Book Cheap Flights to Uruguay
Tucked away in the south-eastern corner of South America, Uruguay is the second smallest country in the continent that shares its borders with Brazil in the north and northeast, Rio de la Plata in the south, Argentina in the west, and the Atlantic Ocean in the southeast. It might not be that popular of a tourist destination but its warm hospitality, buzzing atmosphere, scrumptious cuisines, vibrant flea markets, intriguing colonial culture, and stunning Atlantic coast altogether catch the fancy of travellers and take them by surprise upon their flights to Uruguay landing in this off-beat yet worth-exploring country.
Uruguay takes pride in offering things to tourists that are indigenous and hard to find anywhere else – whether it’s the theatre, tango, murga, music, cinema, carnival, soccer, or gastronomy. The theatre of Uruguay is one of the most significant and one of its kind in the entire Latin America. With modern as well as classic performances, more than 70 theatres cater to all eclectic tastes. Speaking of Tango, it is one of the most genuine and authentic musical expressions of the region of the River Plate and is also central to the musical tradition of Uruguay. No wonder Tango symbolises the immensely rich cultural heritage of the country.
While Murga is an extremely popular manifestation of the Uruguayan culture that attracts followers from every corner of the world, the music of the country is something that’s deep-rooted in its revered history, making Uruguay synonymous with musical fusion and very birthplace of numerous renowned musicians. When comes to soccer, it is indubitably the greatest passion of the Uruguayans and those who are a sucker for soccer must not miss the chance of paying a visit to the Soccer Museum to admire all kinds of paraphernalia collected throughout the years and displayed here. If you’ve been badly bitten by the travel bug, then Uruguay is your place to be with a scanty crowd and ample fun. Wait and no more and book your flights to Uruguay already!
Best Places to Visit in Uruguay
Punta del Este
Also famous as the Saint Tropez of South America, Punta del Este is a charismatic coastal resort city. It is home to idyllic beaches, world-class resorts, and dazzling nightlife that attracts a flock of travellers from across the world. ‘La Mano,’ the iconic sculpture of the hand is the revered symbol of the city. Tourists take delight in indulging in lots of water sports on offer, exploring the many chic boutiques dotted around the city, and treating their taste buds to local cuisines.
Montevideo is the largest as well as the capital city of Uruguay and is worthy of travelling the length and breadth of. Offering a pleasant blend of modern culture and historical charm, Montevideo makes for a must-visit place for all sorts of travellers. From sauntering along the picturesque waterfront promenade of Rambla to paying a visit to the historic Ciudad Vieja with vibrant street art and intriguing colonial architecture and exploring the buzzing Mercado del Puerto for lip-smacking traditional Uruguayan grub; there’s plenty at your disposal to have a whale of a time.
Colonia del Sacramento
Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Colonia del Sacramento is an enchanting colonial town that’s steeped in history. It is a melting pot of Portuguese, Spanish, and several post-colonial cultures that conspicuously create a sui generis atmosphere. It’s a delight for travellers to amble through its cobblestoned streets, applaud the well-preserved architecture, and catch the spectacular vistas from atop the lighthouse.