- Is it safe to travel around South America and Uruguay?
- When is the best season to visit Uruguay?
- How long does it take to get a basic knowledge of Spanish?
- What is the best way to carry with money?
- Should I be cautious with food in Uruguay?
- Should I take specific precautions against illnesses?
Is it safe to travel around South America and Uruguay?
Although everybody has heard about conflicts in Colombia and maybe in urban parts of Brazil, it is really safe to travel in South America (mainly in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile). Specifically in Uruguay, taking buses is not only safe but a relaxing and pleasing experience while cruising on the rolling hills.
When is the best season to visit Uruguay?
During winter and spring (June through December) it is possible to fully enjoy the show of nature with the arrival of whales and penguins. It is in summer when town gets crowded and restaurants, parties and concerts are at their best. Autumn (March-May) is the main surfing season even though swells arrive all year round.
How long does it take to get a basic knowledge of Spanish?
It depends on one’s commitment and disposition. Although it takes years to feel comfortable with a foreign language, the fact of being immerse in a Spanish community will turn out in weekly improvements.
What is the best way to carry with money?
There are ATMs in town and traveller checks can also be changed in Rocha (30 Km). All major credit cards are widely accepted in restaurants, hostels, hotels, shops and supermarkets.
Should I be cautious with food in Uruguay?
Uruguayan food is diverse and neither spicy nor fatty or unhealthy. There are plenty of fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and good pasta (my favourite!).
Should I take specific precautions against illnesses?
There is no need to get injections to enter Uruguay. The tempered weather and sanitary condition of the country avoid the existence of malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, hepatitis, etc. Tropical regions are lot more dangerous about this topic. Tap water is drinkable anywhere in Uruguay.