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    Uruguay Holidays

    Uruguay lies between Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north and enjoys a south Atlantic Ocean coastline. Uruguay holidays hold the promise of a wealth of activities, which is interesting considering it is the second smallest country in South America.

    The landscape features mostly rolling plains and low hill ranges (cuchillas) with a fertile coastal lowland. A dense fluvial network covers the country, consisting of four river basins, or deltas: the Río de la Plata, the Uruguay River, the Laguna Merín and the Río Negro. The major internal river is the Río Negro (Black River).

    For its size there are incredibly 10 national parks in Uruguay: There are five in the wetland areas of the east, three in the central hill country and one in the west along the Rio Uruguay.

    About half of the country's population lives in the Montevideo metro area and a strip of sprawl reaching east to Punta del Este. The rest are distributed among the small towns, farms, and ranches in the interior.

    The capital of Montevideo is home to nearly h.....

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    Uruguay Holidays

    Uruguay lies between Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north and enjoys a south Atlantic Ocean coastline. Uruguay holidays hold the promise of a wealth of activities, which is interesting considering it is the second smallest country in South America.

    The landscape features mostly rolling plains and low hill ranges (cuchillas) with a fertile coastal lowland. A dense fluvial network covers the country, consisting of four river basins, or deltas: the Río de la Plata, the Uruguay River, the Laguna Merín and the Río Negro. The major internal river is the Río Negro (Black River).

    For its size there are incredibly 10 national parks in Uruguay: There are five in the wetland areas of the east, three in the central hill country and one in the west along the Rio Uruguay.

    About half of the country's population lives in the Montevideo metro area and a strip of sprawl reaching east to Punta del Este. The rest are distributed among the small towns, farms, and ranches in the interior.

    The capital of Montevideo is home to nearly half of Uruguay’s population. Montevideo is a vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life. Stretching 20 kilometres from east to west, the city wears many faces, from its industrial port to the exclusive beachside suburb of Carrasco near the airport. In the historic downtown business district, Art Deco and neoclassical buildings jostle for space alongside grimy, worn-out skyscrapers that appear airlifted from Havana, while to the southeast the shopping malls and modern high-rises of beach communities such as Punta Carretas and Pocitos bear more resemblance to Miami or Copacabana. Music, theatre and the arts abound here, from elegant older theatres and intimate little tango bars to modern beachfront discos. There is a strong international flavour, thanks to the many foreign cultural centres.

    The remainder of the population are distributed among the small towns, farms, and ranches in the interior.

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    Capital City

    Montevideo

    Languages

    Spanish

    Currency

    Uruguayan peso

    Time Difference (GMT) - 4 hours

    Climate & average temperatures

    Uruguay
    Months J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Temp °C 22 21 20 16 12 10 10 10 12 14 17 20
    Rain mm 70 60 90 90 80 80 70 70 70 60 70 70
    Airlines

    Iberia, British Airways, Air France

    Flight time from UK

    16 hours

     
    Visa requirements

    Not with a UK passport

    Health requirements

    Contact your GP for information


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    Key features of this accommodation...

    la posada del faro
    Mediterranean-style boutique hotel overlooking the beach in the fashionable Uruguayan village of Jose Ignacio
    15 rooms, Horse riding, tennis, birdwatching, fishing & whale watching (March-October), Surfing, windsurfing & kayaking

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