Artigas Department is the northernmost department
, belonging to its northwestern region. Its capital is the city of Artigas. It borders Salto
Department to its south, Brazil
to its north and east and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina
Artigas, the capital, is the farthest city from Uruguay's capital Montevideo
, being 600 kilometers (370 mi) away. It gets it’s name from the national hero, Jose Gervasio Artigas
, who fought for the nations liberation. Artigas is renowned for its Amethyst mines. The city is served by Artigas International Airport.
Some of the other main towns in this province include Las Piedras, Bella Union
, Pintadito and Tomas Gomensoro. This department has a rich agricultural history with many local goings-on and has a range of accommodations
and lodging options. From spacious vacation rentals to cozier condo rentals and apartment rentals.
All visitors to Artigas will find many accommodation, apartment rental and vacation rental options located in and around its many wonderful natural sites. The pace of life is much slower
than that of many other cities of Uruguay and this allows visitors to take their time absorbing the culture and beauty that is there.
The towns in and around Artigas also offer many traditional accommodations, vacation rental and apartment rental choices are just a few of the features of this department.
Artigas is fast becoming one of the top destinations
for travelers wondering which cities in Uruguay they should include on their itinerary. Unlike Montevideo and other town settings, this city offers guests a chance to step into the past and experience the charm and adventure of a more rural lifestyle.
Artigas is an laid-back and easy destination
and it offers a whole range of tourism attractions and a range of accommodation options from apartment rentals and vacation rentals to suit all budgets and tastes.