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Colonia Guide

Car hire Colonia
Car hire Colonia

Uruguay is a country on South America's Atlantic coastline. Argentina and Brazil are on Uruguay's western borders. Uruguay's oldest town, Colonia del Sacramento, is on the River Plate (Rio de la Plata) opposite Buenos Aires in Argentina. Car hire in Colonia is a comfortable means of transportation.

Leading international and local firms provide car rental in Colonia services. Colonia boasts a number of historical attractions. Colonia's Barrio Historico (historic quarter), a World Heritage Site, is centred around the tree shaded Plaza Mayor. Entry to the quarter is via a wooden drawbridge at the city gate. The quarter features cobbled streets, several museums and the Holy Sacrament Basilica.

Colonia is linked to Buenos Aires by passenger ferry. The high-speed ferries offer a crossing time of about 50 minutes. Highway 1 travels east along the coast from Colonia to Montevideo, the country's capital. Montevideo is full of architectural and cultural attractions. The old city quarter in Montevideo (Ciudad Vieja) is a major nightlife and dining venue. Montevideo's busy port is adjacent to Ciudad Vieja.

Pocitos Beach in Montevideo is one of several beaches along Uruguay's coastline that are most conveniently accessed with a cheap car hire in Colonia. The beaches offer swimming and sunbathing as well as kite surfing and other water sports. Most of busier holiday resorts are east of Montevideo. Punta del Este is 150kms from Montevideo.

Inland and north of Colonia there are a number of national parks with splendid scenery and the opportunity of spotting eclectic wildlife. Uruguay also boasts inland lakes that offer fishing, canoeing and camping. Pre-booked cheap car hire in Colonia is a cost effective travel choice.

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