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How much do you know about food and travel in Uruguay? Easy to travel around, good security & food, lovely beaches and mild climate makes for a great trip.

Uruguay is often overlooked in favor of its larger and more glamorous neighbors Brazil and Argentina. However we recommend you don’t underestimate the appeal of this underrated South American gem. On this page you will find all the Compass & Fork content related to food and travel in Uruguay.

Friendly, Uruguay is very underrated. As a tourist, I find this country refreshing. Easy to travel around, nice people, good security, great food (especially the steak) and let’s not forget the brilliant wine, fabulous beaches and a mild, temperate climate makes Uruguay a great travel destination just waiting for you to discover.

For some colonial charm, there is hardly a better town in South America to visit than Colonia. Cobbled lane ways, great, old buildings and magnificent, tree-lined streets make Colonia a great trip from either Buenos Aires or Montevideo, the unassuming capital of Uruguay.

In Montevideo, you find the most relaxed capital city in all of South America. Further north there are the fabulous beaches of Punta del Este.

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 Beautiful Accommodation in Uruguay

Boutique hotels and small luxury accommodation abounds in Uruguay. There is no shortage of beautiful accommodation around Colonia, Montevideo and Punta del Este.

To browse current hotel prices and check availability in Uruguay click here. To compare booking engines and prices we recommend Hotels Combined
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Transportation: Getting Around Uruguay

Uruguay is flat, has a small population, a good network of roads and good driving conditions making car rental easier here than in other South American countries.

For travel between Colonia, Montevideo and Punta del Este catch a long distance bus or rent a car. We found the buses to be totally reliable, regular and very affordable. If you are looking to explore a bit more or head outside the main cities then a car offers flexibility.

For Car Rental in Uruguay

We use and recommend Holiday Autos for overseas car rental.  The price includes all taxes and fees and also searches local providers.  Download our rental car checklist to check your quote.

Flights to Uruguay

Montevideo is the main gateway into Uruguay if you are traveling by air. There are a number of airlines linking Montevideo to the US and South American cities.

If you fly LAN for your international flights a LAN Pass covers internal flights within South America.

Click here to search for flights to Uruguay or click on the advertisement to the left for LAN flights.

Travel Insurance

And don’t forget travel insurance!

You just never know when you will need travel insurance. And it may not be you. What happens if you have to return home in the middle of a dream trip for a funeral? Are you covered? Can you afford not to be? This is where travel insurance from a reputable company can be worth its weight in gold. We use World Nomads for travel insurance.


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How to Make Uruguay’s Golden Veal Milanesa
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Today we feature one of Uruguay’s most popular menu choices, Veal Milanesa. Easy to make and always popular with children and adults alike, who doesn’t like the delightful, golden crumbing coating over a great piece... Read More

The Best of the Culture and Food of Uruguay
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Uruguay is often overlooked in favor of its larger and more glamorous neighbors Brazil and Argentina.  However we recommend you don’t underestimate the appeal of this underrated South American gem.  To whet your appetite, here... Read More




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