One of the hidden gems of South America
looks and feels like Europe
, but is much more affordable. The name Uruguay means River of the Colorful Birds
, Spanish is the country’s official language. From the interior to the coast, many vacation rentals, condo rentals, hotels, accommodations and lodging can be found for an affordable price. With its old world theatres and opera houses, to its festivals and world class restaurants, Uruguay is a country waiting to be found. Nestled between Brazil
to the north, Argentina
to the south and the stormy Atlantic to the East, from gaucho country, small towns, and modern bustling city to dazzling white sand beaches Uruguay has it all. For the outdoors enthusiast Uruguay offers Sestancias
(cattle ranches) that let you see the traditional way of life of the gaucho, the famous cowboys of the grasslands.
Imagine walking out of your vacation rental and spending a day in the saddle. For something wild, how about taking a camping trip to the Quebrada de los Cuervos
? Live in canvas accommodation as you explore this 12 km canyon that is over 100 meters deep in some places. Uruguay has six commercial thermal springs in the departments of Paysandu
. Each one offers hotel, vacation rental, condo rental, camping and other accommodation. There are nine National Parks in Uruguay, five in the East, three in the central hill country and one in the west.
Close to the meeting of the Rio Uruguay
and the Rio Negro
is Villa Soriano
, the country’s oldest European settlement, dating back to 1624. Far from the usual tourist haunts the quiet streets and pleasant wooden jetty make this village a great place to find vacation rentals and accommodations to spend a relaxing and quiet time.
is the capital city and the country’s largest. Brimming with great dining, entertainment, music, festivals, historical sites and shopping, the city has something for everyone. Dine at the Rara Avis
and be serenaded at your table by an opera singer, or try La Cavia
on of the many neighborhood Parrilladas (steak houses)
. Leave your Vacation Rental in the evening and stroll to the Bar Tabare
or Bar Roldos
and join the locals in a glass or two and enjoy local musicians playing into the night.
No matter where or when you decide to go, Uruguay
offers excitement, outdoor adventure, sandy beaches and adventure in abundance.