Located in the southeast coastal region of South America, just below the southern tip of Brazil.
It has an extensive coastline which offers an excellent selection of water-based recreation activities.
There are many different tourist regions and cities throughout Uruguay.
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The Punta del Este region is popular, located in the south-eastern area of the country, where the ocean meets the Rio de la Plata. It is near the city of Maldonado, and has built up a large tourist following, due to it's many hotels, restaurants, and water-based activities.
An extensive marina and yacht port are a popular source of sport fishing, sailing, diving, and similar adventure activities in the region.
In Santa Teresa National Park, along the coast in the northeast of the country, you can find beaches, forests, and a nature reserve with a wide-range of plants and animal species to discover.
This area is ideal for hiking and camping, you can visit the historic fortress of Santa Teresa. It’s also an ideal place to find surfing opportunities almost year-round, with virtually no crowd.
On the opposite side of the country, in the Salto region (inland and in the northwest of the country), you can find a far more relaxed holiday.
This area features many public and private hot springs and mineral spas to relax the muscles after a long trip of rough and tumble adventures in the wildlands of South America.
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