Trip Tips

Traveling to Uruguay during December and January

During the months of December and January there is tremendous demand for ferry tickets between Buenos Aires and Colonia, Uruguay due to it being high season for tourism for international tourists visiting South America and also being peak beach season in Uruguay, a popular destination for Argentines during those months. Since we book so many…
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September 28, 2018 0

Bus Service to and from Colonia, Uruguay

While most people visiting Colonia, Uruguay take the ferry from Buenos Aires as a day-trip others travel to Uruguay to see more of the country and unless you rent a car you will most likely go by long distance bus service, which is easy to use and relatively inexpensive.  All of the buses that serve…
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August 23, 2018 0

Best Cafes in Colonia, Uruguay

After rambling through the cobblestone streets of Colonia and a relaxing lunch with a glass or two of Tannat wine you might be in the mood in the afternoon for a coffee before boarding the ferry back to Buenos Aires.  Lucky for you Uruguay has a big cafe culture and there are several nice cafes…
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August 14, 2018 0

Why Buy Your Ferry Tickets with Colonia Ferry

We founded our ferry ticket agency after working years in the travel industry in Argentina and Uruguay and being constantly frustrated with how difficult it was for tourists (and locals!) to purchase ferry tickets between Buenos Aires and Colonia.  A seemingly simple journey that one would assume would be quick, straightforward and inexpensive to book,…
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August 1, 2018 0

Is visiting Colonia, Uruguay a good idea?

Most tourists visit Colonia, Uruguay as a day-trip from Buenos Aires as the ferry between the two cities is just 1 hour in each direction.  We do frequently get emails from people interested in purchasing ferry tickets asking if we recommend it over other day trip possibilities from Buenos Aires and we always answer that…
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July 19, 2018 0

Best Ice Cream Flavors and Shops in Colonia, Uruguay

If you take the ferry to Colonia, Uruguay during the warm Summer months you should definitely take a break during your day-trip to have an helado (ice cream).  Like Argentina, Uruguay is famous for it’s high quality and especially creamy ice cream. Top ice cream flavors to try in Uruguay Dulce de leche – The best seller…
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July 11, 2018 0

The Chivito Sandwich – A must try food in Uruguay

Tasting the food and drink of any country is one of the best ways to understand the culture and history, and when visiting Uruguay trying the national dish, the Chivito sandwich is a must-do.  Even if you just take the ferry to Colonia for a day trip it is possible to try this delicious and…
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July 2, 2018 0

Top Souvenirs to get in Colonia, Uruguay

Culturally Uruguay and Argentina and fairly similar as only a quick ferry ride across the Rio de La Plata separates the two countries.  Uruguay does though have some unique traditions and craft goods to experience and look for during your visit and souvenirs to consider purchasing. Mate – Both Argentina and Uruguay vigorously consume mate,…
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June 7, 2018 0

Visiting Wineries near Colonia, Uruguay

If you are a food and wine lover like us you might be interested in visiting some of the wineries near Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay during your trip.  While not nearly as famous as wine from Argentina doing a wine tasting in Uruguay is definitely worthwhile since the country produces good wine as well, especially…
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June 4, 2018 0

Best Hostels in Colonia, Uruguay

Uruguay is a common destination for younger travelers and backpackers visiting South America and we commonly have clients that purchase ferry tickets from us ask if we have recommendations for hostels in Colonia.  We definitely do have our favorites after staying at almost all of the hostels in town!  Here is our list of the…
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May 29, 2018 0