The Lonely Planet travel guide defines Uruguay as “an oasis of stability and tranquillity”, as well as innovative regarding its laws and environmentally-friendly, promoting sustainable tourism. “A developed and modern country that in recent years has promoted a progressive social agenda, from legalising marijuana to accepting LGTBI rights”.
The guide also suggests strolling through the cosmopolitan capital, Montevideo, visiting Colonia del Sacramento and its colonial streets and enjoying the beach glamour of Punta del Este.
Uruguay, which offers several discounts for travellers who visit it, also has other main attractions. Among these, a series of celebrations commemorating that the writer Mario Benedetti would have turned 100 in 2020.
To this end there will be exhibitions and cinema starting in February, the National Ballet del SODRE will launch in September an adaptation of his novel La Tregua (The Truce), and in October, Patrimonio weekend will be dedicated to him throughout the country.
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