Wedged like a grape between Brazil’s gargantuan thumb and Argentina’s long forefinger, Uruguay has always been something of an underdog. Yet after two centuries living in the shadow of its neighbors, South America’s smallest country is finally getting a little well-deserved recognition. Progressive, stable, safe and culturally sophisticated, Uruguay offers visitors opportunities to experience everyday ‘not made for tourists’ moments, whether caught in a cow-and-gaucho (cowboy) traffic jam on a dirt road to nowhere or strolling with maté-toting locals along Montevideo’s beachfront.

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Beauty beaches

Best Places to Visit in Uruguay

One of the safest countries on the continent, Uruguay’s sophisticated cities are fascinating to explore as delightful colonial-era centers, pulsating tango clubs and a wide range of historic and cultural landmarks entice you onwards. The beautiful beaches that border ...


Uruguayan Food

Chivito The  chivito is as ubiquitous as hamburgers in the USA (and Uruguay for that matter) — every restaurant serves them in one form or another. Most offer at least two or three different versions, with a varying degree ...

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