What to do and see in Uruguay: The Best Places and Tips

November 8, 2017 Chanda Heide

Uruguay from South America region, is best know for Piers & Boardwalks. Discover best things to do in Uruguay with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Rambla de Montevideo

Montevideo, Uruguay +598 2710 1089
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Rambla de Montevideo

Reviewed By Peter D - Belgium

Long stretch along the coast. Broad pavement for walking and cycling. Locals enjoying the sun or catching fish. Many benches to rest and watch the world go by.

2. Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

Punta Ballena | 13 km away from Punta del Este, Punta del Este 20003, Uruguay +598 4257 8041
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

Once the home of celebrated Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, this eye-catching seaside Mediterranean-style structure is today a modern art museum.

Reviewed By annarc6 - Philadelphia, New York

Such a gorgeous white structure. The art work wasn’t to my liking but I enjoyed the short film on the life of the owner. The coffee shop was quite good. This is an amazingly large and interesting building.

3. Pizzorno Family Estates

Ruta 32, Km 23 | Cont. Camino Mendoza, Las Piedras 90000, Uruguay +598 2368 9601
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5 based on 388 reviews

Pizzorno Family Estates

Pizzorno Family is the fourth generation to continue with the same love and respect for nature that started over century ago. Carlos continues with the same love and respect for nature and carries on a family legacy that hasn't lost a single element of that fine wine tradition and that has adapted to our times with the most advanced techniques in cultivating the vines, elaborating wine and searching for enologist excellence. Having reconverted both vineyards and winery Pizzorno Family Wines truly represent a rich and prosperous land. Today Carlos Pizzorno has the leadership of a family that has believed in that land and through the years worked arduous and passionately for their wines.

Reviewed By olivia_davis73

I loved my visit here, it was the highlight of my trip & I would love to come back. Our guides were very friendly & incredibly knowledgeable & understandably proud of their wine & their work. The wine was delicious & like nothing I'd tasted before, the vineyard beautiful & the tasting room very pretty & comfotable. I highly recommend taking the time to visit!

4. Bodega Boutique El Legado

Ramal ruta 97, Carmelo 70100, Uruguay +598 98 307 193
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5 based on 227 reviews

Bodega Boutique El Legado

Reviewed By Y1964oung - Gunnison, Colorado

What an amazing experience. Sebastian was an excellent host and teacher. They are open from 11-8 (ignore google’s hours). I am a Californian and this is some of the best red wine we have tasted. We encourage you to linger over your three glasses of...MoreMuchas Gracias por sus comentarios, nos alegramos mucho que hayan disfrutado su experiencia en nuestra bodega. Siempre bienvenidos Saludos Bernardo

5. Barrio Historico

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay +598 94 316 448
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Barrio Historico

This historic section of town takes you back to the 17th and 18th centuries, with an array of interesting museums, an historic lighthouse and Uruguay’s oldest church.

Reviewed By R_A617 - Ayr, United Kingdom

A perfect place to wander on a warm afternoon. Old buildings, quirky little side streets. Even in the summer holiday season we were surprised that it was relatively quiet when we visited. A piece of helpful advice - apparently it is very popular at weekends with visitors from Buenos Aires so best not to visit then.
The older streets are very uneven for walking - not just normal cobbles!

6. Mirador Punta Ballena

Excellent
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4.5 based on 808 reviews

Mirador Punta Ballena

Reviewed By DDCArgentina - Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

The views from here are amazing and if you manage to go by when the artisans are out, the shopping is fun too. And on the weekends you'll find amazing parapenting/hangliders to color the skies and make use of the quite strong winds that blow through.

7. Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
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4.5 based on 536 reviews

Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

Reviewed By luizacerioli - Porto Alegre, RS

going to the lighthouse is a must do experience in Cabo Polonio. It's very cheap and not impossible to go up, but a bit claustrophobic. Anyways, great view and you can see all the village and the sea lions.

8. Playa de Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio 20402, Uruguay
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4.5 based on 451 reviews

Playa de Jose Ignacio

Reviewed By BushFreak - Johannesburg

This is not a big party town. It is small and quiet and quaint. Nice restaurants and amazing Beaches that stretch for kilometers in both directions. We are returning for a longer relaxing stay.

9. Santa Teresa National Park

Ruta 9 km 300, Rocha 27000, Uruguay +598 4477 2101
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4.5 based on 270 reviews

Santa Teresa National Park

Incredible bush next to the sea.

Reviewed By brunita2015 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

its a reall paradise.!!!!!full of green, all kind of plants, and a very good beach!! There is a camping . Paraiso!! imperdible si estas viajanndo por Uruguay. Hay camping .

10. Fortaleza Santa Teresa

Parque Nacional Santa Teresa, Chuy 27100, Uruguay +598 4477 2101
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4.5 based on 197 reviews

Fortaleza Santa Teresa

Reviewed By In4itt - Montevideo, Uruguay

The fort is impressive! Watch out for the bee hive in the roof of the rebuilt chapel. The views from the fort are great, you can certainly understand why it was built in this location. The grounds of the park are great. Lots of rental cabins and camp sites and the playa grande is a great long beach. The park is free to enter, there is a 30 peso fee to enter the fort.

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