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UruguayNow's mix of travel and tourist information on Uruguay, hotel reviews for Montevideo and Punta del Este (coming soon for Colonia), restaurant reviews and tips on excursions, sightseeing and lifestyle in Uruguay has been featured in El Pais, La Republica, MercoPress and on Uruguay's Channel 5 TV and other news media in the country. Internationally, we have had kind mentions in the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph.
Six of the best
Not yet made it to Uruguay? When you're done with UruguayNow, our choice of the top 6 internet resources for the country is just a mouse click away. In no particular order, they are:
Southern Cone Travel: http://southernconeguidebooks.blogspot.com/
Ola Uruguay: www.olauruguay.com
Retired in Uruguay: http://wallyinuruguay.blogspot.com/
Money Transfer Services for Relocation: http://sendmoneyaustralia.com
Uruguay Natural: www.uruguaynatural.com
Global Property Guide: http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Latin-America/Uruguay
For reviews of these sites, please click here.
Other recommended links
Citizens of EU member states, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (among others) travelling as tourists do not need a visa to enter Uruguay. Visitors receive a tourist card that allows for a stay of up to 90 days. You get an automatic extension by leaving the country and re-entering. You can also obtain an extension from the National Immigration Office at Misiones 1513, at the corner of 25 de Mayo (in Montevideo's Old Town). The cost is under US$20. Be prepared to wait in line.
Immigration at Montevideo's Carrasco international airport is a breeze compared to entering Argentina at Buenos Aires and the chaos that is passport control at Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro airports when two or three aircraft land in quick succession. Customs agents rarely trouble foreign visitors.
Remember that immigration officials have every right to ask you for evidence of funds to cover your stay in the country, and may also ask to see the return portion of your ticket. A departure tax of US$31 is levied on departure if you leave by air (US$17 if you are flying to Buenos Aires). You can pay the tax in pesos.