Travel in Latin America
A city rich in history and culture, surrounded by beautiful beaches, Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. It is a lovely tourist destination and cheap accommodations are not hard to find.
Know Your Destination
Get a map of Uruguay and Montevideo. Montevideo has 59 neighborhoods. Although you will probably not visit most of them on your trip, a map will help orient you to the city.
Walk through the Ciudad Vieja (Old Town) to catch a glimpse of the city's history and enjoy a number of attractions in the area. Then visit the Plaza Independencia to see the more modern side of Montevideo.
Plan Your Transportation
Arrive at Carrasco International Airport, which is located just outside of the city. Most flights have connections through Buenos Aires (Argentina) or Sao Paulo (Brazil).
Consider scheduling your flight to end in Buenos Aires so that you can finish your trip to Montevideo by ferry. The ferry provides a beautiful and relaxing way to travel that will give you an authentic Montevideo experience. You'll also find that the ferry is cheap compared to booking a continuing flight from Buenos Aires.
Find Cheap Accommodations in Montevideo, Uruguay
Decide whether it is important to have an ocean view or other more costly amenities. Montevideo is in general quite affordable but sacrificing some amenities can save you money.
Check out the city's online hotel guide (see the Resources section). You can sort Montevideo hotels by price range or category on this Web site.
Expect cheap prices on budget hotel rooms in Montevideo. Nightly prices for rooms in 1-star hotels can go well below $50.
To book accommodations in Montevideo, Uruguay, call Montevideo Hotel Guide at 598-42-482672.