At the end of February, most Uruguayans (and Argentinians) strap on their party sandals and head to the beautiful beaches of Uruguay for Carnaval. However, our strategy was to avoid Carnaval all-together! Call us party-poopers, but prices sky-rocket during Carnaval season, and sleepy beach towns like La Pedrera that house only a few hundred can be trampled by as many as 50,000 party-goers during Carnavals peak. Instead, we wanted some quiet beach time after the Carnaval madness - and that's just what we got... and more.
- Colonia Del Sacramento: quaint colonial-era city, built by the Portuguese for smuggling goods into Buenos Aires
- El Galope horse ranch, to live the country life - ride (and groom) horses, feed calves, eat home-grown meals, and enjoy wine in the country-side.
- Montevideo (Carnivores Heaven)
- CABO POLONIO: an isolated beach, reachable by riding a monster truck over sand dunes!
- La Pedrera: sleepy surf town
Duff Tales of Uruguay:
- Unplugged in Cabo Polonio
- Carnivores Heaven: The Montevideo Market
- Murga music in Colonia Del Sacramento