Departamento de Canelones Local Customs

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Departamento de Canelones Local Customs

  • Peddlers

    There are several peddlers that walk along the beach, selling homemade buns and pastries (pasteles, empanadas, tortas fritas, bolas de fraile)... Usually they are young people, carrying a basket or a trolley; do not miss the delicious experience of tasting their products!!! (I highly recommend pasteles de dulce de membrillo).Hay varios vendedores...

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  • Take the chair

    A beach at Costa de Oro looks like a chair exhibition: everybody takes a beach chair, to be more comfortable, and have a better look of the other people!Una playa en la Costa de oro parece una exposición de sillas: todo el mundo lleva una silla de playa, para estar más cómodo y poder ver mejor a los demás veraneantes!

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  • Talking about names

    Usually, people give their beach houses a name... so you do not know the people's adress, but the name of the house where they live. Some of the houses have obvious names like "My Dream", "Sea and Sun", "Sun Park", "In Front of the Sea", "Friends", or more original ones like "Valium 10". But the most common custom is creating a name with the...

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  • Where the streets have no name

    The Interbalnearia is the highway which goes through the Costa de Oro; when you go along it from Montevideo to East, on your right hand you will find signs which say the name of the different beaches, and the roads that lead you to them. Inside each one of the spas, usually the streets have no name, but numbers: Calle 1, Calle 2... But sometimes...

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