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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
Our selection of Montevideo’s best accommodation options (here) includes a number of recommendations in the Centre, and also in the beachside districts of Punta Carretas and Pocitos where properties are often more modern.
Note that some budget options in the Centre are noisy and may not be well maintained. Heating can be insufficient in budget hotels in the winter in Uruguay as a whole.
For chain hotels, in Uruguay as elsewhere, the internet booking systems of each brand are likely to give you competitive rates, particularly if you book well in advance.
Foreigners are not charged VAT (sales tax) on hotel stays in Uruguay.
We include hostel recommendations in a separate money saving chapter. Click here for more details.
Please note that the prices given here are approximate rates for two people staying midweek. They are based on information provided either directly by the hotel or via their websites. Note that internet brokers may also offer discounted rates and that cheaper weekend and other special deals may be available.