Introducing Eastern Uruguay
This is Uruguay’s playground (and also, to an extent, Brazil’s, Chile’s, Mexico’s, Spain’s etc) – a long stretch of beaches all the way from Montevideo to the Brazilian border offering something for everyone – surfers, party animals, nature freaks and family groups.
Conflicts between Spain and Portugal, then between Argentina and Brazil, left eastern Uruguay with historical monuments such as the fortresses of Santa Teresa and San Miguel. The interior’s varied landscape of palm savannas and marshes is rich in bird life.
In the peak of summer, prices skyrocket and these towns seriously pack out. The rest of the year you might have them to yourself.
Last updated: Apr 1, 2009