Uruguay is a South American country that is rich in natural beauty, with a sophisticated, civilized lifestyle.
Uruguay’s moderate climate means that travel is year-round. However, the summer season shows a marked increase in tourism, due to the Carnaval season and the climate. Carnaval is celebrated throughout the country but the central events are carried out in Montevideo – the capital city and the second-safest large city in South America. It combines modernity with a rich history and is a port city with beautiful beaches.
The Ciudadela Gateway, the only remaining section of the wall that once surrounded the entire city, now serves as the entrance to Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo’s oldest neighbourhood. It is home to churches, museums and theatres. At night the area comes alive with nightclubs playing tango and candombe music for crowds of dancers.
Also visit Colonia del Sacramento. This historic town, founded by the Portuguese in the 17th century, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The historic quarter of Colonia del Sacramento evokes old Lisbon with its Portuguese influenced architecture, winding streets and stone houses with saddle and terracotta-tiled roofs. You’ll love Punta del Este, known as the Saint Tropez of South America, for its unspoiled beaches and exceptional architecture.
Punta del Este will amaze you with its variety of sights, luxury hotels, international gastronomy, art galleries and vibrant nightlife.
The love of contemporary art and decor is seen throughout the hotels. Check out hotels Casa del Mar, Casa Ebano and Playa Vik.
For more information, visit Visit-Uruguay.com.