With around 80% of Uruguay’s population living within the city’s limits, the capital is by far the best place to get a sense of how far Uruguay has come in recent years. With the wineries of the southwest quickly catching up with those of neighbouring Argentina, the cities of Colonia del Sacramento and Carmelo can only benefit from the growth in popularity. Both located along the stunning Río de la Plata that divides Argentina and Uruguay, this stunning region will make you wonder why it’s taken so long for Uruguay to enter the spotlight.
The oldest lighthouse of Uruguay surrounded by its Fortress has guided sailors traveling through the waters of the River Plate since 1802.
November signals the start of summer in Uruguay, with many of the beaches starting to fill up. The longest Carnaval in South America is celebrated in Uruguay every year, so planning your trip around that would be particularly exciting. Rainfall usually eases up and temperatures rise, but be prepared to allow extra planning time around Christmas, as a lot of people look to spend New Year’s in the capital.
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