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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.  


Things to Consider

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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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Covid-19 Updates

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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Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Unsplash

Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling Uruguay

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Visa free for almost all of the Americas, Europe and Aus/New Zealand

**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**

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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**

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Basic Info

Capital: Montevideo

Official Languages: Spanish

Hello: Hola; Goodbye: Adios

Thank-you: Gracias

Yes: Sí; No: No

Beer: Cerveza

Drinking water: Potable. Safe to drink from the tap

Tipping: Roughly 10% in touristy areas, but not obligatory 

Plugs: European plugs

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