"Don't skip over it!" Top 5 Page for this destination Uruguay by Marie-France
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I was in Argentina for 2 months last winter, and decided to spend 10 days in Uruguay.
A three hours ferry ride from Buenos Aires is Colonia, a quaint 17th century colonial town full of history and great food. Many people make it a short day trip from B.A., but Colonia is worth at least two days to really appreciate its peaceful and relaxed atmosphere.
Here are some notes from my travel journal:
"What can I say? Wow! I've already extended my stay until Friday morning!! :-) "
"In a nutshell: the history and charm of Quebec city, the small town feeling of Fussen or Hallstatt, and the climate of central California!"
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Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, is only a few hours away by bus from Colonia. It shares a lot with Buenos Aires, but on a much smaller scale.
East of Montevideo, a string of beaches extends all the way to Brazil. These draw crowds of holidaying Uruguayans and Argentinians during the summer. I stopped in Piriapolis for a few days and made a quick side trip to Punta del Este. Piriapolis is a busy family resort, probably similar to what Fort Lauderdale looked like in the seventies, while Punta is an upscale resort with a "French Riviera" feel.
- Pros:Good food, friendly people, short distances
- Cons:can't think of any...
- In a nutshell:Worth a few days of exploration
Colonia's old town is a peninsula jutting out into the Rio de la Plata, so it has water on every side but one! Walk... more travel advice
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