Activities in Uruguay

Places of Interest

Below you will find a few of the many attractions Uruguay has to offer for your holiday.

Cabo Polonio sunset Uruguay

East coast beaches of Uruguay

Uruguay’s 660km of white sand coastline, capes and dunes are almost completely deserted and unspoiled.

Drive north past Punta del Este and into more remote areas for wild and beautiful coast.

The fishing village of José Ignacio is the new up-and-coming place to stay, while La Pedreda calls to surfers, kite-surfers and eco-travellers.

Cabo Polonio is another old fishing village now turned eco/hippy resort. It’s basic with little electricity, but has a huge sea lion colony, peaceful waters to swim in and beautiful sunsets and clear skies for star gazing.

Further up, Punta del Diablo has more of a nightime scene as well as good swimming beaches.

Lighthouse and street sign Colonia Uruguay

Colonia, Uruguay

A famous former Portuguese colonial outpost, Colonia is a step into a bygone age. Wander slowly past old and pretty colonial buildings, set in picturesque, quiet streets

There are two or three good restaurants to try, a couple of small museums worth a visit and you can swim in the refreshing Rio de la Plata river.

El Buen Suspiro (the good whisper) is Colonia’s most famous street. Some say its name derives from the enticing whispers of the prostitutes that worked here, others that it was the last breath of animals that were slaughtered here.

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