Colonia del Sacramento , Uruguay

Uruguay borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Rio de la Plata (River of Silver) to the south and with the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.42 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo.

While visiting Buenos Aires, we have made one day side trip to the nearby Uruguay. It’s really a nice boat ride that takes about 1 hour to Colonia, a small touristic place across Rio de la Plata. This is a kind of trip you will not regret. It is important to have a proper documentation based on the nationality. We took the Buquebus service as it was very convenient. Their boats are very powerful, big, comfortable and safe.

The joy of complete relaxation

Right after we stepped out from the terminal, we found a nearby rental place. We thought to rent a bike or a car, but looked perfectly fine to rent one of their golf carts. Although the streets are rough, we were able to manage to drive everywhere we wanted including driving on the highway to get to one of the beaches near the Colonia center. That was an amazing experience and down below are several pictures proving we really had a wonderful time outside of the big city crowds, rush hours etc...

Rented golf cart Colonia beach Colonia center detail Another city detail
Natural life One of many retro cars Colonia cost side Street cooking
The lighthouse

...and a few more

The entrance to the fortress

The entrance to the fortress

Nice and warm Colonia's sandy beach

Sandy beach near Colonia

The old fortress with cannons

The old fortress with cannons

One of historic houses

A historic house

One of small restaurants serving delicious food

Native restaurant