Uruguay Country Information

 
 
World Travel Guide   >   International Destinations   >   Uruguay

   
 

Uruguay Travel Information


Uruguay Flag Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay) is a country on the Atlantic Coast of South America. It shares a land border with Brazil is separated by the estuary of Rio de la Plata from Argentina.

As of 2009, the population of the country was estimated as 3,494,382. The capital, largest city, and chief port of the country is Montevideo, which has a population in excess of 1.3 million.

Uruguay Country Details


Country Name Uruguay
Political Status Country
Geographic Location South America
Flag Uruguay Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Montevideo


Web Sites about Uruguay


Here are some other web sites that may be useful::

Books about Uruguay


Here are some books about travel to Uruguay:

Disclosure: Products details and descriptions provided by Amazon.com. Our company may receive a payment if you purchase products from them after following a link from this website.

Uruguay (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Tim Burford

imusti
Paperback (400 pages)

Uruguay (Bradt Travel Guide)
List Price: $25.99*
Lowest New Price: $12.98*
Lowest Used Price: $12.58*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Bradt Travel Guides
Product Description:

They won the first soccer World Cup and there's a lot of beef raised on the pampa. That's all most people know about Uruguay. Bradt's Uruguay remains the only dedicated English-language guide to a country that's small yet bursting with character showing that the adventurous tourist can uncover much more. It provides in-depth coverage of the capital Montevideo, where the colonial Old City is being restored. There's also detailed information on the coastal city of Colonia (which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List) as well as Punta del Este, where the Buenos Aires beautiful crowd flocks to the beaches each summer. There's advice, too, for active travellers who can rattle their whips on cattle-ranching estancias and spin their sticks in a game of polo or two and for nature enthusiasts keen to watch wildlife in the western wetlands and birds in Cabo Polonio and Santa Teresa. Plus, the book investigates the Brazilian influences behind Uruguay's music and dance, and the country's Afro-Uruguayan culture, most noticeable in Carnaval.

Guru'Guay Guide to Montevideo, The
By Karen A Higgs

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (140 pages)

Guru Guay Guide to Montevideo, The
List Price: $5.80*
Lowest New Price: $5.80*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

The Guru’Guay Guide to Montevideo is the first REAL insider’s guide to Montevideo, capital of Uruguay, and still one of South America’s off-the-radar destinations. Up until now it's been virtually impossible to find a good guidebook on Uruguay. Why? Because they are written by people who fly in for a week and then leave. This guide is by a Spanish-speaking Brit, resident since 2000. While the guide focuses on Montevideo, it's indispensable for anyone visiting Uruguay.

Features in-depth information on:

LOGISTICS

  • flying into Uruguay, including a candid look at airlines to avoid
  • getting to (or from) Montevideo from Buenos Aires The fastest, cheapest and most leisurely routes
  • best time to visit and how long to stay Insights only a long-term resident can give
  • public holidays when Montevideo pretty much shuts down, so it's essential to know when they are and festivals you must not miss, like the mysterious Sea Goddess celebrations
  • best neighbourhoods to stay based on your personal preferences
  • architecturally-lovely accommodation Options for all pockets
  • personal safety Dispelling myths and tips specific to neighbourhoods
  • getting around on public transport like a local
  • driving and car rental The logic in seemingly erratic traffic patterns and driving habits
  • tipping demystified eg why you don't tip taxi drivers but do tip street parking attendants
  • money exchange including troubleshooting ATM withdrawals

THINGS TO DO

  • guided tours to wine, marijuana, soccer, carnival and more
  • great day trips, from UNESCO heritage site Colonia de Sacramento, to glitzy Punta del Este, to the Santa Lucia wetlands
  • architectural highlights in possibly the city with the biggest concentration of Art-deco after New York
  • art museums and underground art coops
  • beaches including which of the 10 is best for children, windsurf and boat rental, etc
  • shopping and buying original gifts Really. Ever heard of a guidebook that helps you with this thankless task?
  • shopping for wine-lovers Wow, right? Where to go to get expert advice and dah goods
  • why Carnival in Montevideo is so unique and where and when to track down the best (and worst) of carnival, even off-season
  • tango Here tango is something the locals do, it's not “for export”. One milonga, or dance salon, even takes place in a living room.
  • the best live music and live acts that Montevideo has to offer Tiny Uruguay has a huge share of highly talented musicians. Pay under 10 USD to see a world-class band in a tiny cafe.
  • gay Montevideo has a small but charming scene

FOOD & DRINK

  • what time the locals eat and how Uruguayans survive through to a 10pm dinnertime
  • street food
  • wine and craft beer from Uruguay are winning prizes internationally. The guide points you to which to try and why
  • restaurants for people desperate for gourmet and veggie options
  • restaurants for wine-lovers
  • historic cafes The most charming, and the grittiest

