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Tips and information - Montevideo in February

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Tips and information - Montevideo in February

Hello everyone!

We are a young brazilian couple (35 - 28 yrs old) who are going to Uruguay for the first time, so we have some questions about the city and recomendations. We will be there from feb 4th afternoon and leave by early morning on feb 9th.

We arrive around 1pm on feb 4th and have already book 3 nights in a hotel at avenue san jose. We usually pack light, so there is any way we can get there by bus or a cheaper transfer than the taxis? how much does it cost?

How much should we bring on uruguaian pesos for the first days? is better to exchange by the airport? I know that ATMs are better, but the brazilian government has just announced a new tax over money exchange for brazilians who use debit cards abroad, money withdraw abroad and pre paid cards. So I´m considering taking more cash.

We would love to hear nice recomendations of bars and restaurants that you liked. My idea of Uruguay is great meat and great wine. Also good recomendations of rock n roll bars are very welcomed!

We are football fanatics and we are very happy to know that there is a Libertadores match on the day we arrive! Already questioned a tour company for tickets and tranfer, but any idea if we can get tickets on the stadium when we arrive? how much would cost?

We will scape to Colonia for a day and come back around feb 7th. For these last days, I´d like to stay near the beaches, so Pocitos and the areas near are an option. Any indication of places to stay? We have a limited budget, and we would like to pay around US$ 60 - 70 a night for a double room in a hostel or hotel. Its ok if it has a shared bathroom...

Gracias!

Gabriela y Humberto

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1. Re: Tips and information - Montevideo in February

Hi, Gabriela,

I think you might like the Hotel Palacio (Bartolome Mitre 1364) in the Old City. It’s in a great location and it’s one of the best accommodation bargains in Montevideo.

http://bit.ly/18WEhk5

For breakfast or lunch, check out the Oro Del Rhin Café (Colonia y Convencion), steps away from the Old City:

http://bit.ly/1hT8IrI

and for great meat, El Peregrino in the Old City:

http://bit.ly/1eU10Qr

MVD Carrasco Airport Public Bus & Private Bus Transfers:

http://bit.ly/ZN32og

Happy New Year!

Monte

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3. Re: Tips and information - Montevideo in February

Greetings, I'm here because some user wrote me that he needed help in the Montevideo´s Forum,

GirlfromRio: I'm sure you understand Spanish, so I give this link with all the options with you have to get from the Airport to Montevideo.

tripadvisor.es/ShowTopic-g294323-i4804-k5904…

tripadvisor.es/ShowTopic-g294323-i4804-k7037…

"How much should we bring on uruguaian pesos for the first days? is better to exchange by the airport?"

Not, the airport isn´t the best option. Change 100u$s and the rest in MVD in any exchange house.

"My idea of Uruguay is great meat and great wine. Also good recomendations of rock n roll bars are very welcomed! "

Meat&wine: mercado del puerto in the port

R&R bar, in the corner of 26 de Marzo street and luis Alberto de Herrera, near of Montevideo Shopping you have many bars

"Libertadores match": on those days only play Nacional de Montevideo for Libertadores. Is not the most popular team, so I think you would get ticket, if they play in its small stadium perhaps you have problem to get it, but I dont think so

Hostels: http://www.tripadvisor.es/Search?q=hostel+montevideo&lang=+es&geo=294064&pid=3826&returnTo=http%253A__2F____2F__www__2E__tripadvisor__2E__es__2F__ShowForum__2D__g294064__2D__i4294__2D__Uruguay__2E__html

Be lucky!

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4. Re: Tips and information - Montevideo in February

Gracias Monte CD y UruguaioErrante!

I will check the links you sugested. The accomodation is already sorted, we found a hostel in Pocitos for the last two days.

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