UK to Uruguay – The best way to get to Uruguay from the UK is to get a direct flight from London to Rio de Janeiro or Buenos Aires (British Airways from London Heathrow). Enjoy a couple of nights at one of these iconic South American cities, then get a short internal flight to the new Carrasco Airport in Montevideo. José Ignacio is an easy two and a half hours trip by car along Route 10.
Dynamic, stylish and nostalgic, Buenos Aires is an amazing city of contrasting neighbourhood, stylish cafes and restaurants, a vibrant art scene and the passionate Tango. Its architecture has given it the reputation of being the Paris of the South and it has its very own South American twist. Watch the iconic Argentinian dance, the Tango, at the lively bars in Sam Telmo. Visit the contrasting and unique Buenos Aires neighbourhoods with their colonial plazas, antique markets, street art, stylish restaurants, famous theatres and football stadiums or look for Evita’s grave at the impressive Cementerio de la Recoleta.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the worlds most iconic cities. Known as the Cidade Maravihosa or marvelous city the location is stunning; flanked by soaring mountains, white sand beaches and verdant rainforest it occupies one of the worlds most spectacular settings. Rio is famous for its carnival and captivating beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. After the success of hosting the World Cup and with the fast approaching Olympics, the tourist infrastructure is perfect and its a great time to visit Rio
Another option is to add a visit to Iguazu Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world. Iguazu Falls is situated on the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay and is a UNESCO site. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world with three km of cascades falling eighty meters. Surrounding the falls is beautiful subtropical rainforest with over 2,000 species of plants and home to tapirs, giant anteaters, ocelots and jaguars.
Uruguay is a perfect winter sun destination for European and North American countries. The country has a mild subtropical climate, making it an attractive destination throughout the year. In 2014 International Living voted Uruguay as having one of the top three best climates in the world. The summer periods (December to February) average a high of 28°C. The peak time when Jose Ignacio is at its busiest is very short from New Year to Mid February. The Autumn (October and November) and Spring (March and April) are great times to visit, they are quieter and have an average high of 23 °C.
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