SOCIETY & CULTURE

  • history How did this tiny country get to be so progressive? Your burning questions answered.
  • the Uruguayan character, a chapter of entirely personal anecdotes that illustrate that Uruguayans (from presidents to petty thieves) are friendly and down-to-earth
  • expressions EVERYONE uses on the street and what they mean
  • films to watch, albums to listen to and books to read before you come
Fodor's Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-02-10
Paperback (496 pages)

Fodor s Argentina: with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia (Full-color Travel Guide)
List Price: $25.99*
Lowest New Price: $11.83*
Lowest Used Price: $10.50*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

From the scenic Mendoza wineries in the foothills of the Andes, to the cultural riches of Buenos Aires, to the gorgeous glacial terrain of Patagonia, Argentina offers experiences for all types of travelers. Whether they plan to marvel at the spectacular waterfalls of Iguazu Falls or dance the tango in a swanky nightclub, Fodor's Argentina helps travelers take in the most memorable sights and experiences of this culturally and geographically rich country.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on tango, Iguazu Falls, and wine
· Side Trips into Uruguay with Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Este
· Coverage of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, The Northwest, Mendoza and the Wine Regions, The Lake District, and Patagonia

Planning to focus on Buenos Aires? Check out Fodor's travel guide to Buenos Aires.
Moving to Uruguay
By Juan Ignacio Pita

Feeling Abroad
Paperback (136 pages)

Moving to Uruguay
List Price: $24.99*
Lowest New Price: $24.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Moving to Uruguay is full of first-hand information on what it’s really like to move to this small nation. Written from the perspective of an expat and a Uruguayan, it is bursting with need-to-know information, from big things like how to get a visa to smaller things, such as a breakdown of customs unique to Uruguay. The guide is laid out in an easy-to-read manner to avoid overwhelming the reader. We also provide links to useful websites and apps that Uruguayans themselves use to make their lives easier. Inside Moving to Uruguay: • Advice and references to help you decide if it is actually feasible to move. • Language and culture help to put you in the Uruguayan mindset. • A guide to expat renting and a breakdown of the different cities and neighbourhoods. • An introduction to the school system with details of different schools and créches. • Personal tips coming straight from our experience and mistakes. • Photos to show you day-to-day life in Uruguay. • A list of contacts for over 100 different hobbies to kick off your social life. • Over 30 categories full of relevant, up-to-date information. Written and researched by Claire O’Brien and Juan Ignacio Pita - Feeling Abroad
Uruguay Focus Guide, 2nd (Footprint Focus)
By Anna Maria Espater

Footprint Handbooks
Paperback (128 pages)

Uruguay Focus Guide, 2nd (Footprint Focus)
List Price: $11.95*
Lowest New Price: $10.73*
Lowest Used Price: $3.49*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:

Stroll around the World Heritage Site Colonia del Sacramento and you will feel like you have travelled back in time: 17th colonial buildings grace the historic section, while the lively modern town extends around a bay. Go by horseback across the country’s rolling hills and stay overnight at a country estate. From historic gems to thermal springs, from charming riverside towns to gorgeous beach resorts: Uruguay is ideal for adventurous and leisurely visitors alike. Footprintfocus Uruguay also features detailed coverage of Buenos Aires, the main gateway to the country, plus comprehensive listings on where to eat, sleep and have fun.

 

•          Essentials section with practical advice on getting there and around.

•          Covers Buenos Aires, the main gateway to the country.

•          Highlights map of Uruguay and Buenos Aires so you know what not to miss.

•          Detailed street maps for Montevideo, Buenos Aires and other important towns.

•          Slim enough to fit in your pocket.

 

Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Uruguay without weighing you down.

 

The content of the Footprintfocus Uruguay guide has been extracted from Footprint’s South America Handbook.

 

Fodor's Buenos Aires: with Side Trips to Iguazú Falls, Gaucho Country & Uruguay (Full-color Travel Guide)
By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2014-12-30
Paperback (320 pages)

Fodor s Buenos Aires: with Side Trips to Iguazú Falls, Gaucho Country & Uruguay (Full-color Travel Guide)
List Price: $19.99*
Lowest New Price: $10.00*
Lowest Used Price: $6.52*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

The most European of South America's capitals, Buenos Aires charms with its cobbled streets and wrought-iron balconies and dazzles with fast-paced tango dancing, thrilling soccer matches, and a seemingly endless array of eateries and nightclubs.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps 
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· In-depth breakout features on dance, Iguazu Falls, and cowboys
· Major sights such as Parque Tres de Febrero, Calle Museo Caminito, Plaza Dorrego, and Museo Evita
· Side Trips from Buenos Aires including Buenos Aires Province, Iguazu Falls, Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, and Punta del Este
· Coverage of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Gaucho Country, and Uruguay

