Uruguay is a place that is waiting to be explored but most people can’t see it. I would say you all are underestimating Uruguay. It surely is one of the top destinations in 2017. This small country of South America is great place for vacations and adventure. People consider visiting neighbor countries Argentina and Brazil rather than Uruguay because they are not aware of the charm of this place at the very first place. This charming country will amaze you at every step, all you need to do is book your tickets, pack your bags, and hail to Uruguay because as I earlier said, “Uruguay is a place which is demanding to be explored.”
Why Uruguay is one of the top destinations
Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay or the Republic East of the Uruguay River is the smallest country of South America and underrated too. But the truth is Uruguay is not at all dull place as it believed to be. Same sex marriages and marijuana is legal in Uruguay, do I still need to tell you how cool this country is?
Beaches are awesome…
Beaches in Uruguay are nothing but amazing! World famous Punta del Este, sometimes called the Hamptons of South America is one of the prominent beaches in Uruguay. There are more beautiful beaches in Uruguay like Punta del Diablo, Cabo Polonio and many more. Best thing about these beaches of Uruguay is they still have the essence of originality and less commercialization.
…So are People
If I say people of Uruguay are the gem of this small country, I couldn’t be wrong. They are friendly, they are cool, they are energetic, they are great hosts, and they really know how to party. You will definitely create some beautiful memories with them and you will definitely make some friends from for lifetime.
Marijuana is legal…
Yes! You read it right. It’s completely legal to buy, own, sell, and grow marijuana in Uruguay if you are a local but it doesn’t mean that outsiders would get caught for it. You can smoke weed in Uruguay on your leisure…whenever you want…wherever you want and no one will bat an eye. So, folks! Visit Uruguay once in your life to get real high without any fear and without breaking any law. Puff and pass. 😉
…So is same sex marriage
Same sex marriages are legal in Uruguay, LGBTs are welcome and their sexuality is celebrated. Whether you are a gay couple or single, whether you are traveling in a group or solo, Uruguay will be welcoming and friendly to you in every scenario. So, all you LGBTs out there, hail to Uruguay and party hard.
They are crazy for soccer…
Soccer is national game of Uruguay and you can see the passion for the game in Uruguayans they are crazy for it. Nothing can beat the sheer excitement of watching soccer game in Uruguay with the people of Uruguay.
…and for meat
Uruguay is the best place for you if you are a meat lover and want to savor some awesome dishes made of meat.
Top things to do in Uruguay
If you want to make your Uruguay trip awesome and unforgettable and if you want to fill your Instagram and Facebook feeds with lovely pictures of Uruguay then you must explore some place and experience some things. Here are list of few things that you must to do in Uruguay for the sake of Instagram and Facebook feeds: 😉
#1 Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay and the biggest city of Uruguay is a must see place in Uruguay. In Montevideo you can get the best asado (BBQ) at Mercado del Puerto, it is without any doubt one of the best things to do Uruguay. While you are in Montevideo, don’t miss a chance to do cha cha in the city who has the proud tittle of “birthplace of tango.”
#2 Carnival in Uruguay
Uruguay hosts the longest carnival of South America and it is one of the many tourist attractions in Uruguay. This carnival lasts for 40 days means whole city is in the moos of celebration and fun and excitement for 40 days. Don’t miss it.
#3 Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
Colonia del Sacramento, founded by the Portuguese in 1680 is a charming town of Uruguay. Its historic quarter is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. The ancient streets of this Portuguese city are filled with beautiful churches, museums, and magnificent architecture. Best way to explore this city is by either horse or a carriage.
#4 Drink mate in Uruguay
Mate is the national drink of Uruguay and worth a try. It’s slightly bitter in taste so you may not like it in starting but you will get used to it in some time. Whenever you go in Uruguay, you can see people drinking mate.
#5 Watch a soccer match in Uruguay
This one is goes without saying. In Uruguay they live on this game. It is more than game foe them…it is a religion. Attend a football match in Uruguay and witness the sheer madness for the game in Uruguayans.
Facts about Uruguay
- Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America
- Uruguay is one of the leading country in meat production
- Uruguay has one of the highest literacy rates in the world
- In December 2013, Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana.
- There are more sheep in Uruguay than humans
- Uruguay is the only country to keep track of 100% of their cattle.