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Travel Articles: Uruguay
Boasting beautiful coastline, sand dunes, rolling grassland, gaucho culture, and a tradition of barbeque, Uruguay is one of South America's treasures. Still somewhat undiscovered by many tourists, now is the time to experience Uruguay at its truest! This small country nestled between Argentina and Brazil is a charming addition to any South American trip.
Argentina Here I Come!
The Four Faces of Uruguay: Interior, the Littoral, Greater Montevideo, and the Coast
Discover how much diversity this country truly has to offer travelers, despite its small size. Every region of Uruguay has its own unique characteristics - from bustling metropolitan areas to charming historic estancias. Travelers are certain to come back from their Uruguay trip with so many distinct experiences and lasting memories!
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching. While takingthe time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO destinations? There are so many possible combinations of places that are easy to see during one adventure, and we love customizing these fusion trips for our travelers! …
Every seasoned traveler realizes that there are just some details that are invaluable to know before departing on an adventure. Budgeting, weather, entry requirements - these are just a few of the things that are helpful to consider. We have answered some common questions in this Uruguay "Q&A" to better prepare our travelers for a smooth & enjoyable trip.
Surfs Up: La Pedrera, Uruguay
The sound of the ocean woke me at 6AM. The waves were pounding the beach so loudly that as I opened my eyes I would have thought the water was only a few feet away. In reality, I was cozy in our cabana at Pueblo Barrancas EcoLodge, tucked into the trees at least 100 meters from the beach. Ten stilted, quincha-roofed cabanas and 20 wall tents are …
A thin bar of sand separates the sea from a long circuit of shallow lagoons which serve as a sanctuary for marine life and birds along Uruguay's eastern shore. Today we drove from Jose Ignacio north to Laguna Rocha, a 72 square kilometer body of water that appears as an endless sheen of blue glass stretching across the horizon. With an average …
We traveled from Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, east toward the Atlantic Ocean. As we left the city and passed through suburbs and then smaller outlying towns, one thing struck me: there are no fences. There are no concrete walls shielding the houses from the street, there is no razor wire or broken glass trimming the perimeter of shops and …
Cerro Aconcagua: Defining Grandeur
Heading west on Ruta 7, we drove out of the pampas and vineyards of Mendoza and into the mountains. We passed the last vineyard and then entered a stunning red, orange and yellow limestone canyon. The Rio Mendoza, nearly completely dry at this time of year, snakes it's way through the narrow valley. We first stopped to see the "Arenas Amarillos", …
Save Money on Lipstick, Drink Malbec: The Beautiful Wine Country of Mendoza
Our first day on our Mendoza tour has been nothing short of perfect - we cooked a meal in a busy Argentine kitchen, toured the largest family winery in the country, mailed 3 cases of wine back to the US and ate more meat than I feel comfortable admitting.
There is a surprising abundance of trees, flowering bushes, tall grasses and expansive lush …
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