Uruguay, a small yet prosperous country sandwiched between Argentina and Brazil in the heart of South America. It’s European country, since the majority of its citizens are descended from Spanish and Italian immigrants, Spanish is the official language. Uruguay is more upscale with less poverty and contention than its neighbors. Montevideo seems safer than other South American capitals. The old city, Ciudad Vieja, has many regal buildings that are now museums, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants. For nature lovers, the Eastern everglades contain swamps, lagoons, marshes, and streams with hundreds of bird species. UNESCO declared the area a biosphere reserve. There are ample of canoeing and fishing opportunities in both Uruguay and Negro River.
White sandy beaches along the east of Montevideo, on the Atlantic Ocean side compose Uruguays version of the Italian and French Riviera. This coast stretches to the Brazilian border and holds some of the most impressive seaside resorts in South America. Colonia del sacramento is a coastal town just west of Montevideo and across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Amiable Colonia, a legacy of the Portuguese colony, is an amazing historical site from the 17th century. Its Barrio Historico district is ideal for a scenic walking tour to see the colonial houses lining the areas cobblestone streets. Uruguay may be small, but the country is big in sociability. The citizens enjoy welcoming visitors from cold climates all over the world who travel to their sunny shores.
Montevideo, the stylish capital of Uruguay, has a strong European feel to it. Founded in 1726 on an outcrop between the Rio del Plata and an inner bay; this area is still known as the Ciudad Vieja and is the area of main interest for visitors. hoppa.com offers convenience through pre-booked resort transfers, holiday taxis and shuttles.
Punta del Este is Uruguays most spectacular beach resort, with its yacht harbor and expensive hotels. There are two kinds of beaches, one at the ocean side and the other at the bay side. Each summer, this glamorous Atlantic town draws rich and famous tourists from Europe and South America. Apart form its fantastic beaches, the lively, stylish resort of Punta del Este has superb food and scenery. The area is clean and not too costly. All the Argentinean and Brazilian jet sets spend their summers (Dec. to March) there. The nightlife is amazing, 3 Casinos and beautiful people.
La Barra, East of Punta del Este, has good food, ice-cream, and beautiful beaches. A lot of the young people book holiday taxis to drive them out there at night for the nightlife. Jose Ignacio, which is about a 30 minute drive from Punta del Este, is a small town with great scenery. This is where many of the rich and famous have their summer places to get away from the Paparazzi and fans. There is not much to do except pay to climb a lighthouse to get a beautiful view of the Atlantic or lay on the beautiful beaches and work on your tan!