Is Uruguay your next travel destination? If your answer is yes, or if you’re looking at Uruguay as a possible site for you upcoming adventure, then you should definitely prep up for your trip as early as now. We’re not saying you should start packing-what you have to do is research on what the country has to offer, given the fact that it’s not as popular as its Latin American neighbors such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina or Peru.
So what should you discover during your Uruguay tour? Well, the country is known for its rustic settlements, from the more urban Montevideo, to the rural Colonia. The streets are still made up of cobblestones, and the dwellings still showcase the Latin American architecture of hard carved stone.
Uruguay is also a rocky country; it is filled with a tight-knit mountain range, but at the same time it offers a picturesque view of the sea, which of course rests in white sand beaches. With that said, you should expect days of relaxing and frolicking on the shores-thus the need for a bathing suit to be packed inside your luggage.
But aside from the breathtaking views and virgin beaches, Uruguay is also famous for its guilty pleasures: wine and cheese. If your taste buds have already begun to crave for luscious treats, then you must then include a cheese and wine tour in the country during your stay.
There are many wine cellars to visit during your Uruguay vacation, practically because almost every city has its own wine to boast. Wines in the country were brought by the French, who have first visited the country during the colonial years. The country became the perfect place for making wines because of its abundant grape vineyards; grapes that grow in Uruguay tend to be sweeter and juicier, as compared to those native in France.
If your itinerary includes the cities of Colonia, Montevideo, Estrancia Guarda del Monte, and La Pedeira, then you must learn how to avoid getting tipsy before you ever head on to your tour. This is because you will be sipping at least one kind of wine in each city you drop by, and getting drunk in the middle of travel is an absolute no-no.
Aside from the wineries, you may also visit the cheese makers of Uruguay. Cheese were first brought by Swiss immigrants almost the same time the French did, and from then on the delicacy has been a staple for every family meal in the country.
Cheese in Uruguay has different variants, but it stands out from other types of cheese because of its flavor and aroma. This can be due to the way farmers take care of the cows in Uruguay; they are fed with more organic content and less vitamins, making them more capable of producing fresh flavorful milk that’s perfect for making cheese.
Cheese factories offer tasting sessions for visitors, you should try one while you’re on vacation. You can also purchase your cheese goods from these factories so you can bring them home to your family and friends.