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Five unmissable beaches to visit in Uruguay


Where to go and what to do on the best beaches on the Uruguayan coast. Brand Studio for Natural Uruguay Every summer thousands of Argentines choose Uruguay to spend their vacations. From big celebrities, influencers, friends to entire families enjoy the hundreds of attractions that the neighboring country has to offer. As extensive as it is diverse , the Uruguayan coast offers nature, amazing landscapes, adventure and the best sunsets that provide the finishing touc

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Every summer thousands of Argentines choose Uruguay to spend their vacations.

From big celebrities, influencers, friends to entire families enjoy the hundreds of attractions that the neighboring country has to offer.

As extensive as it is diverse

, the Uruguayan coast offers nature, amazing landscapes, adventure and the best sunsets

that provide the finishing touch, giving you a unique and unforgettable experience.

From small and lonely beaches to the hectic coasts, ideal for practicing all the water sports you can imagine.

Undoubtedly, there is a beach for every tourist, it only remains for you to discover yours.

Uruguay invites you to enjoy its beaches.

Many times we have heard about or seen on the covers of newspapers and magazines that Punta del Este or José Ignacio are the stars of the seasons, setting trends either for their glamorous parties, the outstanding participation on their beaches of entertainment figures and athletes, the after beach where there is no lack of the total white look and the big hats.

However, although the vast majority opt for Punta del Este, there are

other beaches that are worth discovering

and visiting.

5 beaches that will surprise you


The tourist capital of the Gold Coast, is classified as one of the best spas and one of the most recommended for tourism.


perfect combination for lovers of the wild but who want to enjoy the comfort of the services of a city


The spa with 112 years of history equally invites you to rest on its beaches and parks, as well as to contemplate its streets and old buildings loaded with picturesque stories.

Atlantida Beach, Uruguay.

Its magnificent wide and extensive beaches, with fine white sand, are characterized by pine and eucalyptus forests that give tourists unparalleled shelter from the intense summer sun.

La Mansa to the West, has a calm sea and is preferred by the family public;

meanwhile, surfers from all over the world come to La Brava to the East in search of its strong waves.

But, when the sun goes down and night falls, a strong gastronomic pole awaits you to enjoy the best local food and the most exquisite gourmet dishes.

In addition to those who want to extend the hours, bars and discos add to the attractions of the spa city.

And for lovers of romantic stories and culture, if you visit Atlántida you have to know that

this place was the inspiring muse and refuge for a clandestine love affair between the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and Matilde Urrutia

, who would later become his third wife.

The famous and renowned poet named the spa as Datitla, keeping the place of his love escapades a secret.

Undoubtedly, this picturesque resort, located just 45 minutes from Montevideo, is an unmissable haven for admirers of nature, adventure and why not poetry, literature and history.


If we talk about places steeped in history, Piriápolis is one of them.

It was

founded in 1893, at the height of the Belle Époque

, by Francisco Piria, businessman, alchemist and character if there were any.

He originally named it Balneario del Porvenir, a name that would become a sentence over time.

The city has the merit of having emerged from meticulous planning to attract the Uruguayan and Argentine aristocracy at the end of the 19th century.

Pirápolis is another of the beach charms to discover.

Visiting it brings with it the need to delve into its history, its symbols, its traditions and the richness of its past that gives it a unique identity in the present.

Beyond its curious and particular foundation,

Piriápolis is another of the beach charms to discover.

Its beaches are located along a 25-kilometer strip of coastline that goes from the Solís stream to Punta Negra.

All of them, with their white sands and clean waters, receive thousands of Uruguayan, Argentine and European tourists every summer.

If you go to the west some of the most attractive are: Playa Grande, Playa Verde, Playa Hermosa, Las Flores and Bella Vista.


boulevard, a replica of the French Biarritz, is one of the main attractions


In addition, its extensive beaches have high hills that compete for prominence, creating an ideal environment for rest.

This city, in turn, has the enigmatic Piria Castle and ostentatious buildings such as the

Argentino Hotel, which for many years was considered the largest in South America.

The options for activities in this city are wide and for all tastes.

Parks, water sports, chairlifts, hiking circuits, rappelling, horseback riding are just some of the alternatives to enjoy this summer.

Added to a wide gastronomic and hotel offer.

On the other hand, the spa also has vast settings for sport fishing.

In addition to the local port and its breakwaters, there are points such as Punta Fría, Punta Colorada and Punta Negra, ideal for fishing corvinas and silversides.

