Step on over to the grill in this small but proud nation that consumes the world’s most meat per capita. Soak up the sun at the beach by day and then party the night away. Known for being one of the most liberal countries in Latin America, Uruguayans will be happy to sip mate and talk politics or history or soccer all afternoon.
Drinking water: Potable, safe to drink from the tap
Plugs: Type C, F and L (See photo below)
The website (listed below) still says it is not open for international tourism, however, various articles say they opened on Nov 1st for vaccinated travelers with a negative PCR. There is another PCR on day 7 after arrival.
Official currency: $ Uruguayan peso
Budget: More expensive than its neighbors. Dorm rooms are $10 – $20 USD in low season with budget hotels starting at $40 USD and both going up for high season. The food prices are comparable to Western Europe or the US and beers will run you $3 – $5.
Credit cards: Widely accepted in tourist areas
Tipping: Roughly 10% in touristy areas, but not obligatory
Visa free for almost all of the Americas, Europe and Aus/New Zealand
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**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**
Exercise Normal Precautions
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Official Languages: Spanish
Hello: Hola Goodbye: Adios
Yes: Sí No: No
Beer: Cerveza Bathroom: Baño
When to go
High season falls between December and February when Uruguayans, Argentines and Brazilians flock to the beaches causing prices to soar.
Uruguayan Carnival is the longest in the world usually stars at the end of January lasting 40 days.
Low season is from September – November . Come to watch whales from June – November.
Don’t share mate