Acuamania is another water-based attraction close to Salto, in Dayman, near the Termes del Dayman. It costs twice as much more to enter Acuamania and recieves only about 1/5th the amount of visitors to the Termes, but it's a fun place to visit nonetheless, and we spent a very enjoyable day here. Acuamania contains a number of pools, an artificial,...more
There's very little information on Salto in any guidebook we could find, and even Lonely Planet's "South America on a Shoestring" has little over a page, with no map. Hence, a visit to the tourist information is essential for most visitors to Salto. There are two "tourismos" (tourist information offices) in Salto; the one at the station can supply...more
Dayman is located about 10 km below Salto and contains a pool complex built around the springs (Termes del Dayman), numerous hotels and an acuamania water adventure centre. The hot springs are very popular with local people and Uruguayans in general, but like the rest of Uruguay, are somewhat unknown outside the country. We spent a whole day at the...more
Argentina is famous for its meat, especially its huge, delicious steaks, and while travelling through that country over 3 months we sampled many delicious examples. But the best steak we tasted in South America was not in Argentina, but in Uruguay, in a small restaurant in Salto. We only found the place by accident on a Sunday where the other...more
Not too many tourists visit northern Uruguay so there aren't as many restaurants as you might expect in a city the size of Salto. Most of the best ones are in the centre, on Calle Uruguay between the two main squares. For our first two nights in town we ate at La Trattoria, opposite Hotel Concordia. There is a good selection on the menu here and...more
A long day of travelling which started in Piriapolis saw us arrive in Salto about 10 hours later. We first took a bus from Piriaplis to Montevideo, then changed for the bus to Salto.
From Montevideo the journey time is about 6 hours (if you take the direct bus). We travelled with the bus company Nunez, who travel this route 3 times daily. Our journey was fine, the seats were comfortable and we were even given some food! Though after 6 hours we were both exhausted and very much looking forward to the hot springs in Dayman. It cost 419 pesos for a single ticket between Montevideo and Salto as of September 2007.
Having lived in Caracas, Venezuela for 9 years, I can confidently say that Salto has a minimal problem with crime and danger. It is sometimes difficult to enjoy travel in some of the larger cities because of the real possibility of becoming the target of a thief, but in Salto, tourists can pretty much walk around, even late at night, with out much...more
After 11 years of living in Venezuela (most of that time in Caracas), it is hard to find anything dangerous about Salto. As a matter of fact, one of the most frequent comments heard by the people here is that Salto is muy tranquilo (very calm), and you can't argue with that observation!! But, that is really one of the greatest aspects of Salto -...more