Author: The Colonia Expert

Buquebus announces new ferry route from Buenos Aires to Piriápolis, Uruguay

The largest ferry operator between Argentina and Uruguay, Buquebus, recently announced their intention to relaunch direct ferry service between Buenos Aires, Argentina and Piriápolis, Uruguay starting in December 2020. Piriápolis is a classic Uruguayan beach town especially popular during Summer months. The new ferry service will not only allow easy access to Piriápolis, but also…
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May 30, 2020 0

Buenos Aires to Punta de Este – 2020 update

The beaches of Uruguay have long been popular with vacationing Argentines, but increasingly visitors from the Northern Hemisphere Winter are flocking to the trendy beach towns as well for a Summer escape. The most known Uruguayan beach town is Punta del Este, known for stylish accommodations and events and excellent dining and drinking. While not…
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December 4, 2019 0

Uruguay selected by Lonely Planet as one of the 10 best countries to visit in 2020

If you need another incentive to visit Uruguay we recommend you listen to influential travel publication Lonely Planet, which selected Uruguay as one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2020. The publication cites the country’s emerging wine industry, countryside and always popular beaches as the main attractions, in addition to Uruguay’s strong tradition…
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November 11, 2019 0

Luggage Storage in Colonia, Uruguay

We frequently get asked by clients if it is possible to store baggage somewhere in Colonia, Uruguay. Oftentimes travelers stay overnight in Colonia and have to check out of their hotel several hours before their ferry departure and don’t want the hassle of hauling baggage around the cobblestone streets of Colonia! The answer is, YES!…
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October 8, 2019 0

How to Get the Best Price on Ferry Tickets to Colonia

Since we sell thousands of ferry tickets every year we also are able to observe the prices offered by the different ferry lines that travel between Buenos Aires and Colonia, Uruguay and better understand how to get the lowest price on ferry tickets. We started our ferry ticket agency because so many tourists were being…
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July 31, 2019 0

The Buenos Aires to Colonia Ferry Business Class Experience – Is it worth it?

Recently a client asked us our opinion about if traveling to Colonia, Uruguay by ferry in business class is worth the additional cost. Even though we’re in the business of helping people that want to buy ferry tickets, we immediately replied that it’s not in the least bit worth it and to just purchase an…
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July 24, 2019 0

Guide to visiting Carmelo, Uruguay

Just a half hour drive NW of Colonia, Uruguay sits Carmelo, a small town and the New York Times dubbed the “Tuscany” of Uruguay. While not nearly as publicized as Tuscany or the town of Colonia, Carmelo is a hotspot for in-the-know food and wine lovers and people looking for a slow paced and relaxing…
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July 12, 2019 0

Best Dinner Restaurants in Colonia, Uruguay

Many people just visit Colonia, Uruguay as a ferry day-trip from Buenos Aires, but for those of you that stay overnight there are some great dinner options in town. There is something magical about walking the cobblestone streets of Colonia after the last ferry of the day has left. Here are our top picks for…
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May 6, 2019 0

Public Holidays of Uruguay 2019

Like when traveling to any country it’s worth doing a quick search of national holidays to avoid crowds, closures and know in advance about any festivities or special events. Besides Uruguayan holidays keep in mind that the country is a popular destination for Argentines on their holidays, many of which overlap. On these dates often…
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January 11, 2019 0

The immigration control experience when traveling between Argentina and Uruguay

While most people that visit Colonia, Uruguay do it as a day-trip from Buenos Aires and it’s just a quick ferry ride across the Rio de La Plata, the immigration procedure when making the trip is similar to that of a long international trip since they are different countries. After completing the check-in process and…
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October 23, 2018 0