Paysandu Department is in the northwestern region of Uruguay.
It has an area of 13,922 km2 (5,375 sq mi) and its capital is the city of Paysandú. It borders Salto
Department to its north, Tacuarembó Department to its east, Río Negro Department to its south and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina
. This is an agricultural rich department with many local festivals and has a range of accommodations
and lodging options. These include spacious vacation rentals, cozier condo rentals and apartment rentals.
Some local festivals include Beer Week
, an annual festival for the people of Uruguay and tourists to enjoy. The date of this festival coincides with Holy Week and it is always highly attended by thousands of individuals. Live Uruguay music, sports events, games, Uruguay food and cultural fun
are just a few of the activities for festival goers.
The city of Paysandu is located on the banks of Uruguay River, which forms the border with Argentina. It lies 378 kilometres (235 mi) northwest of Montevideo
via Route 1 and Route 3, on the junction of the latter with Route 90. As of the census of 2011, it is the fourth most populated city of the country. A small distance north of the city is the General Artigas Bridge that links Uruguay with the Entre Ríos Province of Argentina, south of the city Colón
Paysandú is more cosmopolitan
than most Uruguayan cities, with many settlers from Italy
and various African nations. It is one of the largely undiscovered, natural jewels in the South American country of Uruguay. All visitors to Paysandu will find many accommodation, apartment rental and vacation rental options located in and around its many wonderful multicultural sites.
In addition, Paysandú has some fine recreational beaches
on the Uruguay River which have lifeguards during the summer. It is also home to many sporting clubs, including a Rowing Club, Yacht Club, and numerous others for football, rugby, hockey, tennis and polo. The towns in and around Paysandu also offer many traditional accommodations, vacation rental and apartment rental choices are just a few of the features of this department.
Tourism too, is important for the area. Ecotourism is gaining status
especially in the Esteros de Farrapos National Park further down the river. In addition many farms provide accommodation and facilities for tourists visiting the area.
Paysandu is an colorful 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.