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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

The river is brown in colour. It seperates Buenos Aires ( Argentina) and Colonia del Sacramento ( Uruguay) . One hour journey by fast ferry to cross the river. The joueny is quite calm during June.

Thank Happy258
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

I understand it to be the widest river on the world, and from where Buenos Aires takes it’s fresh water supply. Historically strategic allowing ships to pass in deep water, now forming the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed February 17, 2018

It is not special. It's just a river. The nice thing is that here you can catch a breeze on a hot day, while strolling along it. There are a number of restaurants nearby. Read up on them first as not all of them are...More

Thank HCovik
Reviewed February 3, 2018

This was a big bonus of the day - it was awe inspiring to cross the Rio de la Plata. Is it a river, an estuary or a marginal sea? It is over 200 kms wide at its mouth. In my delightful ignorance, I thought...More

Thank roaming13
Reviewed January 9, 2018

We crossed the Rio de la Plata in the evening (in January), and the ride/water was really smooth. The Plata was bigger than I was expecting, and browner, as well. I wouldn't really recommend, say, swimming in it, but it's nice to sail across or...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Just let yourself down in the past and enjoy your cocktails in the sun here... we did and felt like home in Amsterdam hippie town.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights in Colonia and explored it walking.Rio de la plata had an awesome view during sunset. It’s a beautiful place to sit down and relax and just watch life go by slowly a must see place when you visit Colonia

1  Thank Riaz H
Reviewed October 26, 2017

As this is just a wide river there's not much change in water or sky colour, even though its size makes it seems like a sea. Featureless.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

You can see a nice sunset from here. Shop restaurants are close by as well. Take pictures of light house and famous cobble stone street

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed August 27, 2017

At first, it's a bit hard to wrap your head around the vastness of this part of the Rio de la Plata. I mean, it's just across the river from Buenos Aires right? But this is a river where full-on ocean going ships can travel...More

Thank Matthew D
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Response from Norb W | Reviewed this property |
Not like at a lake. Some small sandy places not a real beach. Where we finished we were at a landing with grassy area, tables a md facilities.