South America on a Shoestring - Uruguay (PDF Chapter)

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The excellent hostel scene, extensive bus network, good restaurants and abundant campsites make Uruguay a backpacker’s dream. Even world-class destinations such as Colonia del Sacramento and Punta del Este offer abundant cheap sleeps in all but the absolute peak periods.

  • get snap-happy on the picturesque cobbled streets of Colonia del Sacramento
  • maps
  • catch a wave or a beachside bonfire in Punta del Diablo, way up near the Brazilian border
  • transport
  • get those hips moving to the candombe rhythm at Montevideo’s Carnaval party
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, Carmelo, Mercedes, Paysandú, Salto, Tacuarembó & around, Piriápolis & around, Punta del Este, Cabo Polonio, Punta del Diablo, Parque Nacional Santa Teresa, Understand Uruguay, Uruguay Today, History, Culture, Sports, Arts, Cuisine, Environment, Survival Guide, When to Go, Connections, Essential Food & Drink, Fast Facts, Exchange Rates, Set Your Budget, Resources.

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