Pocitos, Montevideo

4.5
#2 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Uruguay
Cool off with a dip at Pocitos, Montevideo's best-known beach neighborhood. With its soft sand and green foreshore, the area bustles with energy on hot days. You can join in a game of soccer or beach volleyball, watch one of the regular boat races, or simply go for a swim. The neighborhood's inland area contains many cafes and restaurants, perfect for a relaxing drink after a day in the sun. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Pocitos by using our Montevideo driving holiday planner .
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  • Nice place. Very safe. Aerial photos are a drone ($10US). Umbrella of 100 Uruguayan pesos the day. Warm water, mix of sea and river.
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  • For many Brazilians the playas de Montevideo seem meaningless, because it is actually a river and by the color of the water, it's not crystal clear. However, the playa de Pocitos, for example, has a boardwalk amazing to walk and the weather is great. If you like, you can rent bike and walk around, or even run/walk. The sand is clean, and the water too. Forget a little Valley expecting to see a transparent blue water and see what the town has managed to create with a river for its residents and visitors.
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  • Pocitos beach is very pretty, with a thin sand and the Silver River (which looks like the sea). I think I just miss more options of restaurants/bar on the Boardwalk.
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Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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