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See all 566 Montevideo Tips
  • Plaza Independencia

    4 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Things to Do

    We paused here while walking about the city and enjoyed the fascinating architecture of some of the surrounding buildings. Photographers, be sure to have your zoom lens so you can capture the width of the square as well as building details.

  • Hotel Palacio

    Montevideo Hotels

    I fell in love with this nice hotel, in the heart of Montevideo. It's located right behind la plaza...

  • Panini's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Montevideo Restaurants

    Panini's provides an excellence of service and ambiance that one doesn't expect in laid back Uruguay. Often the food is sublime, but there are potholes along the way. Their breads are delicious and varied. Two pastas were wonderful a Sorrentino Caprese featured tender raviolis filled with a mouth-watering melted, gooey cheese filling and elegantly...


Colonia del Sacramento

Punta del Este

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See all 45 Piriápolis Tips
  • good food

    Piriápolis Restaurants

    Service was very good , uncomplicated,accurate,and fast.and more the dish was good size and tasted good.. the Uruguayan classic "chivito" la milena with fries on a plate.It is almost like hamburger:bread,meat,lettuce,tomatoes,boiled egg

  • Hosteria Uruguay

    Piriápolis Hotels

    is probably average for this low price in Piriápolis – less than US$40 a night for a double. The...

  • Montevideo to Piriapolis

    Piriápolis Transportation

    Piriapolis lies about 80 km east of Montevideo and frequent buses, many of which go on to Punta del Este, connect the two. The bus station in Piriapolis is about 4 blocks from the beach and within easy walking distance of the youth hostel and most of the hotels. If you are trying to get from Piriapolis to anywhere not along the coast you'll most...



See all 14 Salto Tips
  • Acuamania

    Salto Things to Do

    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,...

  • Barcelo Arapey Oasis Hotel

    Salto Hotels

    Termas Del Arapey (Departamento De Salto), Salto,

  • Danger...in Salto??

    Salto Warnings and Dangers

    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...


La Paloma

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  • Restaurante Naranja Lima

    La Paloma Restaurants

    a while ago I went but decided to return as the place and that's great ... hermosicima has a pool with a bridge over bellicimo and if you stay in place or consume something of place you can go ... the food is the best there is by far, my opinion is that Orange Lima is the best place in la paloma


    La Paloma Things to Do

    We visited This 'little chapel in the sea' on an afternoon while the sun set, it has really beautiful views and was a very calming and quiet air about it. Afterwards we enjoyed a lovely mass with italy father.

  • bus station la paloma

    La Paloma Transportation

    The Dove is in the 0 kilometer route 15, which can be accessed by Route 9, at kilometer 209.It is the spa with major tourist infrastructure of the department and known internationally by surfers, who come looking for their appropriate swell in the beaches Anaconda and The Aguada.


José Ignacio

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  • Best Restaurant in Uruguay, Sarava Jose...

    José Ignacio Restaurants

    Possibly the best restaurant I have dined at in South America. I have been visiting South America for 15 years and the food was simply delicious. Located in the Sand and Forest in Arenas of Jose Ignacio, the restaurant is a charming mix of chic and rustic. Wonderful music and excellent staff, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting...

  • Bird and Whale watching

    José Ignacio Sports & Outdoors

    Jose Ignacio is surrounded by lagoons, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. The streets are even named for local birds.You can see and hear the Right Whales,off shore, from March through October.

  • Playa Mansa

    José Ignacio Things to Do

    On the west side of the peninsula, the beach is usually calm.You will see fishermen working in this area along with their colorful fishing boats.Of course where there is fish there is also seagulls.



See all 24 Tacuarembó Tips
  • Route 5

    Tacuarembó Transportation

    Tacuarembo is situated on Route 5, 490 Km from Montevideo, so it is very easy to reach by car; there are several bus companies which go there every day (Turil, Agencia Central, Nuñez, Corporacion) and you can check its scheduals at Tres Cruces BusTerminal.Tacuarembó está situada sobre Ruta 5, a 490 Km de Montevideo, por lo que es muy fácil llegar...

  • Central Hotel

    Tacuarembó Hotels

    General Flores 300, Tacuarembo, Uruguay

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Laguna de las Lavanderas

    Tacuarembó Things to Do

    Just 1 Km (0,6 miles) far from downtown, there is a nice park, where is situated the "Laguna de las lavanderas" (Laundry women's lagoon); all year long, it is a nice place to walk and relax, and every year, during the first week of March, since 1986, by the lagoon it takes place the "Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha" (Festivity of the Gaucho Homeland),...


