Ah uruguay, where cows outnumber people three to one, locals chug herbal tea instead of coffee, and the national anthem goes for over six minutes.

Often confused with that other South American country with a similar name (psst, it starts with P), there’s plenty going on in Uruguay.

Montevideo is a compelling mix of colonial architecture, gorgeous outdoor spaces, smoky asado joints and steamy milongas. Celebrities and surfers flock to world-class beaches in Punta del Este, which rivals St. Tropez in the glamour stakes. Then there’s the rustic appeal of gaucho culture, sipping mate while soaking up mountain views at an estancia homestay.

So whether you’re strolling the pretty streets of Colonia del Sacramento, taking in a rodeo in Tacuarembo or eating your weight in steak at Mercado del Puerto, you’ll discover quickly why Uruguay is a destination on the rise.

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