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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 20, 2016
Where to stay and what to do in Montevideo?  (3 Answers)

I'll be flying to Montevideo by the end of July and I was wondering if you guys could recommend any district/hostel to stay while being in the city?

We plan on continuing our journey to Colonia then and take a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 05, 2016
shop in budapest

where can i get an online shop for dresses

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 25, 2014
Cost of living in dollars in Uruguay  (2 Answers)

What is the real cost of living in Montivideo in dollars? Looking for place to retire to from US.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 15, 2014
from uruguay to peru by motorbike (non turistic trip)  (2 Answers)

hi, i'm looking for a travel-buddy planning a trip from uruguay to the north of peru by motorbike. i am already living since 2006 in southamerika and have experience in non turistic traveling. the trip will include following countries: uruguay,brazil,paraguay, bolivia and peru. it will take us round about 2 month to get there. motorbikes are cheap and easy available in uruguay ( example recomended brandnew 250 ccm crossbike costs 2400 us dolar). i am a 46 jears old male and speek fluently spanish and portuguese so there will be no comunication problems.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 30, 2014
winter in uruguay  (3 Answers)

I would like to spend 3 or 4 month in Uruguay starting next november.
Did somebody have an idea of a budget for a month??? (small apartment and food.....and wine of course!!)
We are not fancy travellers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 23, 2014
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

We are currently in Jose Ignacio and want to go to la Paloma. There must be a local bus but I can't locate info on it. Help?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 22, 2013
smoking rules  (1 Answer)

are there any non smoking restaurants/hotels/etc?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 10, 2013

I want to go visit Uruguay !! sulk in the good vibes! and meet new friends, hopefully get an apartment and stay for a while, but i dont know what i need to enter the country or what paperwork i need to be able to work!? please help!!
I want to be able to stay, work, and meet people!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 17, 2012
omnibus fray bentos-gualeguaychu?  (2 Answers)

Hay omnibus de fray bentos a gualeguaychu? son frecuentes?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 24, 2012
motorbike rental/winter weather  (2 Answers)

does anyone know of any places that rent motorbikes/motorcycles? i want to rent one for 2 months during the winter period of july - aug.would that time period be too cold concerning the temperature and wind chill riding a moto?by the way, about what time does it get dark during that time period?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 11, 2011
two weeks in Uruguay  (3 Answers)

Hi fellows,
I'm going to plan a trip in uruguay for november and I need some advise.

Is it to much or to less 2 weeks in Uruguay,I mean I trave alone and I don't want to gettin boring..
Which are the MUST things that I have to see and visit?
After Montevideo and Punta del este where I can spend some days?
How far is Baires by boat and there is a strictly control of the people by the Immigration office? (My passport will expire in Feb 2012 and for Argentina as italian I need 6 month of validity!!!)
What I can visit in the interior territory?
November is a good month to visit Uruguay?
If someone is there and would like to have a cerveza just contact me..

Ciao ciao

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 20, 2011
Traveling through Uruguay  (5 Answers)

I will be traveling to Chile in July by way of Uruguay and Argentina. My plan is to fly in to Montevideo and then bus to Chile while taking my time to see some things. When flying in to Montevideo is there a fee? I was going to be flying in to Buenos Aires but I found out there's a140 fee at the airport so I will be disembarking at Montevideo instead if there is no fee. Just to clarify, is there a fee to enter Uruguay at the airport in Montevideo? Also, I will be leaving by bus, is there anything I should be aware of like fees to leave by bus and enter Argentina by bus?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 17, 2011
looking for free volunteer in uruguay

i try to find some volunteer oportunities for almost one month and i cant find one, first is few program and second the few i need paid, two are in the coast keeping turtles, but i find very expensive and the other if for not spanish speacker and it not my case, please i hope have some respond thanks so much
here i pass the link of the other programm


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 12, 2011
any recommendations for Montevideo?  (3 Answers)

What do you think are the most important tourist atractions in montevideo??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Mar 11, 2011
Salaberry Transfers?


I have been trying to send an email to Salaberry Transfers in Montevideo, but the "postmaster" keeps sending it back to me. Would someone please tell me if they are still in business?

I would like to arrange a pick-up at the airport. Any suggestions? Gracias!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 26, 2010
Uruguay at Christmas - lodging and crowds?  (1 Answer)

My husband and I may be traveling from the USA to Uruguay for Christmas, New Years, and a birthday for approximately 2 weeks. We would like some beach time and prefer quiet towns or remote locations, or villages without much glitz and budget lodging. Considering Punta del Diablo, Cabo Polonio, Jose Ignacio?? Will there be cabins or rooms available if we just stop in, or will they be booked with holiday travelers? I understand this is high season. What is Christmas like in Uruguay - limited services / restaurants? Also may head west for different experience. Suggestions on timing and locations greatly appreciated? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 25, 2010
Car leasing

We spent 2 weeks in uruguay eailier this year.
Planning to return for 3 months....March,April & May 2011.
Looking for a 3 month rent/lease of a car for this period.
Any suggestions on who to contact, costs.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 03, 2010
a good car rental compnay ?  (2 Answers)

we would like to rent a car for 10 Days from dec. 27 on..some good or bad experiences , Thanks Angelika

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Aug 22, 2010


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jul 24, 2010
meat names  (6 Answers)

