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Acevedo Diaz 1775, Colonia del Sacramento, 70000, Uruguay
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Transportation from Montevideo Airport to Colonia
How do I go from the airport in Montevideo to Colonia? If by bus, how do I go from the airport to the bus station?
Como puedo ir del aeropuerto de Montevideo hasta Colonia? Veo que las unicas opciones son el autobus o alquilar un carro. Como puedo ir del aeropuerto a la estacion de autobus?
Re: Transportation from Montevideo Airport to Colonia
Well, the only way is by bus. You have to go to Terminal Tres Cruces (Montevideo bus terminal) and then get a bus to Colonia.
From the airport, you can go by bus or taxi. A taxi will cost about $400 (USD 16), a bus just $ 22 (less than USD 1). Just in front of the airport it the bus stop. Be sure to catch one that says "Montevideo" and you leave it just in the corner of Tres Cruces Terminal.
For prices and schedules to/from Colonia, check www.trescruces.com.uy
Travel Tips for Colonia del Sacramento
Tourism Office - Colonia
They have 2 offices. One near the Buquebus as you start to walk out of the port..on your right. They had no information for me, just a woman telling you ....I think where the downtown part of Colonia was. (There is a bank to get URU money right near there though if you need.) Go straight to downtown Colonia and use the bigger Tourist Center there.
Location, on the corner of General Flores St and Rivera St. They have maps of the old town, and maps of the rest of the city with other things to see. They speak minimal English, so Spanish comes in handy. You can also reserve a hotel here, but there are plenty to find just by walking past them and they are visible.
Location: Right on the main street, on your right side as you walk up the hill.
A compact historic center
Colonia's main areas of interest are easily accessible on foot. The historic center (Barrio Historico) is packed with mostly one-storey buildings lining the peaceful, cobblestone streets. Many of these structures date back to the late 17th century and stand today as historical markers of the time when Colonia del Sacramento was a wealthy Portuguese settlement.
You can easily visit all of the main sights within the historic center on foot in only a few hours.
A great day trip
Most visitors to Colonia del Sacramento make it a day trip from either Montevideo or Buenos Aires. Since it's a relatively short ferry or bus ride to either one of those larger cities, it makes for a great getaway. The peace and quiet and the beautiful location are really relaxing.
Very polite drivers
We couldn´t get over just how polite the drivers were in Colonia. After 2 weeks in Buenos Aires we had become very careful crossing roads; in Colonia, however, there's was no need to be careful as most of the cars went very slowly and they always stopped to let pedestrians cross. I wish there more places like this! Despite the huge crowds of tourists who visit, Colonia remains a very relaxed and tranquil town, and provides a nice contrast to the experience of Buenos Aires.
Stunning Visual Extravagance of Bougainvilleas
Bougainvillea, native of South America, is perhaps the most popular and one of the most widely grown tropical vines. It is an evergreen plant which is just as happy spreading horizontally or hanging downwards as it is climbing upwards, it makes itself at home in almost any situation. Bougainvillea is ideal for bonsai. The colours are found in tones of purple, lavender, carmine, scarlet, pink, red, orange, yellow and white.
Ancient bougainvilleas are popping up from the side of buildings almost everywhere in Colonia and add a lot of colour. They climb the white and brightly coloured walls. Strolling down alleyways adorned with the scent and colour of red, pink and purple bougainvilleas in the hot sun, with the waterfront only a few steps further, you quickly get the impression of the Mediterranean.
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Popular Hotels in Colonia del Sacramento
Intendente Suarez 105, esq. Manuel Lobo, Colonia del Sacramento
Misiones de los Tapes 171, Colonia del Sacramento