About Uruguay

About Uruguay

South America

Uruguay is considered one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. For tourists, the most comfortable conditions for recreation are created here. The sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast will be the best place for sea recreation and water sports. Uruguay is an ecologically clean country, and the mild climate and friendly attitude of local residents to guests are one of the advantages of the country.

Geography of Uruguay

According to simplyyellowpages, the country lies on the east bank of the Uruguay River in southeastern South America. Washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Neighbors with Argentina and Brazil.




The area of Uruguay is 176.215 km. sq., occupies the 90th place in the world by area.




The official currency is the Uruguayan peso (UYU).


The official language is Spanish.

Weather in Uruguay

Uruguay has a subtropical maritime climate, however, as you go deeper into the country, the climate becomes more continental. The coldest month is July, the average temperature at this time is +10 +12 C, and in January +22 +24 C. Most of the precipitation falls in July-September and during the year their amount reaches 1000-1200 mm. The tourist season in Uruguay falls on January-April.


The road network is the densest among all Latin American countries. With other countries, Uruguay is connected by air and sea transport. Within the capital, public transport costs 6.5 pesos, and a taxi ride to the airport costs 150 pesos. Currency exchange Banks in Uruguay are open on weekdays from 10.00 to 16.00. The most favorable exchange rate is offered in banks, as well as exchange is possible in hotels, airports and shopping centers. Credit cards of major payment systems are accepted in hotels and shopping centers. It is impossible to use credit cards of European or North American banks at local ATMs.

Currency exchange in Uruguay

As of October 2011, the national currency rate is 1 USD = 20.2 UYU. The national currency is the Uruguayan peso.


220V/50Hz (American type sockets).


More than half of the believing population (66%) belong to the Roman Catholic Church, there are also adherents of the Anglican and Methodist churches.


Uruguay is one of the safest countries in Latin America. However, it is worth adhering to at least basic safety rules, especially in the provinces.


Medical care in the country is paid, so it is advisable to have a medical insurance policy. Vaccination upon entry into the country is not required.

About Uruguay