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Colonia del Sacramento
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Dec 30, 2018
“Off the beaten path”
Nov 24, 2015
“Fairly Average”
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

This beach is the widest in Colonia. There's a beach bar during the summer season, but beware of local thieves. Do not go here after dark, or even dusk.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eddiecohen
Reviewed November 24, 2015

There is a beach although the water is very muddy and a fairly run down walkway. It could be so much better than it is but worth a walk.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were told of this "superb beach" on the outskirts of town, so decided to walk there. Our phone's GPS was helpful, followed the road on the way there, took a path through the forest and along the coast on the way back. I guess...More

Date of experience: April 2014
5  Thank Flosar123
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Ferrando Beach is about 3 kilometers from downtown Colonia del Sacramento. The neighborhood around this beach is not the best...therefore a foreign tourist should not visit it after sundown. There are neither hotels and/or restaurants bordering the beach.

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank AMISTAD144
Reviewed March 22, 2014

A friend and I went there in mid-march (which is off season), so there was no one else there. That made it pretty much a private beach! It was very relaxing, although the water was a little cold. It's only a 150 Uruguayan pesos ride...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Molly E
Reviewed January 9, 2014

During our recent trip to Buenos Aires we decided to hop over to Colonia. The ferry over the Rio de Plata was great and well organized. A tip is to use SeaCat operators. We bought tickets at half the price to the main operators Busquebus....More

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank Il0nkaP
Reviewed January 2, 2014

As a Brazilian, I know beaches. Playa Ferrando really looks like a sea beach, although it is on Rio de La Plata. The only down, is that the beach is kind of noisy. There are a lot of locals, riding their motorbicycles back and forth....More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank Robby2012
Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you go to Colonia, try to go to Ferrando Beach. It´s a beach situated among the woods. Really nice to have a nice view of the river, walk with your wife or girlfriend among the beach, and have some drink in situ. The beach...More

Date of experience: January 2013
Thank Roman P
Reviewed January 16, 2012

A very beautiful spot just outside the city of Colonia. Walk (or drive) to the end of the main drag (Flores). You will see two gas stations. Turn right after the far one and walk 1 - 2 kms... right at the round about, another...More

Date of experience: January 2012
6  Thank Kanan A
Reviewed November 27, 2011

I stayed on full day at Ferrando, definitely a recommended spot if you like the beach. Fresh river, wide beach, comfy. Aprox 20 minute bike ride. Best: Quiet, at least in November, better suited for couples. Not so good: If you can take your own...More

Date of experience: November 2011
4  Thank Pam655
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