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Go glamping: Uruguay travel

Visiting Uruguay may not be top of your to do list, but it needs to be. Sat right between two major players in Latin American travel, Uruguay may be one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to holiday destinations. Many travelers head directly for neighboring Brazil or Argentina, which we would say is their loss; travel to Uruguay for vacation and discover a hidden gem in South America. Uruguay offers visitors a range of experiences, with jaw-dropping landscapes from its beaches to the more rural interior. Uruguay is relatively still undiscovered by the masses but is slowly starting to receive the recognition it deserves. A modern and stable country, safe and culturally sophisticated, Uruguay opens its arms to visitors and offers vacations full of uncensored moments and authentic experiences. When planning trips to South America, Uruguay is a must. There’s plenty of things to do in Montevideo, the capital, to keep busy, while beautiful Colonia and the legendary nightlife of Punta del Este provide the perfect contrast to the capital. Visit some of the best beaches in South America, go whale watching and spot southern right whales, killer whales, and dolphins, or head inland to the hot springs of the Río Uruguay, or horseback riding through the plains of the interior. All of the top Uruguay tourism attractions have a common thread, which is nature. So much of what there is to do and see in Uruguay is outdoors, it only makes sense to go glamping in Uruguay. Glamping Uruguay holidays will take you to some truly spectacular destinations. Find the best places in Uruguay for your family beach holidays, South America honeymoon, or trip with friends with Glamping Hub and enjoy a unique and relaxing Uruguay travel experience. There are so many places in South America that are top holiday destinations, but we hope you’ll take some time to visit Uruguay.

Places to visit in South America: Uruguay beaches

Travel South America and you’ll be hard pressed to find beaches as pristine and uncrowded as the beaches in Uruguay are. When planning your South America vacations, you may not immediately think of Uruguay beaches, perhaps maybe Brazil or Colombia, but if you’re searching for the best places to visit in South America and love the beach, Uruguay is the place for you. Montevideo beach options are fantastic to have when you’re staying in the city, but if you’re looking for the best beach vacations, there are many more Uruguay beaches to choose from. From places like luxury Punta del Este beaches to areas like the remote Cabo Polonio, Uruguay has plenty of options for beach vacations. Punta del Este is probably the most popular beach vacation destination in Uruguay. Here is where all the stars and celebrities come to spend the summer and you’ll find a luxurious, bohemian atmosphere here. Brava Beach is one of the most famous beaches here, extending over eight kilometers with plenty of places to rent equipment for surfing and more watersports. You’ll also find spots to eat and sun loungers and umbrellas for rent, but get there early if you want to get one. At the southern end of the beach is where you’ll find The Mano, a giant hand sculpture with the fingertips reaching out of the sand. Punta del Este’s other well-known beach is Playa Mansa. Here is a calmer beach with smaller crowds, but some of the most beautiful sunsets in Uruguay. Punta del Diablo is another one of our must-see places in Uruguay. Playa del Rivero is quiet and undeveloped, is a surf beach with waves perfect for surfing all year long. Here is one of our top family beach vacations in Uruguay, clean, with lifeguards on duty during the summer, and plenty of places to find food and drink. On the other end of this beach is Santa Teresa National Park. Camping in Uruguay here along the coast is a great way to explore the 3,000 hectares of park, with kilometers of hiking trails, hidden beaches, campgrounds, and the ruins of an 18th-century fort. More of the best beaches in Uruguay include Piriapolis, Cabo Polonio, La Esmeralda, La Pedrera, Costa Azul, and Punta Ballena. For your next beach vacation getaways, make sure to put Uruguay on your list and go glamping. Punta del Este, La Pedrera, it doesn’t matter where you go beach camping, Uruguay and its coast are sure to delight. Find the Uruguay vacation rentals for your next beach getaway with Glamping Hub.

Places to visit in Uruguay

Of course, the beach is not the only option when it comes to planning South America holidays in Uruguay. Visit the city of Colonia del Sacramento on the east bank of the Río de la Plata and be transported back in time. Founded by the Portuguese in 1680, Colonia del Sacramento is one of Uruguay’s oldest towns. This picturesque town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its Barrio Histórico is full of colonial-era cobblestone streets, rows of sycamores, and a riverfront destination that is hard to beat. Montevideo, the capital, is a relaxed but metropolitan city. Colonial architecture rubs shoulders an urban downtown and long stretches of coast. It’s a very walkable city with attractions including neighborhoods like Ciudad Vieja and Barrio Sur, the Mercado del Puerto, and of course the many beaches in Montevideo. Food and wine connoisseurs will be delighted when they visit Uruguay. Uruguay has four key wine regions with a small, but blossoming wine industry. Sample the fruity, tannin-high Tannat, Uruguay’s star grape as you visit wineries like Bodega Bouza in Canelones or Bodega Garzon near Jose Ignacio. Many may also not know that Uruguay is one of the world’s prime beef exporters; here, grass-fed cattle is the narm, and cow farms stretch across the lush pastures of the interior. But that’s not all. From trekking with gauchos (cowboys) in Tacuarembo to kitesurfing at Laguna Garzon, hot air ballooning over vineyards or surfing the waves at Punta del Diablo, Uruguay is here for the best holidays in South America.

When to visit Uruguay

Wondering when to visit Uruguay? Uruguay’s climate is fairly mild all year long; over the course of the year, the temperature rarely drops below 36°F or above 89°F. Summer, from November to February, is peak season with temperatures around 72° to 84°F and is when many things on the coast are open, or at full capacity. However, the winter, spring, and fall, have their advantages as well. Visit the rest of the year and find lower prices and zero crowds! May to August are the coldest months in Uruguay, but still with an average daily high temperature around 55°F.