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Uruguay – A Land Full of Life and Fun

Uruguay is a popular tourist destination for tourists all round the world. The reason for the same is Uruguay’s numerous white sandy beaches, lush green gardens, old monuments and magnificent architecture.

Accommodation Options:
One can find several hotels in Uruguay that provide all sorts of contemporary state-of-the-art facilities to the visitors. Other than the large variety of budget hotels one can also have a convenient stay in its various guesthouses, budget hotels, youth hostel, bed and breakfast lodgings etc.

History of Uruguay:
It was in 1624 at Soriano on the Rio Negro when the first settlement on the present day Uruguay was founded by the Spanish. Its capital Montevideo was founded as a military iron grip in the 18th century by the Spanish. The 19th century in Uruguay was marked by the fights that took place between the British, Portuguese, Spanish and colonial forces for dominance.

Popular Places and Attractions:
One of the major tourist destinations of Uruguay is Aguas Dulces. This fishing village is well known for its butia palm fruit and seafood. The beaches and forest camping facility at Parque Nacional Santa Teresa, a monumental park, is another centre of attraction for many tourists visiting Uruguay. Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, has some very nice and exotic white sandy beaches that captivates the hearts of many. Its hilltop is famous as Fortaleza de Santa Teresa.

Some other tourist attractions that you wouldn’t like to miss in Uruguay are Termas de Dayman, Colonia Suiza, River Delta, Museo Didactico Artiguista, Cerro Pan de Azucar, SOS Rescate de Fauna Marina, etc. Few of the important cities of Uruguay are Las Piedras, Paysandu, Maldonado, Tacuarembo, Rivera, etc. Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, also earns the honor of being the largest Uruguayan city. Some of the most popular beaches such as Playa Verde, Punta Gorda, Pocitos, Buceo etc are found in Montevideo, making it a must-see tourist attraction.

Getting Around in Uruguay:
The extensive internal bus system of Uruguay serves its people well, reasonably and quite frequently. Travelling by car can be a little problematic in Uruguay due to its hilly terrain. Metered taxi can also be used for getting around. Consult a tourist guide for more information.

Places of Entertainment:
Mercado del Puerto and Colonia del Sacramento are the right places to be to witness the vibrant and thriving nightlife scene of Uruguay. These places are dotted with restaurants, shops, bars, etc and are usually overcrowded. Casa Pueblo, an art gallery at Punta Ballena, and Museo del Indio y del Gaucho, a museum located in Tacuarembo, are some other places for entertainment.

Currency:
The official currency of Uruguay is the Peso Uruguay (UYU) where one Peso is further subdivided into 100 centesimo. The people of Uruguay speak Spanish at large, among other languages. Check the news for latest exchange rates.

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