Need information about Uruguay?

Feb 8th, 1998, 05:19 PM
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Need information about Uruguay?

I live in Montevideo, Uruguay and I can tell you whatever you want about this city and the country, including Punta del Este, the most important resort in South America.
Soy uruguayo y vivo en Montevideo. La información que necesiten acerca de Montevideo, se las ofrezco con gusto, incluyendo Punta del Este, el balneario más importante de Sudamérica
Feb 10th, 1998, 11:04 AM
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looking for all pertinent info for punte del este
Dec 8th, 1998, 05:23 PM
Idahnell Lopez
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Senor Alejandro,

Necesito saber un poco de Montevideo. Si me hace el fabor de ayudarme, necesito saber de siete platos tipicos del pais (Desayuno, almuerzo, y cena). Tambien, las bebidas y postres, y me puede dar una explicacion de que son los platos?

Tambien, busco un alojamiento en la area de Montevideo. Entiendo que hay un hotel por el nombre de "Klee". Me podra dar la direccion de ese hotel o el nombre y la direccion de cualquier otro alojamiento?

Se lo agradesco mucho si usted me puede ayudar!

Idahnell Lopez
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Dec 13th, 1998, 07:41 AM
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I would like to know more about Uruguay. When is the best time to visit. What are the prices like for food and accommodation? We travel on a budget but not hostels. Do you advise renting a car or taking buses? Are there day tours we could take? and what are the beaches like.
Thank for any information.
Mar 5th, 2001, 10:13 PM
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I would like some information on reasonable accomodation for 1 or 2 nights for 6 adults...preferably a condo that sleeps 3 couples with waterfront view at a reasonable price. What other info can you give me re sightseeing in Montevideo and Buenos Aires? We are planning to be there for 3 weeks arriving late March this year. Help!
Mar 24th, 2001, 08:45 AM
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My family and I plan to be in Uruguay for 5 days in April. We are interested in off the beaten path types of things to do. Charming,scenic areas and outdoor adventures. Are there any of these things in Uruguay?
Thank you
Jul 24th, 2001, 11:49 PM
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Hi Alejandro

could u please e`mail me information about accomodation in montevideo for about 150/200 a month and also about the cost for spanish language courses.
mucho gracias!
Dec 30th, 2003, 12:52 AM
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I will be on a cruise and only have one day in Uruguay.

Where can I go to hear authentic music and dance?

Which city has more to see and do for a 30 year old.. Punta del Este or Montevideo?

Are there going to be taxis or other tour companies at the port besides what the cruise gives?
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Jan 9th, 2004, 07:50 AM
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If we have only 2 or 3 days to spend in Uruguay, what would you suggest? Right now we are looking at Montevideo or Punta del Este. Prior we will be spending a few days in Buenos Aires. We like to be active (but enjoy beautiful beaches), but we also like history, culture, etc. Also, where would you recommend to stay in these areas?
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Jan 10th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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So many questions! I am not Alejandro buy will try to answer some of them.
Punta del Este is a resort on the ocean located 130 kilometers East of Montevideo or 90 minutes by car.
PDE is exciting and worth visiting in my opinion during the Uruguayan Summer plus
December,March and April. During those months providing it is a nice sunny day he beaches are terrific, there are all kind of beach with waves, no waves, etc. The have
those cafes on the beach were you can enjoy a drink, food and music and have a ball or you can simple rent an umbrella and enjoy the beach.
It is a sosphisticated, place there are all kind of rest. sports, water sports, casinos, etc etc
a lot of night life too. It is better to rent a car for free mobility since the place is kind of spread out.
there is up scale shopping.
The best food in Uruguay is bar b q meat, and also sea food. Fruit and vegetables are superb , mostly naturally grown.
There are plenty of cafes in Punta too, prices are reasona ble for such a hot place.
Montevideo is the capitall city. B uilt by the Riv er Plate, which looks like the sea more than a river. It is a tipical colonial city with some modern buildings good shopping for handcrafts and good food at very reasona ble prices.

