Uruguay is a country that is called the "Swiss of South America" because of its prosperity. It is a country that by many standards of living standards stands out among the first in the world.
This country was once the best kept secret in South America, with a few Argentines, Brazilians, Chileans and other peoples who knew how to enjoy pristine beaches, cities with a good atmosphere, food and nightlife. After the fall of the national currency, Uruguay becomes much more accessible and people become curious. They came and fell in love with him.
Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Este and Montevideo have long awaited their well-deserved popularity. Other destinations, such as Punta del Diablo and Maldonado, have retained their charm, but are no longer as undiscovered gems as they once were.
The capital is Montevideo - the jewel of South America. At the same time lavish in its colonial heritage, but also modern. All football fans will be delighted by the famous stadium where the World Cup was played for the first time.
With numerous beaches, elegant seaside houses, yacht marinas, high-rise apartment buildings, expensive hotels and elite restaurants, Punta del Este is one of the most glamorous resorts in South America and therefore the most expensive place in Uruguay. The paparazzi work full time here. Punta is full of big names, such as Ralph Lauren, Zinedine Zidane and James Hetfield.
This trip is ideal to try the finest and cheapest steak, which is not surprising considering the interesting statistics that the number of cattle here is four times higher than the number of inhabitants of the country. Uruguayans are widely known for their exceptional education, the most modest president in the world, Jose Mujica, their atheism on the Catholic continent and even the legalization of cannabis.
If you visit Mercado del Puerto, it will be an ideal place to try pariah, Uruguayan barbecue. If you are already used to the exceptional quality of beef from Uruguay and Argentina, here you will find meat of excellent quality. Medio y Medio, half sparkling wine and half white wine, is a local drink and goes great with pariah.
Since Uruguay is the most famous for its beaches, most tourists visit it during the summer. And don’t forget that the seasons are reversed relative north hemispehe - when it's summer here, it's winter there.
Fantastic sandy beaches, numerous resorts, hospitable hosts, vineyards and picturesque architecture of Uruguayan cities will delight anyone who intends to spend a vacation in this location.