Uruguay Travel Guide
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 and your glass of local wine on 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.
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Best time to travel Uruguay
High season falls in summer 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.
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June 22, 2021: Borders remain closed
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Official currency: $ Uruguayan peso
Budget: I was surprised to find it a bit expensive than some of its South American neighbors. Dorm rooms are around $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 throughout tourist areas
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Where to go
Suggested itineraries for traveling Uruguay
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**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for Uruguay travel specific to your country**
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Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
Official Languages: Spanish
Hello: Hola; Goodbye: Adios
Yes: Sí; No: No
Drinking water: Potable. Safe to drink from the tap
Tipping: Roughly 10% in touristy areas, but not obligatory
Plugs: European plugs