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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Beautiful, worth a visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 2, 2014
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Oldjack
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

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 April was off season as we were pretty much alone there, it was a really... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 from the main town, so it's definitely a good spot for a beach day in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. We didn't arrange tours thinking we will wing once there. However we dud go on... More 

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Natal
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. It is also a little dirty: don't be surprised if you find a couple of... More 

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is not so big but it is another option to do in Colonia if you... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 100 mtrs you will be at the beach. Just before the beach is a road... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 food and drinks, the bar is nice but far from the beach. You won't have... More 

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Deer Lodge, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

Very quiet beach away from the hustle of this busy little village. Not sure about walking to or from it in the dark, but a must to visit during the day.

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