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I understand January through February is a peak season for long-distance bus transportation in "Southern Cone" - I take it as Argentina, Uruguay and Brasil.
As I do not understand Spanish that much and thus will not book buses online in advance to my upcoming trip, if any, how soon do you think I can travel from Montevideo to Asuncion by bus when I just arrive at Montevideo and try to book bus at a bus operator kiosk right away?
I hope I will not need to wait for a week before leaving Montevideo!
Could someone please recomend me a nice place to experience horse riding in Uruguay?
I'm not interested in all fancy places where horses are merchandice and people are just money sources.
Thank you in advance for your recomendations!
I have read about crossing the border into Brazil from Chuy in Uruguay but wanted to get some advice on what happens if you are on an international bus?
I want to go from Punta Del Este to Porto Alegre or even backtrack and go from Montevideo to Porto Alegre on the one bus, but I cant find any information anywhere on what happens if you are on an international bus and the immigration side of things. Logic says that you would have to stop at the border but i dont know if they wait or how it all works.
Does the international bus stop automatically at the border crossing anyway and then do they wait for patrons to get an exit stamp and then you cross to the Brazilian side and they check your visa and then board the bus again to be on your way?
Or do you make your own way by bus to the border crossing, get the exit stamp, cross the border and then organise a bus for th... more »
Am curently in Argentina ,if someones know if i can take some dollars from ATM machine in Montevideo from my bank account where belong to europe so the money of the account is on € euros ,can i have money to dollars?and what is the daily limit .
I'm planning a football-themed trip to South America, and am looking for quirky, themed (best of all FOOTBALL themed) hotels and restaurants to visit and stay. Yes I'm a wacky football fanatic :)
I've done lots of trawling through Google but am drawing a bit of a blank :( Can anyone help me?
We are planning on spending a few days in Uruguay (entering from Argentina) and wondering about where to spend New Year's Eve. We are a family with two kids so not looking for for the mega-rumba but would still like to have a good time celebrating the New Year. Suggestions?
Myself and girlfriend are looking to spend Christmas in Uruguay we will have been travelling for ten months around that time and have a little bit of a splurge. By renting an apartment and hiding our backpacks for 5 days. We have been looking at Montivedio but unsure if this would be the best place.
We would like the best of both worlds quiet but with a few small bars close by should we want to venture out for a drink or two.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated on locations or apartments to rent would be even better.
ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT URUGUAY? JUST ASK...
ALGUNA PREGUNTA SOBRE URUGUAY? SOLO PREGUNTE...
I'm visiting Uruguay for 3 weeks across Christmas and New Year but none of the posadas i have contacted can confirm whether or not there are buses running on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. It's not clear from the Tres Cruces website either.
Specifically just need to know whether i'd be able to travel in and out of Cabo Polonio from La Pedrera and to Punta del Diablo in that period before i can confirm accommodation.
Thanks for any info you can help with !
Is there a black market for dollars like there is in Argentina? Are US dollars the best currency to take in? How about Euros?
Are the hostel/hotel safety boxes reliable?
Is Uruguay more expensive than Argentina? Looking at accommodation it appears so??
Are there frequent ferries across to Uruguay from Buenos Aires? Can you just roll up & get on a ferry or do you have to book...days in advance.?
Is there anything nice about Punta del Este? Apart from all the glamour? Another Gold Coast.....which I could happily skip. How about Punta del Diablo?
Is there good & safe night life in Montevideo?
**Options to transfer form Airport or return**
You have 4 options :
1) ****SHUTTLE (SHARED)****
you will find a office inside the airport hall exit.
(Minimum 4 passangers)
Prices in $ Uruguayan Pesos / U$S American Dollars (Aprox)
Montevideo $250 / U$S 13 per passenger.
Punta del Este U$S 30 per passenger (Only in American Dollars).
2)Airport Taxi up to 3 passenger (is the same company than the shuttle)
Centro $ 1100 / U$S 55
Ciudad Vieja $ 1200 / U$S 60
Piriápolis$ 3900 / U$S 195
Punta del Este $ 5200 / U$S 260
3) ***Airport Transfers Companies (we call Remises)***
They have a flate Rate to Montevideo U$S 40 (Us Dollars)
This option is more cheaper than the airport taxi, but you have to pre-book online or by phone.
List of most used and the have a flate rates:
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I am planning to hit Punta del Diablo in December for few days and continue to Rio de Janeiro from there. Could anyone advice me, what would be the eastiest route to take in this case? Are there bus connections from Chuy to Rio? Or would it be better to first travel south to Montevideo/Buenos Aires and take a plane/bus from there?
Thank you for your answers already in advance!
Can anyone share insights on the sailing scene in Uruguay? I'm visiting in January and would like to find a friendly marina or yacht club. Crew looking for boat.
I just learnt an interesting fact about Cognac, cheers!
Juanicó – It’s kind of fun to find out little interesting tidbits of history as you travel around. For example, did you know that France was in such bad shape during World War II that they turned to Uruguay for help? At the time, Uruguay was a country that had been built up by many wealthy European expats, and they lent a hand to the French people in the form of food (primarily beef), wool, timber and agricultural products. Unable to repay its debt directly, the French government showed up in 1946 and built this amazing 2,000 acre gravity fed winery – an architectural curiosity (take away the red roof in the picture, which is a very recent addition, and it looks a bit like a giant concrete UFO on stilts), showed the Uruguayans how to make wine and how to distill the wine to make… Cognac. And yes, Cognac, a controlled appellati... more »
Hi guys & girls. Think I posted original post in wrong place!!
Am after the best guide book on Uruguay? The Lonely Planet one is oooold! Does the new Argentina one have much on Uruguay? Is the Footprint one on Uruguay any good? Want something up to date.
Beaches in Uruguay: How good are they? I'm from Aussie...so the beaches have to be pretty spectacular to impress me. I'd like to spend a few days at a place that's a little alternative, good vibes, not touristy....& a pretty beach.
Which city or town would be the best, safest, & fun place to spend a bit of time in?
Any suggestions on language schools here? Are they cheaper than in Argentina?
Where is the cheapest place to ferry across from Argentina to Uruguay?
Anything I shouldn't miss in Uruguay?
Be grateful for any info you may have. (I like personal opinions.)
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