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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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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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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
63 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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177 reviews 177 reviews
53 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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1,333 attraction reviews
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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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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Sertaozinho, SP
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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.

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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.

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