I did visit the bbq restaurants in the port market in Montevideo, but did not know what to order, can somebody explain to me the kinds of meat on the bbq (english names ) and the spanish name for those pieces, it's frustating for a meatlover to sit there and no know what to order, any help will be appriciated, regards, Leo de haas, form the netherlands

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jun 28, 2010
cost of gasoline ?  (1 Answer)

we plan to be in the country for 2 weeks and would like to rent a car and go off the beaten tracks..(from Dec. 20 on 2 weeks..) - would love to visit Estancias etc. - some rental car companies ? the int. ones are pretty expensive ! Thanks Angelika

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 05, 2010
Family-friendly estancia in Uruguay?  (1 Answer)

Can anyone recommend a family-friendly estancia in Uruguay (ideally within 2 hours drive from Montevideo). We have two young children, and would like somewhere with good food, and the option to ride horses.

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2010
What budget tour companies do a tour from Rio to Buenos Aires, through Uruguay?

Hi all,

I'm planning on travelling from September for a year or so and was hoping to begin my trip in Rio de Janeiro. I'm planning on starting my travelling with a trip from Rio to Buenos Aires with a budget tour company, just to ease myself into travelling, as I'll be travelling solo.

I've found 2 trips that look good:

1) GAP Adventures - In Search of Iguassu

2) Intrepid - Rio to Buenos Aires Unplugged

A few questions:

1) Which of those 2 would you recommend?
2) What other budget tour companies are there that do a similar trip?

I'm faced with a bit of a problem. I finish my finals exams on the 2nd September so dont want to start my travels immediately after that as I'll need time to pack, say my goodbyes etc. So ideally I'd like to leave mid september. However the dates of these tours are not ideal for me at all.

For GAP the tour dates available are 8th September and 28th September (as the 15th September, which would be ideal for me is booked out already!), and Intrepid tour dates are 11th September and 25th September. So I'm wondering is there any other tour companies I could use as a tour that starts around 15-18th September would be the best for me.

The thing that has put me off Intrepid a bit is that you could end up being the only one on the tour, and that would be pretty awful to be honest.

I want to go on a tour that is mainly younger people if possible.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Apr 28, 2010
Travel costs in Uruguay  (3 Answers)


I will travel one month this summer as I do it to 2-5 different countries every year. Uruguay is inside my plans.

Could you please write me some sample costs in Uruguay in Euros or Dolars please? In Montevideo and other towns.

A cheap meal in a cafe
A good meal in a restaurant but not luxury one
A local beer in a bar
A local spirit in a bar or club
A cheap but clean single room in a guesthouse or pension
A small, central apt to rent
Enterance to a museum
A botle of water in market
A bus drive for 5 or 6 hours

Thanks a lot :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Feb 21, 2010
Short-term (3 month) apartment rental in Montevideo for young family


We are a couple from the UK with two young children, and for some time now we have dreamt of visiting Uruguay. We are now in a position to visit Montevideo for 3 months from end of March 2010, and so are looking into accommodation options. We would like to stay in Pocitos or another family-friendly area. As we have two small children (they will be 6 months and 3yrs old respectively when we come) we really need an apartment with a kitchen in which we can prepare and eat food. We would also need a minimum of 2 bedrooms, but the second bedroom can be small. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice which could help us/point us in the right direction in trying to find a decent apartment in a nice/family friendly area. We obviously don't have much time (4 weeks to go) to get this sorted so any help you can give would really be appreciated. Also, any advice/experience of places to avoid, or the usual protocols to follow for deposits etc. for this type of short-term rental would be much appreciated.

Many thanks in advance

Chloe (& Dotun)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 24, 2010
Day out in Minas  (3 Answers)

We are staying in Montevideo in March and hope to spend a day in Minas on a saturday. we will be using public transport (bus),we should be there 5 /6 hours, are there any decent walks around Minas or any special sites to see.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Jan 18, 2010
From Montevideo to Isla de Lobos  (1 Answer)


We will visit Montevideo in February for a week and would like to see the sea lions in Isla de Lobos. Any advice how we could arrange the trip to Isla de Lobos from Montevideo?

Thanks a lot already in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Dec 27, 2009
Are the bridges open from Uruguay (Fray Bentos or Paysandu) to Argentina?a  (1 Answer)

I am trying to wend my way back from Montevideo into Argentina from Uruguay either crossing over from Fray Bentos or Paysandu, but I don't have recent information on whether the bridges are open and letting buses cross. Is their a website of bus schedules/companies so to plan the journey from Montevideo?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Oct 27, 2009
Uruguay Vs Costa Rica 18th November 2009 - ticket availability  (1 Answer)

I am arriving in BA on 16th November and the plan is to travel straight to Uruguay for a few days. While there I was hoping to watch the Uruguay Vs Costa Rica World Cup Qualifying Match.

What are the chances of getting tickets? I know it's a really important game and many Uruguayans will want to be there but its a big stadium (73,000) so I thought I may have a chance.

If tickets are available how would I go about getting them? Can you buy them outside of Uruguay or indeed away from the stadium itself? I may well be in Montevideo the night before the game so could buy tickets then.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · Sep 22, 2009
Rocha or La Paloma accomodation  (2 Answers)

Hello, can anybody recommend and hotel or Cabinas in La Paloma (or Rocha)?
Thanks ina dvance

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