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Rio de la Plata

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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118 reviews 118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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.

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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83 helpful votes 83 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.

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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

Sertaozinho, SP
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Taking a very fast and good boat from Buenos Aires, you can go to Colonia Sacramento, in Uruguay. The Rio de la Plata looks like the ocean. The litle city is so cute, with houses from the last century, nice restaurants and shops. You can stay the day or more, both are worthed!

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Loved the sunsets, they are simply unique. They make your heart ache! The colours of the river change with the weather, the skies, sheer clever nature.

Goiania, GO
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The sunset from the harbor was perfect; just the right hues of red, orange and yellow, followed by a great full moon. And the trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina on Buquebus (a boat) was quite interesting.

Alexandria, Virginia
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101 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My aunts and I took went on a day trip to Colonia del Sacramento via the Buquebus Rapido from Buenos Aires on January 3rd. I was disappointed to see how brown and muddy the Rio de la Plata was on the crossing. I kept hoping that the water would turn blue (or at least become less muddy) at some point,... More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We were in Buenos Aires for three months: We lived in Palermo, San Telmo and have also worked in Retiro and Belgrano during this time. My point is that we have seen quite a lot of Buenos Aires and were in need of an escape from the concrete jungle that - in my personal opinion - has little to offer... More

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

On the coast of Colonia you can enjoy the best sunsets over the Rio de la Plata. Over the shore you have some places where you can eat something typical.

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