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Jan 10th, 2004, 03:20 PM
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We'll be in PDE at the end of February and we're planning on staying at L'Auberge. Does anyone have feedback on this hotel? How is the location? Also, do you have any good restaurant recommendations? We're also looking for fun places to have a few cocktails and dance - any suggestions?
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Jan 10th, 2004, 04:09 PM
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Hi, I know well the HOTEL L AUBERGE, IT IS LOVELY.It is a quaint small hotel with excellent service and a huge garden, a beautiful pool, flowers, pine trees, an excellent place to have lunch in the garden and rooms and suites are well appointed . It is a small boutique EUROPEAN styled hotel.
Ideally you would need a car. Are you renting one?
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Jan 10th, 2004, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for your response! I wasn't planning on renting a car but it sounds like we should. I'm traveling with 3 other gals and we're staying for about 3 days. Are there any other hotels that you'd recommend which are more centrally located?
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Jan 11th, 2004, 12:52 AM
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Hi, stay at the Auberge because this is in itself very Punta del Este. A car would be a must in any hotel at any location. Why? Because although there is a tiny downtown the real action is always moving from one beach to the other, from one night club to the other. This is in part the essence of Punta del Este, mobility is a must as things are spread out. Even if you go for a short time you will need the car. The people at the Auberge are nice local people who know well the area you can ask them which beach is more fashionable to go , where the young people are, and what is going on and I am sure they will advise you well.
For instance a few miles East there is a little town called Jose Ignacio , very in, with two distinct beaches you must go there at least once.Plan to lunch either by the beach or I can recommend a nice place called Teresita one of the first places in the area years back.
Also ask at the Auberge the better time to go to the different
places . Punta del Este is a party town. Nature is beautiful too.
The lovely thing of the Auberge is the way it is set up, rooms are facing the inside huge
green area, which can be called either a small park or a huge garden. The other hotels are more traditional, I have read that there is a new hotel Hotel Cipriani, this is an ultra deluxe spa hotel, you also need a car, probably the Cipriani is very expensive. I have no feed back on this hotel.
Down town there is the Conrad but this is the kind of hotel you would find anywhere in Miami, or in any other resort. I believe you have chosen the right place. The Auberge is chic, casual elegant and the people at the front desk and the owner who is always around are very nice people. We stayed there and would go back anytime.
Dollars go a long way in Uruguay although Punta is more expensive than the rest of the country.Bring a lot of sun protection lotions, a nice hat or two, bikinis, pareos. Pleople dress casually but nicely. I read the lastest for young people are casual clothing with exotic reminiscenses .
In the beach there are vendors selling hats etc. they tend to overprice always bargain. In downtown Punta, the tiny little area at the tip there are very fashionable stores . You can get there anything you might have forgoten but enjoy the beaches and drive your little car around .
Anything out of the ordinary goes.
Well have a great time you five. When renting the car, rent with a standart shift ( surely you can manage) big difference in price.You do not need ac either. Rent the least expensive.
Are you staying in Montevideo.? Are you flying to Punta. Let me know if I can be of help. Good luck and have fun.
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Jan 11th, 2004, 01:14 AM
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Hi it is me again, regarding using a car in Punta del Este, I found out the following,
there are all over some guys that help you park in and out , and in a way keep an eye on parked cars. It is customary to give them a small tip upon leaving. The tip can be anything from $ 3 pesos on, which is only
aprox 12 cents. So keep a lot of coins in the car. They are useful.
It is very easy to find you way around Punta
and again a car is really a must.There are many local renting car companies. Look around in the internet.
Again rent a tiny car, you only need mobility.
As the say goes While in Rome do as the Romans do, do what the locals do and you will have a ball.
Good luck.
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Jan 14th, 2004, 09:42 PM
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Thank you so much for the great information! We'll rent a car and keep our reservation at L'Auberge. We're planning on flying to PDE from BA. In addition, we're also going to take a few day trips (via ferry or train) to Montevideo, Tigre, and Colonia from BA. Finally, we're going to conclude our trip by spending a few days in Iguaza Falls. We can't wait!
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Jan 15th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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hi chick 25, good for you.!! Tigre is interesting , but be sure you get can a private guide for the visit , Colonia and Montevideo, I not commit yourselves before hand for these two places. You do not need to make reservations ahead.
I have the hunch that if you taste Punta first you will like to spend all the time there.
Bear in mind that from Punta there are buses to Montevideo , 2 hours tops.You can go to Montevideo, then come back and then fly back to Buenos Aires. Regarding Colonia you can skip it. I am not saying it is not worth it, but in your case I would not go.
In Montevideo, call directly and insist in a good rate at the Hotel Beltmont House, this is a boutique hotel, charming, Prince Charles, Hillary Clinton, Pavarotti stayed there. It is not big and it is in Carrasco , has a nice garden and pool.Rooms are charming full of antiques, great, great service. Considering it will be Summer you will enjoy been there. But keep in mind that any person that lives either in Buenos Aires or Montevideo during the Summer loves to go to Punta as much as they can.
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Feb 10th, 2004, 12:42 PM
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we're coming into Montevideo on a cruise ship in about ten days during Carnaval. We don't really want to take the cruise ship's tour to Punta but want to go out there. How difficult is it to get a driver or bus or other means to get out there? Thanks for your reply.
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Feb 10th, 2004, 08:20 PM
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Hi Sacawagea,

When in Uruguay we had a lovely lady who took us around and drove us to Punta del Este. It was fantastic and we had a very pleasant day. The drive from Montevideo to Punta takes aprox 2 hours from the Port of Montevide and 2 to come back, if you are interested I shall look for her email and post it back. Let me know.
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Feb 11th, 2004, 10:03 AM
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yes, that would be great. ALthough, I have a business acquaintance that we are going to see for lunch, so we really only need transportation to and from Punte del Este. He has offerred to send a car for us but I am wondering if we can do it on our own? thx. Sac.
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