After much research, six of us that are traveling to Argentina during the holidays are thinking of opting for Montevideo to spend possibly 4 nights, including New Years Eve. We wanted a beach included in our trip and Punta del Este and Mar del Plata just were WAY too crowded and WAY WAY too expensive.
We saw a review and photos of the hotel Cala di Volpe and thought that it looked nice and the beach across the street looked nice as well. It looks like a bay, not a full on ocean.
We don't need a fabulous beach, but we do want to be able to throw a towel down and relax.
We also thoguht about taking a day tripp to Punta del Este.
Another thought is to fly to Montevideo from BA and only stay 3 nights in Montevideo and then work our way to Colonia for a night and then back to BA in time to catch a flight to Iguazu.
What's your thoughts? Is the beach going to be enough of a beach experience? Are there other interesting things to do in that time frame in Montevideo? Are there any New Years Eve activities in the evening? We aren't wild types, just a nice dinner and maybe a few fireworks would be nice. Thanks for any help, suggestions, links, photos, etc.