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Destination - Colonia

If you are arriving into Montevideo, Colonia is a two hour drive west of the capital. If you are arriving from Buenos Aires, the hydro-foil terminal is located just a few minutes from the historic quarter.

Colonia is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and we recommend a stay of two nights to enjoy and relax in this colonial gem located on the River Plate.

Founded by the Portuguese in 1680, the historic quarter with its narrow cobble-stone streets, colonial buildings and reconstructed city walls is one of the very few examples of its type in this part of the continent. You can easily cover the old quarter by foot in a full day. The colourful houses alternate with restaurants, bars, plazas, art and craft shops and museums. Night time is particularly special as you can experience the nostalgia created by the illuminated replica street lamps.

Colonia Tours - Overview
Full and half day tours available from Colonia. To read more about featured tours, please follow the link in the "Tours" box, below right

Anchorena Park
A half day tour to Anchorena Park near the San Juan River. A nature reserve with interesting introduced and native flora and fauna, and a great place from which to experience the Uruguayan countryside...

Colonia & Colonia Suiza
A full day to experience the city highlights of Colonia del Sacramento with a visit to the Swiss immigrant town of Colonia Suiza. Part walking and part driving tour, with lunch at a typical restuarant in the Historical district...


hotel plaza major

posada del virrey


colonia and colonia suiza

anchorena park

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