Top Adventure attractions in Uruguay

About Uruguay · about Outdoor Activities

Uruguay remained unoccupied until the establishment of Colonia Del Sacramento in 1680 by the Portuguese. Apparently, not even the Spanish could ensure large population growth in this country and this have left it with large swathes of land left uninhabited and therefore open to the adventure hungry tourists. Being one of the most tourist friendly countries in the world, Uruguay has several destinations which have established it as an adventure destination. They are listed below.

Uruguay is a country of 3.3 million people located in the southeastern region of South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west, Brazil to its north and east, and with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. At 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 square miles), Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America after Suriname. The country's capital is called Montevideo and 1.8 million of the country's inhabitants live in the city.

Uruguay remained unoccupied until the establishment of Colonia Del Sacramento in 1680 by the Portuguese. Apparently, not even the Spanish could ensure large population growth in this country and this have left it with large swathes of land left uninhabited and therefore open to the adventure hungry tourists. Being one of the most tourist friendly countries in the world, Uruguay has several destinations which have established it as an adventure destination. They are listed below.

1. Punta Del Este

This destination is the western billionaires’ favorite in South America. Located about 130 kilometers from Montevideo, this resort town sees the well-heeled Brazilians, Argentines and other countries of the world come during summer to enjoy some leisure sailing, tan their skins in the sun as well as shop in the Avenida Gorlero shopping district.

2. The Rocha Coast

For families out to get an adventure, backpackers, surfers and young adults; Rocha coast will satisfy your hunger. The golden sand beaches and trails are the best kept secret about adventure tourism in South America.

3. Sugar Loaf Mountain

Also locally known as (cerro Pan de Azucar), this mountain is the most popular tourist destination in Piriapolis. It boasts sweeping views of the natural gaucho landscape, the beaches and the seas. After a long climb, you will be happy that you did this. The mountain peak is the only place you can capture the panoramic sceneries of Piriapolis well.

4. Colonia Del Sacramento

If you are into old things, then exploring this ancient Portuguese settlement should keep you occupied for at least two days. You will learn a lot of history about the origin of Uruguay from this settlement.

5. Punta Del Diablo

This is the younger cousin of Punta Del Este. It is a small village located on the beach and ideal for the budget sailors. You can snorkel and fish with half the price you will pay to do the same in Punta Del Este. If you are traveling on a lean budget, then this destination is as good as any in Uruguay.

Uruguay is beautiful and peaceful. Life here does not move as fast as in the west. It is the ideal destination for those who are looking to relax and unwind during their holiday.

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