Uruguay : Colonia/Montevideo

belga

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Hi,

I ve got to get out of the country for my visa renewal and I was wondering if you guys could give some advices about Uruguay!
Is it worthy to stay more than a day in Colonia?
Is Montevideo more interesting?
What's the ticket price difference (Bs As-Colonia/Bs As-Montevideo)
Where can I get the cheapest tickets?

Any other informations would be greatly welcomed too!

Thanks
 

SaraSara

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Colonia is closer - a one hour ferry crossing versus three hours to Montevideo. So, it is cheaper to go to Colonia.

The town's historic area is lovely but small - easily seen in an afternoon.
 

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i'd totally recommend staying 2 nights in colonia - one down town and another in the country side. hire a bike and ride through the campo...it's spectacular. the nicest spot i've stayed in was La Casa de Los Limoneros, about 8km from the town. it's a b&b with great hosts, a five course dinner, a big farm and views to the river. downtown you can[t really go wrong. great restaurants and many little hotels/hostels.
 

belga

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Thanks a lot to all of you for your precious advices!
I think I ll opt for Colonia then!

Cheers
 

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I suppose it depends what you are after. There is not much to do in Colonia, but it is perfect place to relax for a weekend after hectic BA. It's quite an experience when on the main street cars stop to let you cross the road. It's a perfect small town to spend some time with sweetheart, sit on the beach, stroll the streets, sit in restaurants.

Montevideo naturally offers a bit more activities. I you rather wanna sit in irish pub with english-speakers during the nights rather than drinking vino de la casa with stray dogs, I would go for Montevideo. ;)
 

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Colonia is really cute, but super touristy, many many souvenir shops etc. Very easy to get there and lots of restaurants/cafes, very nice port and malecon/boardwalk, but again, it's a tourist town and it has that feel. Montevideo feels a bit more authentic for some reason. It has some amazing architecture/buildings. I went on the ferry/bus with SeaCat and I think they were cheaper than Buque Bus at the time and their service was fast. Good luck!
 

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Flores main street not far to walk from port..promos on food in the afternoon...bank
half way up this street right side theres a bank with atm with no charge....suerte amigo
 
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