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Rio de la Plata

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The intime link that exists between a a river and a city set on the riverside is evident also in Colonia del Sacramento with respect to impressive Rio de la Plata, which separates Uruguay from neighboring Argentina. The river is undoubtedly most important part of...More

Thank Hectomal
Reviewed May 13, 2017

An amazing place. The widest river in the world. It is the delta of the river. The colour of the river has to do with its sediments. It is not dirty as some may think. There are one-hour-ferry rides from Buenos Aires by two different...More

Thank Betilu
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a sunset at an amazing place I'm sure there aren't many better choices in the world. In May the sun set around 6pm and although it's over quite quick it's most definitely worth it

Thank Dean K
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Our guide advised that the river at this point is wider than any other in the world. It could be true as the shorelines on either side of the river are not visible from each other. The ferry ride across the river is approx. one...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

In the world no river is wider at the estuary than this one. Alluvial soils picked up by its forceful drive to the sea make it a brown color. You can't see across it of course, so it's waves convince you it might be an...More

Thank carolmK577FR
Reviewed March 22, 2017

This great river delta is now apparently always brown from runoff silt from upsteam & pollution from Buenos Aires but its sheer size still makes it impressive & define Colonia

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Colonia del Sacramento it's amazing and this board walking it's a must see,you can seat on the benches and enjoy the view, and also very romantic!!

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Romantic place with great view of Lá Plata River. Its close to historic center exit crossing the general flores Avenue. Good place to spend some time doing nothing and relaxing.

Thank Estanqueiroa
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

If it would not be because the water is not salty you would think you are in a sea, it is immense of a very specific silver colour and around Colonia Sacramento it has very nice views

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

When in Colonia try to experience the sunset from the plaza in the historic section of town . It can be breath taking !!

Thank heidi h
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James R
August 15, 2015|
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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.