Relaxed and easygoing; intriguing and engaging – it’s hard to understand why Uruguay is overlooked by most travellers. Apart from the chic beach resort of Punta del Este (which South Americans consider to be their St Tropez), the country’s appeal is mostly subtle and low-key - but our experts can advise on how to get under its skin.
The Uruguayan Riviera contains some of the best beaches in South America and arguably the most glamorous. Punta del Este is ritzy, sexy and every bit as enjoyably flash as its European counterpart St Tropez.
A great way to start the day: beautiful Mansa beach, just outside Punta del Este, Uruguay. It could be equally calm and tranquil as well as fierce and frightening. No matter what, it was always beautiful.