Travellers looking for the relaxation and pleasures of a beach holiday in addition to a wealth of cultural attractions will find that Uruguay ticks all the boxes. The range of hotels and other accommodation options available will meet the needs of most travellers.
Top Things about Uruguay
One of the jewels of South America, Uruguay has a full and wondrous history that can be experienced by visiting the large assortment of museums and art galleries located throughout country, and particularly in the capital city of Montevideo.
The majority of people who travel to Uruguay do so to experience its beautiful beaches. During the summer months, the temperatures rival those found in neighbouring Brazil and makes the beaches in the Atlantic coastal resorts of Maldonado and Punta del Este ideal for a relaxing holiday experience.
Music plays an important part in Uruguayan life, and reflects the variety of cultures that have influenced the development of the country, including African and European cultures. Nowhere is music more prevalent than during Uruguay’s Carnival celebration, which is the longest in the world and runs for more than 40 days between the end of January and mid-March.
Best Cities to Visit
Montevideo is the capital of the country and is a beautiful, modern city where tourists will find a wide range of historical and cultural attractions, as well as excellent shopping, dining, and nightlife venues. The majority of the Uruguayan population is of European descent and this is reflected in the Spanish influences and architecture found throughout the capital. Colonia del Sacramento, located in the south-western part of Uruguay, is also a popular city with tourists; the Historic Quarter of the city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and offers an intriguing look into the history of the country.
Uruguay offers an array of accommodation types from which to choose, designed to meet the needs and budgets of all classes of traveller. Chain hotels in the capital and in the seaside resorts rival those that can be found in larger countries in terms of quality and amenities, while those on a tighter budget will love the hostels and guest houses available throughout the country.