Celebrate the dazzling Carnaval in Montevideo. Tour the vineyards of world-class wineries. Watch southern right whales migrating along the coast.
Bathe in hot springs such as Termas de Dayman. Explore the Quebrada de los Cuervos canyon. Stay at a boutique hotel in chic José Ignacio and stroll its sandy beaches. Bigger, brasher neighbours might steal the limelight, but Uruguay offers everything from cosmopolitan sophistication in Montevideo to stunning scenery and wildlife inland. It is not just the home of the first World Cup, Fray Bentos corned beef and more cattle than people. The country's copious attractions include fishing villages with unspoiled beaches, horseriding on traditional ranches, lagoons with a fantastic array of birdlife, and architectural styles that span the centuries. Full of insider insights, and packed with comprehensive practical information - including detailed sections on culture, heritage and natural history - this in-depth guide is an essential companion for first-time visitors and seasoned travellers alike.