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Uruguay Culture

  • Candombe drummers participate in the annual national festival
  • Carnaval participant
  • Costumed carnaval dancers
  • The annual national festival of Uruguay
  • Uruguay fans celebrating at the 2014 World Cup
  • Celebration of Fiesta de la Tradicion in Marelli

Social Conventions

The people of Uruguay are very laid back, friendly and outgoing and generally greet each other with a handshake. Due to their laid-back nature, punctuality on social occasions is not essential. It is important to remember that smoking in public places is not allowed.



The official language of Uruguay is Spanish, however, English is widely spoken in tourist areas and in business. Near the border with Brazil, Portuguese and Portuñol (a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese) are spoken.



While Uruguay has no official religion, Roman Catholicism is the most practiced faith in the country representing approximately 47% of the population. There are also Protestant and Jewish minorities and a lot of people do not belong to any religious groups.



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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