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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Large body of water

It is difficult to call this a river as it is very wide. You can take a ferry across from BA to Colonia. The road from Montevideo to Colonia follows the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It is difficult to call this a river as it is very wide. You can take a ferry across from BA to Colonia. The road from Montevideo to Colonia follows the river.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

To see the River Plate from the old city of Colonia del Sacramento is weird because it seems as large as a sea!!!! The river is the widest all over the world where it joints the Atlantic Ocean. Any way, from Colonia you cannot see either the opposite shore of Argentina. The most fast trip by seacats and modern ferries... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This river is a slow flowing river, very wide in Colonia de Sacramento, about 24 miles wide to Buenos Aires. There are many parks along the river with table, chairs and grills and a nice sandy beach to spend the day. A few good photos opportunities here.

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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I simply loved it, from the pier to the river. I went there with some Canadian friends and they had s great time. We spent a truly relaxing afternoon. Depending where you come from it might be cheap or expensive.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Picture like surroundings that remind us of colonial times. The water does not look clean. Nice for photo hunting.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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