Uruguay Travel Guide
Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America and boasts beautiful beaches and a spectacular coast. This destination is no longer a hidden away destination, more and more people are visiting every year and it is easy to see why. There is a laid back culture, beautiful nature, wildlife, tasty local cuisine and lots of activities like surfing.
Activities & Things to Do in Uruguay
Travel to Uruguay
View our comprehensive Uruguay travel and backpacking guide with tips, ideas for the best things to see and do and information about itineraries, costs, how to save money, and more!
Our destination guide aims to give you all the information you need to have an amazing experience in this amazing country. Find affordable travel and backpacking ideas with advice for amazing things to do and how you can be more than just your average traveller. You can also get recommendations for budget travel tips, where to stay and advice how to stay safe.
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- Capital - Montevideo (1,320,000 approx)
- Currency - Uruguayan peso (UYU)
- Population - 3,387,000 (approx)
- Language - Spanish + Portuñol + Brasilero
- International Dailing Code +598
- Country Area - 176,000 km2
Weather & Best Time to Visit
Uruguay has a warm climate all year round, it very rarely gets extremely hot in summer or cold in winter. This is a year round destination, there is no best time to visit.
- Summer: December to March
- Winter: June to September
- Spring: September to December
- Autumn: March to June
Entry & Visa Requirements
If you are an EU citizen you will only need a valid passport to enter Uruguay on arrival you will just need to complete an entry card and you can stay up to 90 days.
Top Reasons to Visit Uruguay
- Very good value for money
- A lot safer than nearby countries like Brazil
- Amazing beaches
- Exotic wildlife
- Friendly people
Best Places to Visit in Uruguay
- Laguna Garzon
- Cabo Polonia
- Punta del Este
- Colonia del Sacramento
Uruguay Travel Tips
Uruguay is a an excellent destination in terms of accommodation, eating out and sightseeing. Your biggest cost will be getting there, flights to Montevideo are not cheap due to the remote location of the country.