Atlantic Coast (Cabo Polonio, Chuy, La Paloma, Punta del Diablo, Piriapolis, Punta del Este)
great beach resorts fronting the Atlantic and a land crossing to Brazil
 Rio de la Plata (Montevideo, Colonia)
the capital city, old colonial magnificence and a ferry crossing to Argentina
 Northern Interior (Salto, Tacuarembo)
Gaucho culture, land crossings to Argentina and citrus growing
 Central Interior (Durazno)
agriculture, huge dams on the Rio Negro and land crossings to Brazil


  • Montevideo
  • Punta del Este
  • Colonia (Colonia del Sacramento) - a well preserved old colonial town and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Piriapolis
  • Chuy - Right on the border with Brazil
  • Durazno
  • La Paloma
  • Paysandu
  • Salto

Other destinations

Beaches on the Atlantic Ocean:

  • Cabo Polonio
  • Fortaleza de Santa Teresa
  • Punta del Diablo

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Uruguay - Travel guide


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