My wife and I fly from Alaska to BA on 3/16 and fly out to Santiago on 3/26. We will stay a few days in BA, ferry across the river to visit colonial towns, and then drive to the beaches north of PdE. We are lookin for a laid back, relaxing beach town, with good food and restaurants. Not PdE. ?Piriapolis ?La Paloma ?Jose Ignacio ?other places? (I've looked at the last few month's postings)
Do we need reservations at the hotels/posadas or can we just drive up and find good places in the towns or at the beaches?
Should we rent a car in BA? or Colonia? or Montevideo? Is there a ferry for cars across the river?
Thanks for any help you can give. As you can see, we leave in a week.