San Gregorio de Polanco

  • Hoplias malabaricus

    San Gregorio de Polanco Sports & Outdoors

    I do not fish, and for me the fish have only biological and gastronomical interest, but I know that many people love fishing. Rincón del Bonete lake is a great place for fishers, and there they find "dorado" (Salminus maxillosus), "pejerrey" (Odontesthes bonariensis), and the vedette: "tararira tornasol" (Hoplias malabaricus).No pesco, y para mí...

  • Los Medanos

    San Gregorio de Polanco Hotels

    San Gregorio is a very small town, so there are not many accomodations; I never spent a night there,...

  • Private house

    San Gregorio de Polanco Things to Do

    The photo shows another paintwork, this time on the wall of a private house, situated on the street that leads to the beach (if I could remember the name...)La foto muestra otra de las obras, esta vez sobre los muros de una casa particular, situada sobre la calle que lleva hasta la playa (si pudiera recordar el nombre...)



See all 12 Rocha Tips
  • the best pizzeria

    Rocha Restaurants

    the best chef with profesional in the área, with frutos of ocean. The pizza is great, the sauce fantastic! The fainá is also very good and the drinks are for the price of a supermarket. Family atmosphere with home delivery impressively fast. calamar with frutos of mar

  • view of beach

    Rocha Things to Do

    The balcony is the beach of the young, where you board and stay late. The Cabito is for the young children because it is like a large swimming pool, you can fish, etc.Solari is also nice and in addition are the leeward hotels or Emerald Coast on the beach that are highly recommended. If you like the surf usually do in the Aguada.

  • trips to la pedrera

    Rocha General

    In his infrastructure La Pedrera is provided with magnificent offer of hotelería, apart-hotel, huts and houses of rent, casino to 12 Km. (La Paloma), medical service and selling of crafts.Also it is provided with advisable restaurants, where the hospitality of his people is combined with the exquisiteness of his handmade plates between what they...


Fray Bentos

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  • Don Quijote Statue

    Fray Bentos Things to Do

    Being spaniard, from Barcelona, I was very happy to see the personage of Don Quijote, that all the children in Spain read Cervantes book about this intimate personage. Don Quijote is very loved in all spanish american countries, especially in Guanajuato, Mexico, where there is a museum devoted to him.

  • Gran Hotel Fray Bentos

    Fray Bentos Hotels

    Paraguay 3272, 65000

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Tourist Information Office

    Fray Bentos Things to Do

    The Tourist Information Office is located in downtown, in the main street, so you will not miss it when arriving to the bus station. Inside, I was given several brochures and the schedule of the canned meat factory (UNESCO site), which was the main reason to stop in Fray Bentos.



See all 7 Carmelo Tips
  • 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.


Cabo Polonio

See all 6 Cabo Polonio Tips
  • Walking from Valizas to Cabo Polonio

    Cabo Polonio Transportation

    I stayed in the nearby village of Valizas and walked the 6-7 km (2 hours) to Cabo Polonio. We walked over the sand dunes on the way out and along the beach on the way back. The walk was very nice. Great views from start when I climbed the sand dunes, later we saw the odd sight of cows grassing next to beach. All along we didn't meet anybody, so it...

  • sea lions

    Cabo Polonio Things to Do

    personally, but the time we got to Cabo Polonio, we had seen loads of sea lions. we had sat with them on the beach at Punta Norte at Peninsuala Valdes, and we had seen them while whale watching in Puerto Piramides...so, seeing this very large sea lion colony wasn't all that impressive...but, if you haven't had your fill of sealions, it really would...

  • visit the lighthouse

    Cabo Polonio Things to Do

    the faro (or lighthouse) is the only place on Cabo Polonio that has electricty. It's in a really lovely spot...and you won't be able to miss it.



See all 3 Atlántida Tips
  • Restaurante Don Vito

    Atlántida Restaurants

    Place warm and good higene. Great variety of food from pizza, fish and grilled. In my case i asked 1 brazier for 2 people with potatoes and boñatos. Everything is excellent. The excellent food quality, portions very abundant. And the best desserts nor speak, you never know which to choose. The staff is extremely helpful. churrasco with potatos...

  • Hosteria Fortin De Santa Rosa Hotel

    Atlántida Hotels

    hotel was built in the 30's but is very clean and scrupulously maintained. jorge and the staff go...

  • nice option

    Atlántida Restaurants

    Place warm and good higene. Great variety of food from pizza, fish and grilled. In my case i asked 1 brazier for 2 people with potatoes and boñatos. Everything is excellent. The excellent food quality, portions very abundant. And the best desserts nor speak, you never know which to choose. The staff is extremely helpful. churrasco with potatos...


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