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Pocitos, Montevideo

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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. Take a look at our Montevideo itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Pocitos and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Where to stay in Montevideo

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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  • Took the hop on hop off bus from old town. Spent some time roaming around the water front. Many great photo opportunities.  more »
  • On the Rambla. Lots of small shops to explore or just to walk in the neighborhood. Good location to get to anything.  more »
  • This is a lovely beach along the East coast of Montevideo. I should imagine it's perfect for walking along at dawn to watch the sunrise. Unfortunately I went during their winter, though the walk was l...  more »