Uruguay has to be one of South America’s best-kept secrets. As a cruise holiday destination it has just about everything you could want – glorious beaches, atmospheric cities, quaint towns and beautiful rolling countryside. Undoubtedly, one the must-see places to visit is its capital, Montevideo. This cosmopolitan city oozes with art deco buildings, wonderful shopping districts, a beachfront promenade and all the bars and restaurants you could want.
The narrow cobbled streets of the old town, Ciudad Vieja, are packed with historic buildings and buzzing plazas. Whilst in the city, you must visit the aptly named Bouza Winery to taste some of the local produce.
When it comes to eating, most restaurants are parrilladas (grill-rooms) with plenty of chorizo, seafood and meat on offer, plus you’ll also find a lot of Italian food on the menu.Its compact size means that during your cruise to Uruguay you will be able to see a good part of the country, but you’ll find yourself wanting to return to check out the parts you missed first time round.