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Uruguay may seem like a country that is lost in South America, but it is slowly making it mark as a popular destination for travel. Deriving its name from the native language, it means a river of colourful birds it comes as no surprise this country is slowly living up to its reputation. With a plethora of attractions to view as well as experience, this country is definitely a must visit for an enjoyable journey and timeless experience!
Artigas is your destination to begin your journey. Its mountainous region makes for the perfect visit, especially since it produces significant number of precious stones which are used for handicrafts and souvenirs. Rivera is your next destination. Here, you can stop at the many duty free shops for any memorabilia before moving onwards towards Salto. It is most famed for its spectacular riverfront and its relaxing hot springs. Next, travel to Tacuarembo, which is filled with various attractions and museums that are a definite must visit for any traveller. Travel onto Paysandu where you can indulge in any of the many bath resorts here, which is a popular joint for locals as well as outsiders. Next, travel to Carmelo which was built in the 18th century. You can still view the remnants of its old historical structure through its cobbled streets and old house centres. Montevideo is next on the itinerary. This capital city has plenty of cultural attractions and adventure escapades that make for an exciting journey. Finally travel to Punta del Este known for its exciting beaches, casinos and yachts. If you are looking for that perfect adventure, travel here to finish off your journey on an exciting note!
Uruguay is the perfect place that has a combination of natural and manmade attractions. A must see is the iconic Plaza Independencia, which connects to most of the other attractions located nearby. Visit the iconic Solis Theatre which is one of the oldest theatres in the country. To experience the best architectural beauties in the country, you must visit the Palacio Taranco. The Artigas Mausoleum is worth a visit, which pays homage to Jose Artigas, who is considered the father of the country’s nationhood. Nature lovers will not be able to resist the wonderful Laguna del Sauce, which is a lagoon known for its beauty and sports activities. Mano de Punta del Este is another attraction located on the beach and one of the most recognized landmarks in the city.
You must try the cuisines here, the meat and seafood dishes make for an excellent choice. A must try are the chivitos, asado and the pasta created with the local flavour. Meat lovers will take delight in the morcilla dulce and the milanesa, especially if you are looking for a gastronome adventure. The local beverages which include mate, tea and cleric are a must also the delicious Uruguayan wine.
Uruguay doesn’t lack in its exciting adventure sports department. With a plethora of beaches to choose from, there are plenty of activities one can indulge in. Out of all the activities, you can always go swimming, deep sea diving, sailing and yachting here. Additionally, you can always go jet skiing, banana boat rides, surfing or even kite surfing. You can also go parasailing in certain locations.
Surely you will be planning a journey filled with adventure and excitement. However, with plenty of activities and excitement to experience, surely there are a lot of adventures waiting for you. No matter how well you plan your trip, there is always a possibility of mishap or calamity occurring that can turn your journey into a bad experience. With the possibility of these events happening unexpectedly, it is best to be prepared with a safety net. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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