Uruguay, located across the River Plate from Argentina, is a relatively undiscovered country with a rich colonial heritage, authentic estancia hospitality and, on its Atlantic coast, superb wild beaches and some very special accommodation options. Its gently pastoral scenery, strong traditions and delicious cuisine make Uruguay a wonderfully rewarding place to visit.
With its perfectly preserved colonial heritage and spectacular coastline, Uruguay has much to offer those seeking a vacation of diversity. Uruguay is a very small South American country found between the larger nations of Brazil and Argentina. This proud and peaceful country has beautiful verdant scenery and wonderful Atlantic beach resorts, including Jose Ignacio, whose reputation as one of the most luxurious destinations in South America has made it a particular favorite of the rich and famous. Uruguay has also succeeded in retaining its strong rural frontier life as well as a rich colonial heritage. A stay on an estancia will give you a wonderful insight into the frontier traditions, while the remains of centuries-old colonial fortresses are scattered around the country, and World Heritage-listed Colonia del Sacramento is a charming river port with cobbled streets, superb architecture, and a beguiling mixture of Portuguese and Uruguayan influences.