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Uruguay is a small country in South America, often overshadowed by its giant neighbours Brazil and Argentina. However, the small but mighty country is packed with beautiful beach destinations, relaxed cities and colonial towns.
With just 3 million people but much more cattle, Uruguay is known for its beef, laid-back lifestyle and people, progressive laws and marijuana- it’s the only country in Latin America to have legalised recreational marijuana.
Most travellers arrive in Colonia del Sacramento by ferry from Buenos Aires. Spend a day or two exploring the beautiful colonial town of Colonia, learning about its history and enjoying the slow vibes here.
Next, make your way to Montevideo, Uruguay’s relaxed capital to sample the cuisine, culture and main sights. Next, spend some time road tripping along Uruguay’s beautiful and wild Atlantic Coast starting at Punta Del Este.
Keep driving the coast stopping at some of the best, chilled beach towns along the way which includes Jose Ignacio, La Paloma, Cabo Polonio and Punta del Diablo. If you want to head inland you’ll find some other charming towns and quite a bit of farmland.
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