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Rio de la Plata

Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

the piers and the grassy hills around this little park of Colonia make an awsome picnic spot. chilling out in the sun on the grass of the jetty watching all the Argentina boaties mooring up. there are good supermarkets ner by so you can grab some cold beers, and salami, cheese etc and just it back. no need to go... More 

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BA, Argentina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to relax, get a incredible view of Buenos Aires from afar, sunbask or watch the most amazing sunsets, this it the place to go. Treat yourself to a walk along the river!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It worths the visit. Take a picture at Colonia with de la Plata it´s obligatory and charming. Chose some restaurant at the edge of the river and take some tannat wine. It´s a wonderful experience!

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Colonia has the typical Rambla of cities in UY that are on the waterfront and waling along it is terrific. This one has old decorative marble looking railing so it's charm fits right in the rest of the Historic Barricio restoration. Great sunsets and sometimes a few Argetina buildings are faintly visible on the horizon.

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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

It is an incredibly wide river! Looks a little dirty for swimming. Wonderful sunsets!!! Very pleasant walks beside the river on the ramble.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been a few times and once the water was so violent that I was amazed the boats were staying right side up. Other times its been calm and relazing. The dock is very long and picturesque with seating and nice views. You most definitely won't confuse the water with the Carribean, though. (It's pretty brown and murky.)

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UK
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125 reviews 125 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Beautiful views over the river from the old town. Even in July we had blue skies and pleasant temperatures. It's worth taking the 5km walk round the bay enjoying the views.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
53 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's a lovely sight from Colonia, not so lovely from Buenos Aires. The beaches in Uruguay are worth a visit, you can swim there since it's not polluted at all.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Colonia del Sacramento makes an excellent day trip from Buenos Aires. I travelled on the Buquebus fast ferry taking just one hour to cross the Rio de la Plata. A very smooth crossing even during a storm on the way back. Colonia del Sacramento is such a contrast to Buenos Aires. Allow for the one hour time difference when choosing... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Take a boat ride over from Buenos Aires, to chalk up a visit to the country of Uruguay. This little town is so neat with cool views of the ocean. Rent a "souped up" golf cart to cruise the city right at the port of arrival. At times you will be on stone side streets that give you the feel... More 

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