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Uruguay Country Quickfacts

  • Uruguay vacations
  • Bungalows and hammocks in Cabo Polonio
  • The Palacio Salvo in Montevideo
  • Rio de la Plata
  • Statue of Jose Gervasio Artigas
  • Gaucho on his horse
Area:  176,215 km².


Country Code: 598
Country Population: 3,324,460
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted at most tourists areas.
Currency: Uruguayan peso
Departure Tax: $36USD payable in cash
Drives on the: Right

220 - 240V

Ethnic Groups: 

86% White, 4% Mestizo, 9% Black and Mulatto

Flag: Philippines Flag
Location:  Southeastern coast of South America
Official Language(s): Uruguayan Spanish ("cocoliche")
Religion: Roman Catholic, Christian
Time Zone: UYT (UTC-2)
Tipping: Tipping is customary in Uruguay.



Uruguay Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Uruguay.

Learn about the history and culture of Uruguay, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Uruguay's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Uruguay for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Uruguay vacations today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Uruguay tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Uruguay tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Uruguay vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, an independent travel module, a Holiday of a Lifetime and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Uruguay.

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