Welcome to Uruguay

History, Beauty, Culture!

So Much Adventure in a Small Package

Although the Oriental Republic of Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, it is ranked highest for peace, lack of corruption, and freedom of the press. It is also one of the most prosperous countries per capita in Latin America.

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Travel in Colonia del Sacramento Uruguay with kids

Visiting Colonia del Sacramento with kids

This beautiful and historic city is a popular day trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina. And after exploring it for ourselves, we know why!

What you need to know about travel in Uruguay

  • Currency
    • Currency in Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso. The average value of the Uruguayan Peso is approximately $0.034 USD. You can check out the current value here.
  • Capital
    • The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo. This city is one of the most vibrant in South America.
  • Electricity
    • In Uruguay the electrical outlets are C, F, I and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Cellular phone service is readily available in most urban areas of Uruguay. Most companies have SIM cards compatible with most phones.
  • Roads, Driving and Public Transit
    • Uruguay is considered to be one of the friendliest countries in Latin America for foreign drivers. Roads are well-maintained and drivers are generally courteous and traffic regulations are well-followed.
  • Uruguay with Kids
    • Family Travel in Uruguay is relatively safe. Uruguayans are warm and friendly. And families with young children are treated well.