Planning to visit more of Argentina? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Argentina.
Uruguay / Montevideo Travel Reference 1:800K/1:10K ITMB
By ITMB Publishing LTD

ITMB Publishing LTD
Map (2 pages)

Uruguay / Montevideo Travel Reference 1:800K/1:10K ITMB
List Price: $12.95*
Lowest New Price: $8.95*
Lowest Used Price: $12.55*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
Product Description:
This edition is significantly altered in its updated form to justify a fresh ISBN. Most of the changes are more technical than visual, although the style of the map appears different as a result. Most of the changes occur on the Montevideo side of the sheet, thanks to our reasonably recent visit to the city. Uruguay is one of those smallish but nice places to visit. The interior is mostly ranching country, but pleasant to see. Colonia, across from Buenos Aires, is well worth a visit and Punte del Este on the Atlantic shore is the local Miami Beach. For my money, the best thing about Montevideo is the old Coca Cola fountain shop right out of the 1920s. It s like moving back in time!
Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Sandra Bao, Gregor Clark, Brian Kluepfel & Carolyn McCarthy

imusti
Paperback (1104 pages)

Lonely Planet South America on a shoestring (Travel Guide)
List Price: $29.99*
Lowest New Price: $15.10*
Lowest Used Price: $16.99*
Usually ships in 24 hours*
*(As of 05:56 Pacific 25 Mar 2017 More Info)


Click Here
  • Lonely Planet
Product Description:

#1 best-selling guide to South America *

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to skip, what hidden discoveries await you, and how to optimize your budget for an extended continental trip. Drift between river towns in the Amazon, shake it in Rio de Janeiro or hustle for traditional crafts in Ecuador all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of South America and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, lifestyle, arts, religion, outdoor activities, cuisine, sports, environment, politics
  • Over 170 maps
  • Covers Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out Lonely Planet Argentina, Brazil or Chile & Easter Island, our most comprehensive guides that cover South America's top sights and offbeat experiences.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Sandra Bao, Celeste Brash, Gregor Clark, Alex Egerton, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Paul Smith, Phillip Tang, Lucas Vidgen

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

*Best-selling guide to South America. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA.


Discuss Travel to Uruguay


Please share your comments about travel to Uruguay:

   

 
      World Travel Guide



Facts
Capitals



Regions
African Countries
American Countries
Asian Countries
Australasian/Pacific Countries
European Countries
Middle Eastern Countries



Travel Resources
Books
Car Rentals
Flights
Hotels
Luggage
Magazines



Countries & International Destinations
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
BIOT
Bolivia
Bosnia
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo-Brazzaville
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
North Korea
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Pitcairn Islands
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Réunion
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
São Tomé and Príncipe
Samoa
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
South Georgia
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthélemy
St. Helena
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Martin
St. Pierre and Miquelon
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
UAE
Uganda
UK
Ukraine
Uruguay
US Virgin Islands
USA
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Note: Our company does NOT provide travel, vacation, hotel, car rental services or associated products or services. Any links (including but not limited to banners, text links, or search forms) to such items on this web site are adverts from third parties. Sorry we can NOT answer questions about these types of products or services.

Unless specifically noted on the page in question, our company is NOT associated with attractions or places of interest that may be described on this website. In such cases, we have often provided links to the official sites where possible, or other third party sites containing useful information, purely as a courtesy and for informational purposes only.

All information about attractions, places of interest, travel destinations, travel services, etc., was believed to be correct at the time it was prepared, but may be change at any time. Readers are advised to check with their travel agent, travel provider, or the attraction operator, for current information.


Copyright © 2010-2017, Answers 2000 Limited

CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE COMES FROM AMAZON SERVICES LLC. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.
CERTAIN CONTENT THAT APPEARS ON THIS SITE,COMES FROM AMAZON EU S. r.l. THIS CONTENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR REMOVAL AT ANY TIME.

Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

Our sites use cookies, some of which may already be set on your computer. Use of our site constitutes consent for this. For details, please see Privacy.

Contact Us   Privacy   Terms of Use   Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures

In Association With Amazon.com
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
In Association With Amazon.co.uk
Answers 2000 Limited is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
All trademarks are property of their respective owners.
All third party content and adverts are copyright of their respective owners.

Some graphics on our web sites are Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Hemera Technologies Inc., and used under license. All such pictures are provided for viewing purposes only and are not to be saved or downloaded. All such pictures of recognizable individuals are models and used for illustrative purposes only, and not meant to imply any association or endorsement of said individual with any product or service.