What to do in Uruguay

In this section you can find information about activities, places to visit, suggestions on how to get to know our culture, Uruguayan traditions and more. Beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, protected areas, ideal for ecotourism and old estanicas (ranches) to live the gaucho life make a visit to the east essential.
Montevideo

Montevideo

The capital of Uruguay is also one of the main tourist destinations in the country. Any time of the year is good to visit this city, which has exceptional architecture and breathes art, music and traditions.
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Atlantic Coast

Atlantic Coast

Maldonado and Rocha are perfect destinations for Uruguayans and tourists in search of sun and sand. In the east of the country there are many of the most popular summer places in the country. However, the options are not limited to the sand as both departments have natural attractions perfect for long walks.
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Río de la Plata (River Plate) way

Río de la Plata (River Plate) way

On the Río de la Plata coast there are some of the most interesting areas for tourism in Uruguay. Colonia del Sacramento has visitors all year round and inland places in the department have generated new attractions, like those in Carmelo. San José, for example, combines a gentle hilly landscape with peaceful resorts. Canelones marks the beginning of the coastal resorts and adds to it a rich tradition of wine tourism.
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Ruta del Litoral

Ruta del Litoral

The hot springs are the main attraction of the western region of the country. They are concentrated in the departments of Paysandú and Salto, and have a first class infrastructure. This is also the territory of natural reservations (Artigas and Río Negro) and immigrant colonies that maintain their traditions (San Javier, for example). It is also the place where the Río Negro (Soriano) is found, where river and historical tourism are the protagonists.
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Central Region

Central Region

Some of the country’s best kept secrets are found in this region. Tourism on the hills is growing and the excursions that combine contact with nature, relaxation and adventure sport are also more abundant. Another attraction is rural tourism, with a wide range of estancias (ranches) that bring visitors closer to an experience of country life and have interesting culinary choices. Finally, this extensive region also has some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the Uruguayan geography.
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