One of the smallest, youngest yet most lauded South American nations, Uruguay is justly proud of its reputation as a cultural melting pot. Situated at the crossroads between Argentina and Brazil and mixing influences from South American, Portuguese and Italian settlers, the country has a fascinating personality all its own. Book one of Wotif’s Uruguay hotels for a holiday that will be hard to forget.
With the well-positioned hotels in Uruguay as starting points, a wealth of museums, fine steaks, and tango demonstrations invite you to linger, particularly in the bustling capital city of Montevideo. But much of Uruguay's charm lies in its compact assortment of contrasts, best explored on day trips or overnight excursions outside of the city.
In Punta Ballena, visit the eccentric complex known as the Casapueblo. It was built by Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro as a home and workshop and now offers accommodation as well as an art museum, gallery, and restaurant in its whitewashed, Greek Isles-inspired architecture. No holiday to Uruguay is complete without a visit to the Termas de Dayman, south of Salto, and take a dip in the thermal baths that are a popular destination for Argentine and Uruguayan tourists. Or visit the Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and picturesque village with a colonial-era city centre on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata, or the raucous sea lion colony at Cabo Polonio. In the evening, count on accommodation in Uruguay to relax and recharge for another busy day.
Regional buses connect cities, but for the best access to sites like local vineyards, national parks and tiny beach towns, consider one of Wotif's cheap car hire options to get around during your holiday in Uruguay.
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