Destination Information for Uruguay
As the second-smallest country in South America (after Suriname), Uruguay is often overshadowed by its much-larger neighbours, Argentina and Brazil. It’s known as a peaceful and liberal country, with a pretty coastline dotted with beaches and inland lush rainforests and agricultural land. The capital, Montevideo, on the South coast, is defined as a Beta World City, and is a metropolis full of life and character. Visit during carnival time and you’ll be treated to a 6-week long celebration, one of the most colourful and vibrant on the continent.
Whether you’re yearning for fashionable beach resorts like Punta del Este, the charm and culture of old colonial towns such as the cobbled streets of Sacramento or a rural adventure inland, Uruguay is a wonderful destination offering an authentic and unspoilt glimpse of traditional South American life. Stay in a beach house, cottage or a ranch to experience the relaxed pace of life and feel ‘at one’ with nature. The summer months of December to January offer the best in terms of weather and travelling conditions, but stay a bit longer for the February carnival time for an unforgettable visit to this well-kept secret of a destination.
Malaria and regions within country:
Malaria is not normally present in Uruguay.