Uruguay, as South America’s smallest country is often overlooked, but it’s secret reveals a rich history against the backdrop of an elegant panorama.
Nestled on the banks of the Río de la Plata, Montevideo spreads through sandy beaches, shopping avenues, restaurants and numerous parks and plazas. A unique collection of styles ranging from colonial to Art Deco, makes Uruguay’s capital unrivaled in terms of architectural beauty and diversity. Whether you pay a visit to the museums or a lively street market, you will be immersed in Montevideo culture.
About a 3 hour drive west from Montevideo or a 1 hour hydrofoil crossing from Buenos Aires, Argentina is Colonia. Radiating with unspoiled charm, Colonia displays an amazingly preserved showcase of its 17th century Portuguese roots. Stroll into the Barrio Histórico, where flower-laden windowsills give way to historic churches from the 1680s, or wander past single-story homes from the days of Portuguese settlement. With a collection of shops, cafés and museums, you can’t help but lose yourself in the serenity of this romantic UNESCO World Heritage City gem.
A 2 hour drive east of Montevideo lies the resort town of Punta del Este, the premier destination among the elite. Attracting visitors to its beautiful beaches, stylish hotels, glitzy dining options, casinos and yacht clubs, summer finds Punta de Este its busiest months for those who wish to see and be seen, or simply soak in the radiant cosmopolitan energy. Continue little further east for the relaxed, tiny fishing village of José Ignacio, the premier getaway for the jetset. Defined by its boho-chic charm, José Ignacio offers its own share of restaurants, shops, and upscale contemporary properties.
This is our Alluring Uruguay, a dynamic haven to reveal a myriad of delights.