Uruguay – the perfect vacation destination
Uruguay is situated in South America, directly on the Atlantic Ocean and between Brasil and Argentina. On its small area Uruguay offers for every taste and wish of vacations the suitable coverage; beach-, horseback riding-, culture- and countryside vacation. Particularly the capital Montevideo is an popular destination. The city amongs to the ten most secured cities of Latin America.
The diversified landscape changed within few kilometer and enamored with dream sceneries and a soft hilly interior. The Atlantic Ocean and the Río de la Plata awaits you with miles long white sand beaches and on the lagoons and rivers you can find partly pristine beaches. In Uruguay we can find plenty protected landscapes. Big parts of this areas are only accessible by walk or by horses, wherefor here had developed a speciose animal- and particular bird life. Black neck swans, Flamingos, Nandús, Capybaras and one of the biggest colony of sea lions you can experience on our observation tours from very near.
history and cultural heritage
With Uruguay we combine Mate, Gauchos, Asado, Tango and football. The humans are very friendly and the quality of life is high. In the cities especially in Colonia del Sacramento you can immerge in the history of the country. Numerous of museums, the old city wall and city gates, magnificent buildings, romantic patios and many more relicts from yesteryears reflect the cultural heritage of the country on an impressive way. In Montevideo you can find colonial buildings besides modern architecture. The spirit of the authentic Tango you can experience on the streets and in typical bars. In the heartland you can experience ancient customs of the Gauchos. Especially popular is the „La Fiesta de la Patria Gaucha“. Every March this festival attract thousands of people with its big parade, competions, live music, dance and traditional Asado.
Eating and Drinking
The uruguayan cuisine is coined by an high consumption of meat. The national dish is Asado (BBQ) and the national drink is Mate. People drinking Mate at any time of the day. On the streets, in the bus, in the car, on the beach, in the park – anywhere you can see people with the Mate in the hand and the thermos flask under the arm. Uruguay produced moreover high quality wines and olive oils (more details behold travelogue).