There are officially eleven international airports in Uruguay. Out of those airports, only one is the busiest airport in Uruguay, because the other cities are relatively small as compared to Montevideo.
Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport (MVD) is the international airport of Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay. The airport has two runways, one 2.25 kilometres long and the other is 3.2 kilometres long. The airport was built to handle three million passengers a year but last year handled only two million. The airport has been renovated and designed by Uruguayan born architect Rafael Viñoly.
The best time to book a flight is in April when the low season begins and the rains begin to hit Uraguay. However, if the visitor wants to tour Uruguay in the holidays, then July is the ideal time to book a flight to Uruguay.
A British National does not require a visa to visit Uruguay. UK passport holders can stay up to 90 days within the country for tourism. Please check the Dirección Nacional de Migración for conditions and pre-requisites for an extended stay in Uruguay.
The best time to visit Uruguay is from October to March. The temperature remains moderate and the skies are open and sunny during this time. Beyond this time period heavy rains hit Uruguay and it may dampen your vacations.
Uruguay is among the last regions in South America to be colonised and the last to be the independent from colonial rule. Uruguay’s struggle was to find its own identity when Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Portugal tried to claim it for their own. This has resulted in a starkly different South American culture.
Uruguay celebrates all its festivals in true Latin fashion. Celebrating with Uruguay is like viewing a carnival on television but with the colour contrast on high. Expect COLOUR!
The transportation services in Uruguay are extensive. None of the cities in Uruguay has metro systems but the roads are all paved and the railway system is functional. Collectively Uruguay has 1,641 kilometres of a rail network, 7,743 kilometres of roads, 1,600 kilometres of navigable waterways.
The are many five star hotels in Uruguay. The country is regarded as the Switzerland of South America, so tourism is a well-established industry in Uruguay.