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Uruguay

Uruguay tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Up-and-coming Uruguay is beginning to make a name for itself on the South American scene. Uruguay travel and holidays in Uruguay are increasingly affordable, making the pristine beaches and lively cities here ever more accessible.

The capital city Montevideo is divided between a soaring metropolis and a colonial old town full of art deco architecture; there's an uninterrupted sandy beach surrounding the city as well. Tacuarembó in the north is an agreeable place, which for three days every March is overrun by cowboys during the celebrated gaucho festival.

In the centre of the country lie the Termas del Guaviyu, a set of unspoilt hot springs; soak in the pools or fish in the Guaviyu stream.

People flock to the beaches of the Costa de Oro in the south and the Costa del Sol in the east. Alternatively head to Isla Gorriti, just off the coast from the popular Punta del Este resort from some indulgent pampering. Nearby Isla de Lobos is home to a large sea lion colony.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
14 hours

Time zone
GMT -3

Currency
Peso Uruguayo (urug$) = 100 centécimos

Language
Spanish

Travel advice
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Built at a cost of £108 million, the terminal has capacity for 4.5 million passengers annually and the airport’s operators hope it will become a major hub in the region.

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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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