Getting Around

Walking is enjoyable in compact Colonia, but motor scooters, bicycles and gas-powered buggies are popular alternatives. Thrifty rents everything from high-quality bikes to scooters to golf carts. Several other agencies rent cars and motorbikes near the bus and ferry terminals, including Multicar, Motorent, Punta Car, Avis and Europcar. The last two offer one-way car rentals between Colonia and Montevideo.

Local COTUC buses go to the beaches and bullring at Real de San Carlos (UR$25) from along Av General Flores.