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Gorgeous sunset views

This is an absolutely beautiful place to sit for a few minutes and enjoy the sights. There's a port full of boats and when the sun sets, it's breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful place to sit for a few minutes and enjoy the sights. There's a port full of boats and when the sun sets, it's breathtaking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This river is a beautiful place. It's charming and trust me it' s silver lol. When you arrive is this place, you feel better!

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Kent, United Kngdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A real step back in time, great place to go to return to the late 50's and early 60's. Quite amazing and great fun

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Tolland, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went there with my father, a senior. Walked around a lot and finally ended up at a bar on the river. Everything there is reasonably priced. The bar was a nice cap off for the day as we watched the activity on the river and watched life pass by. Very relaxing!!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

There is a nice little boardwalk (malecon) in Barrio Historico Colonia de Sacramento. It is a great place to walk or sit by the river. You can enjoy pleasant conversation, reading a book, take nice photos or watch boat operation from the pier. Later in the evening if you are still around, you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. There are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We bought a day trip with Colonia Express. It turned into a 4 hours nightmare between arriving, boat breaking and being towed back. Lack of maintenance, full of smoke. Nerve wrecking experience. Manager was extremely rude.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It seems to be a sea without waves. It is endless and beautiful. The Rio de la Plata is very well navigable and one can see large ships from time to time

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We experienced a very nice sunset over the Rio de la Plata. It's a huge river (200Km, at it;s widest point, after two big rivers merged and become the Rio the la Plata) seperating Argentina from Uruguya

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

During the day, we walked along the cornice in the old city. The view of the rio is pretty. The little harbor is also interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This river is HUGE. Seems more like a sea with the choppy water and that you can't see to the other side. Historic river as a lot of goods and gold and silver once moved here from the New World to the Old World. Many places in Colonia del Sacramento you can see the water.

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