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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay near Argentina


Colonia Overview

Colonia del Sacramento, or Colonia for short, is a lively colonial town with narrow cobblestoned streets flanked by whitewashed buildings. Little plazas and gardens are all a part of the uniqueness of this old Portuguese colony. Even classic cars add to Colonia's feel of a town suspended in time. Being only a small body of water away from Buenos Aires, Colonia is a great side-trip that can further complete your vacation. Colonia also features the closest beach to Buenos Aires.

Colonia Highlights:

City Tour Colonia Uruguay Colonia City Tour:
A city tour in Colonia is the best way to get familiar with the sights and history of the area. Your knowledgeable guide will pick you up at the ferry port, show you around, and show you to the best restaurant Colonia has to offer.

Near-by Uruguay Destinations:

San Pedro de Timote Ranch Uruguay San Pedro de Timote Estancia:
The San Pedro de Timote cattle ranch is hidden in the Uruguayan countryside, but can be easily experienced on your visit to Colonia. This special ranch is recognized as a National Historical Monument because of its architectural style and surrounding scenery. The ranch now offers a little hotel where you can spend a pleasant night.

Carmelo, Uruguay The Four Seasons Carmelo Resort:
Near the quiet town of Carmelo one can find the picturesque Four Seasons Carmelo Resort. The luxury resort has grand swimming pools, golf links and is full of interesting sports activities. The resort also features a very famous spa.

Punta del Este, Uruguay Punta del Este:
Punta del Este is considered to be one of the most popular South American resorts. There is a beautiful beach, casinos, restaurants and the one-of-a-kind house of the Uruguayan painter/sculptor Carlos Paez Vilaro.

Visit Montevideo Uruguay Visit Montevideo:
Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay and is somewhat of a smaller version of Buenos Aires. The city also has a distinctly European feel, with wide avenues and green parks. On your visit to Montevideo, see the historic district and experience the best entertainment that Uruguay has to offer.

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