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Uruguay: The Safe Haven You Should Pay Attention To

2020-12-01T11:07:14-03:00December 1, 2020|Categories: Economy, Tourism|Tags: , |

Yesterday, I was out at a stunning new golf community just outside of Cabo. There’s been a major water issue with many of the golf courses here. They can only be watered with grey water—which is fine during normal times—but because the hotels have been quieter than usual, there hasn’t been enough wastewater in recent [...]

UNWTO in Uruguay: Marking resilience and supporting tourism’s sustainable restart

2020-11-26T12:36:06-03:00November 26, 2020|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , |

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has concluded his official visit to the Americas with a series of high-level meetings in Uruguay. Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili met with President Luis Lacalle Pou to learn more about his government’s work to support tourism businesses and workers, and to agree on deepening UNWTOs collaboration on the [...]

Town and Country Living in Uruguay’s Interior

2020-11-11T12:33:00-03:00November 12, 2020|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , , |

Homestead living has always been part of the move-abroad dream. It’s not for everyone—the realities of cattle ranching or fruit farming are often far removed from the bucolic fantasy that seemed so attractive from the warmth of an office cubicle—but that said, it does work out well for many who try it. In Uruguay, you [...]

Uruguay, a great country to retire in South America

2020-09-09T13:32:59-03:00September 9, 2020|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , |

According to International Living magazine, Uruguay is ranked as one of the best destination to retire in South America as Ecuador, Colombia and Perú. South America fits the bill for many expats when it comes to looking for the perfect retirement haven. In many countries in the region, you’ll enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, established expat [...]

5 Ways My Life is Healthier in Uruguay

2020-07-01T11:16:29-03:00July 1, 2020|Categories: Culture, Made In, Tourism|Tags: , , , , |

I moved to Uruguay in 2006 for a mix of reasons: a new adventure, a simpler life, and to invest in real estate. Healthier living wasn’t on my list. It was a side benefit I discovered once here. And now, it’s one of the things about Uruguay I appreciate most. How, specifically, does my expat [...]

A stilt house in Uruguay made of different types of wood

2020-06-12T10:39:56-03:00June 12, 2020|Categories: Architecture & Design, Tourism|Tags: , , , , |

The residence designed by Delfina Riverti and Fram Arquitectos in La Juanita is a composition of wooden volumes lifted from the ground. Located near the José Ignacio Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, the residence designed by Fram Arquitectos and Delfina Riverti is the stilted structure made of different types of wood, forming in a composition [...]

Why Garzón, Uruguay Is the World’s Best Under-the-Radar Foodie Destination

2020-01-14T10:22:57-03:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Culture, Home, Tourism|Tags: , , , |

On a Monday evening, standing on a dirt road in a tiny Uruguayan town, I found myself sipping a grapefruit Negroni and mingling with a group of journalists and wine industry professionals. Some fires blazed nearby, sending wafts of smoke up into the air as a scraggly dog sat near my feet and waiters passed [...]

How Punta del Este Became the Jet-Set Playground of South America

2020-01-14T10:01:29-03:00January 14, 2020|Categories: Culture, Home, Tourism|Tags: , , , |

There's a reason it's known as the “Monaco of the South." Every year, in the period between Christmas and New Year’s, the population of Punta del Este, Uruguay swells from under 10,000 to around 400,000. About two hours up the coast from Montevideo, Punta—as the locals call it—has been dubbed the “Hamptons of South America” [...]

Uruguay: in the top 10 of Best in Travel 2020 according to Lonely Planet

2020-05-29T13:51:08-03:00October 22, 2019|Categories: Rankings, Tourism|Tags: , , |

The best destinations, journeys and sustainable travel experiences for the year ahead according to Lonely Planet. If Uruguay isn’t already on your South American bucket list, 2020 is the perfect year to add it. With 660km of Río de la Plata and Atlantic shoreline, a burgeoning wine industry, bubbling hot springs and endless rolling rangelands where South [...]

Beyond Montevideo: Why Uruguay’s Wineries Need to Be on Your Radar

2020-05-29T13:48:45-03:00October 3, 2019|Categories: Tourism|Tags: , , |

Within an hour of busy Montevideo, Uruguay’s fertile Canelones wine region beckons with more than 80 vineyards tucked into its transporting, pastoral setting. Thoughts of a wine-focused vacation in South America might instantly conjure up images of sipping malbec among the mountains of Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine region. Or, they might even turn to Chile, [...]

Massive turnout at the first edition of Summer Fair MUY in Punta del Este

2020-05-29T14:08:45-03:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Country Brand, Culture, Tourism|Tags: , , |

More than 3500 people visited the exhibition that brought the best of the partner companies of Uruguay Country Brand to tourists from all over the world. The first summer edition of MUY Fair, held last weekend in Punta del Este was a success: more than 3500 people visited Espacio Gorlero, where they could meet, taste [...]

How Uruguay is Evolving as Tourist Destination | Interview with Benjamín Liberof

2020-05-29T14:10:46-03:00March 6, 2019|Categories: Home, Tourism|Tags: , |

Benjamín Liberoff, Uruguay’s Vice Minister of Tourism, in this interview illustrates how the popular destination has changed over the years, what makes it unique in South America and where he likes to spend his own vacation. Our interview with Benjamín Liberoff is part of a special series and report on Uruguay. Benjamin, you are Uruguay’s [...]