremely difficult to find outside of post offices. Some post offices have three boxes: one for the local city, one for domestic mail ("interior") and one for international ("exterior"). Uruguayan letterboxes are designed only for indoor use. Keep in mind that Correos licenses many retailers, such as pharmacies, as postal agents, and letterboxes can sometimes be found around those agents' premises as well. If you want to send packages overseas, check international companies like FedEx, DHL or UPS, as they have competitive rates and are fast.
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