Uruguay can be worth a visit when you have an extra day in Buenos Aires. Uruguay is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to the north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.
Uruguay remained largely uninhabited until the establishment of Colonia del Sacramento, one of the oldest European settlements in the country, by the Portuguese in 1680. Montevideo was founded by the Spanish in the early 18th century and won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil.
Considered World Heritage of the Humanity in 1995 by Unesco, Colonia del Sacramento is known for being one of the cities of the Río de la Plata which still keeps the marvelous magic of its history. Foundered by Portuguese, Spain and Portugal fight for it for decades, the city became a mixture of architectonical styles.
Montevideo is the lively capital of Uruguay and a popular destination of travelers. It´s small enough to walk around, but big enough for some great architecture and bustling night life! Montevideo has a colonial past which you can find in the Old Center (Ciudad Vieja).
Punta del Este is one of South America’s most glamorous beach town and easily the most expensive place in Uruguay. Extremely popular with Argentineans and Brazilians. With its many beaches, elegant houses, yacht marinas and high class restaurants Punta del Este is the summer glamour destination of Uruguay! From Buenos Aires you can take a ferry to Montevideo and continue by bus transfer.