If we have to describe Piriápolis in a few words, we could say: a resort full of magic and history.

Devil's Point

A real postcard.

Since its inception, this

fishing village

has been fully dedicated to tourism, combining a large number of cabin complexes, hotels and campsites.

Characterized by its rocky crags that enter the sea, Punta del Diablo presents itself as an ideal setting for those who love sport fishing.

It is common to see tourists walking barefoot through its dirt streets while enjoying its beautiful beaches and meeting its people.

Punta del Diablo, fishing village.

This small Rochense Eden,

as its tradition indicates and its history supports it, is the ideal place to eat the most delicious and fresh fish.

In addition, the spa is ideal for those who practice surfing, since the waves form large peaks in front of La Viuda beach.

It should be noted that during the summer season, championships are held with the participation of local athletes and countries in the region.

But if you plan to visit Punta del Diablo in the next few days, you cannot miss the craft fair, located in the center of town and the artists of the area who accompany the most impressive sunsets with their music.

The stone

If the plan is to go with the family, the Rochense spa is the right place.

Located at km 227, 200 of Route 10, Juan Díaz de Solís, a little further east of Cabo de Santa María, on a narrow and small peninsula called Punta Rubia.

The beaches of La Pedrera admit both rest and recreation, such as fishing or the most varied water sports.

This small spa has a

strong exclusive and cosmopolitan character

, as well as an excellent infrastructure for accommodation.


main beach is usually known as Desplayado

and it is a great attraction center during the summer months.

On the other hand, on the south beach you can see the last vestiges of

the fishing vessel Cathay, which ran aground in 1971


Continuing further south, the Barrancas de la Pedrera offer tourists a surprising combination of textures and colors of nature.

But in addition to the beach, you can visit the Social Club located on the main street of La Pedrera, as well as its Church, the craft fair and a wide variety of small shops and restaurants that provide warmth and service for an unforgettable stay.

And as in most of the Uruguayan coast, the boulevard is the protagonist, becoming the perfect place to enjoy a fascinating landscape of a full moon or to observe the incredible courtship of right whales in the winter months.


Beautiful by nature, La Paloma is undoubtedly one of the

most emblematic and popular spas in the department of Rocha


Nestled in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, its amazing and varied beaches attract thousands of tourists every year who choose from those with calm waters such as those of the small bay, to those with great waves such as La Balconada, La Aguada or La Pedrera.

The inlets, the rocky points, the large expanses of fine white sand, the high dunes, the flat or deep waters and an endless number of natural attractions make La Paloma a unique place suitable for all types of public.

everyone to the beach

The Uruguayan coast makes its visitors fall in love and becomes the right place to spend excellent vacations where everyone can enjoy the beach.

In this sense, most of them have an access ramp, amphibious chairs, and sometimes, trained personnel to accompany the user.

In addition, there are specific tours for blind people, adapted menus, conditioned spaces and accessible bathrooms.

This summer we are all going to the beach


Know where the accessible beaches are in the following link.

exclusive benefits

These data always come in handy.

Uruguay offers a large number of benefits for non-residents who want to go and enjoy with their family, partner or friends.

  • Zero VAT in hotels and accommodation (Valid for foreigners presenting an identity document issued abroad. Valid: all year).

  • Zero VAT on gastronomic services.

    Provided that said benefits do not integrate the concept of lodging.

    (Valid until April 30, 2023).

  • Zero VAT on catering services for holding parties and events.

    (Valid until April 30, 2023).

  • Zero VAT on services for parties and events, not included in the previous literal.

    (Valid until April 30, 2023).

  • Zero VAT on vehicle rentals without driver.

    (Valid until April 30, 2023).

  • Refund of 10.5% of the rental price of real estate for tourist purposes to all non-resident natural persons, provided that the rental is carried out in registered real estate agents and the means of payment used is a debit or credit card issued abroad.

    (Valid until April 30, 2023).

  • Refund of 9 VAT points on mediation services in the rental of real estate for tourist purposes.

    (Valid until April 30, 2023).

  • Tax Free.

    (Valid all year).

  • 30% discount on fuel (naphtha) paying with credit or debit card, on the sale price, at stations located within a 20 km radius from the following border crossing points, with the Argentine Republic: Fray Bentos – Puerto Unzué, Paysandú - Colón, Salto - Concordia.

    More information here.


Source: clarin

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