Departamento de Colonia Travel Guide

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  • the beach

    Colonia del Sacramento Things to Do

    There is a nice beach close to Colonia, though you'll need some form of transportation to get there (a little far for a walk, but using a rented golf cart will get you there easily). I didn't go swimming (I didn't have my swimsuit and didn't want to go naked or in underwear), but the guys in my group had lots of fun splashing around in the...

  • Don Antonio Posada

    Colonia del Sacramento Hotels

    A very nice hotel with modern conveniences but with a colonial atmosphere as well. A very nice...

  • The ferry

    Colonia del Sacramento Transportation

    To get to Colonia from Buenos Aires, you can take the ferry. The options include Buquebus and Colonia Express (the one we took). The boat ride takes about an hour or so and leaves BsAs early in the morning.



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  • Historic spots in a region of vineyards

    Carmelo Things to Do

    Very close to Carmelo we visited: *Calera de las Huérfanas, which used to be a limestone quarry and estancia run by the Jesuits. The ruins of the chapel are impressive. I also particularly enjoyed a nature trail which winds through dense native vegetation and made me feel like I was miles away from civilization. *Conchillas, a town built by a...

  • Colonia to Carmelo

    Carmelo Transportation

    There are a number of daily buses between Colonia del Sacramaneto and Carmelo. The buses leave from the main station in Colonia, and the journey to Carmelo, 75km west of Colonia, takes about 2 hours. This was our first bus journey in South America, and also our first opportunity to see the Uruguayan countryside. Which was very green and reminded me...

  • Fay Fay

    Carmelo Restaurants

    After exploring Carmelo we stopped in Fay Fay for a quick coffee and ice-cream before catching the bus back to Colonoia. Fay Fay was one of the few restaurants/cafes we came across in Carmelo. It's in a good location on one side of the main square, and offers simple, straightforward Uruguayan dishes at very good prices.


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