Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento

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Feel your stress melt away as you walk along Rio de la Plata, the estuary where the Uruguay and Parana rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its churning, muddy waters, the estuary serves as the final drainage point for a staggering amount of water from across South America. You won't see much in the way of tourist attractions as you stroll, but the area makes a great place to clear your head among pleasant nature. Put Rio de la Plata into our Colonia del Sacramento online route maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Great place to watch the sunset with a lot of calm and peace. Good also for taking pictures. Are 5 km of well cared for, with a waterside promenade and cycle path, Has several places to photograph.
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  • Charm, history and desire to stay and live there. It runs from only end-to-end walk, between ancient and modern.
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  • Beautiful view from the pier, the veleritos seem suspended between lights and beautiful meeting place. You can appreciate the grandeur of the Río de la Plata
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Where to stay in Colonia del Sacramento

In contrast to its quaint historical architecture, Colonia del Sacramento offers a range of multi-story, luxury accommodations. Most of these sit near the tip of the city's peninsula, with swimming pools and good beach access. If you want to stay in the old town itself, choose between a range of hostels, inns, and boutique hotels housed in buildings more in keeping with the city's colonial architecture. Make sure to reserve your accommodations in advance, especially if visiting on a weekend or during the busy summer season.
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