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Rio de la Plata

Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Enumclaw, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
63 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
25 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
53 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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Alexandria, Virginia
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111 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
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 

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