Uruguay is a small country but with a much higher quality of life than other South American countries. With a strong European influence left by the Portuguese conquerors, Uruguay is a great destination.
Our trip to Uruguay starts along the East coast of Rio de la Plata, before reaching Montevideo, guided by the lighthouse of Punta Carretas. The old part if the capital, the ciudad vieja, is known for its market in the port. Costa Cruises sets sail from here to reach another fantastic destination: Punta del Este, the Uruguayan Monte Carlo. This peninsula by Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean amazes us with its beautiful beaches, where we relax in the shade of palm trees, we stroll by the sea and admire the original sculpture shaped like a hand sticking out of the sand. Be invigorated by one of the many hot springs scattered throughout the country.