Surprising Uruguay

Geographically, Uruguay is one of the smallest countries in South America nestled between between two giants, Brazil and Argentina, but no less of a country in personality or spirit. It is a great travel destination as there is so much packed into such a tiny place.

Pristine coastlines with miles of white sandy beaches, dotted with hidden lagoons give way to fertile plains and grass lands. Low lying mountains merge into the border of Southern Brazil. In the North West you´ll discover hot springs, wetlands and lush forests, home to an enormous diversity of wildlife.
 Uruguay´s culture is rich and diverse and has been influenced by the Spanish, Portuguese and Argentines all struggling to gain control of it since the 16th century and they have all left their mark. Along the coast you will find beautiful but small cities. Montevideo, the cultural and economic centre. To the west is the charming 17th-century city of Colonia with much of its original Portuguese architecture and to the east, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, is Punta del Este, known for it´s surfing and water skiing.

Salto, in the Northern Interior, is one of the best places to witness the natural beauty of Uruguay. You can experience the gaucho life or relax in hot springs. Spend a couple of nights on estancia (livestock estate) horseback riding amidst the majesty of the this area.

Spend some time in the Biosphere Reserve, situated in the east of the country. This region is made up of complex ecosystems of high biological diversity and very rich wild life.

Uruguay boasts an extensive bus network service running throughout the country from Montevideo to other cities and into Brazil. Travelling by bus you receive an outstanding level of service, it is incredibly safe and reliable.

Uruguay was included in the list of “The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations” in 2011 and 2012. It has the lowest level of crime in Latin America with friendly people who are ready to open their doors to you. It is a beautiful country, brimming with things to do and places to stay. Look online for a Lowcostholidays promotion code to find great deals to experience this wonderful country