General Information – Uruguay

The República Oriental del Uruguay is located in the Southern Cone of South America, bordering with Brazil on the north and northeast, Argentina to the west and the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast respectively. Uruguay is 176,215 km2 in area, witha population of 3.300.000. There is a high level of literacy reaching 97% of the population.

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Thanks to a mild climate, Uruguay’s main production is based on livestock and agriculture.The country is located in one of the most extensive regions in the world of cattle and sheep breeding, together with its large agricultural and livestock neighboring countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Chile.

The Uruguayan society is made up of several successive European migrations. It is an open society, with a democratic government elected by free elections every 5 years, promoting tolerance of religious and political ideologies as well as non-discrimination.

 

CLIMATE

The climate is temperate maritime and the temperatures are mild throughout the year.

Seasons Temperature
Summer (22nd December to 21st March) 20º to 30º C (68º to 86º F)
Autumn (21st March to 21st June) 16º to 22º C (60º to 72º F)
Winter (21st June to 22nd September) 5º to 15º C (41º to 59º F)
Spring (22nd September to 22nd December) 16º to 22º C (60º to 72º F)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION – PUNTA DEL ESTE

Punta del Este is one of the most famous and glamorous resorts in South America. It is located 130 km to the east of Montevideo (capital of Uruguay), at the meeting of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. It is surrounded bybeaches called “Brava” and “Mansa”. You can find elegant beach mansions, high rise condos and all kinds of restaurants: French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, fast food and grill (typical Uruguayan food).

In summer, it is popular among Argentines, Brazilians and Uruguayans, being the most upscale resort in southern South America. In winter, it is very often host to international congresses and conferences.

The city is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the natural and architectural beauties.

Punta del Este has 40 kilometers of beaches.

There are two islands close to the shore: Gorriti Island, with a forest of acacias, pine trees and eucaliptus and Sea Lions’ Island which is a nature preserve. Both can be visited throughout the year but excursions are always subject to weather and sea conditions.

Casapueblo: Located in Punta Ballenait is one of the most emblematic constructions of the country. It is the work of famous Uruguayan artist Carlos PáezVilaró, every sunset becomes a mystical ceremony in this site.

Punta Ballena: Only a few kilometers away from Punta del Este, this peninsula is a natural viewpoint to enjoy a breathtaking view.

La Barra: 10 km away from the peninsulaconnected by the undulating bridges across the Arroyo Maldonado, this place has unique style and architecture as well as natural beauties.