The country enjoys a relatively stable and temperate climate all year round, although quite humid. Winter is cold and rainy, no tourists come here. But from spring to autumn, Uruguay offers a wide range of temperatures, from rain to blazing sun, with always wind on the coast. Montevideo is very lively during this period, except from Christmas to the second week of January, when the city turns into a real ghost town until the llamadas. In January and February, the very high season, the coast is invaded by Argentines and Brazilians on holiday, prices rise disproportionately. The coast, which is popular with Uruguayans, is cheaper but also has a full coastline. The ideal time to come is from mid-November to mid-December and from early February to early March to enjoy the coast of Rocha and Maldonado. The interior is too hot in the middle of summer, prefer to stay in an estancia during the late season, when the temperatures are milder.
Typical and comfortable estancias :
We also come to Uruguay to discover the legendary universe, yet well anchored in everyday reality, of the gaucho, the South American cowboy who leads cattle and herds of horses through the pampas. We repeat, we do not come here to see exuberant landscapes, but to immerse ourselves in an authentic rural world, 100% nature. There is nothing like agrotourism in an estancia to recharge your batteries and discover the flavours and traditions of the country! Often lost in the middle of green meadows, some of these farms are still rustic and basic, involving you in daily tasks, while others have been specially designed to meet the expectations of visitors seeking comfort. You will certainly be surprised by the diversity of styles and the range of offers. On the other hand, prices are quite high.
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