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Hostelling International Tripbook for


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Nestled between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay is a small, proud country with a big variety of attractions. You can windsurf along sandy beaches and soak in thermal springs. Or go dune walking, see atmospheric colonial architecture and watch cowboy’s stunt riding. Set on the banks of the Rio de la Plate, the capital, Montevideo, is a city of great charm featuring Spanish colonial and Art Deco architecture. Stay in a hostel here and spend your time visiting the colourful markets and listening to the street music of Mercado del Puerto. The Atlantic coast offers a host of seaside resorts, of which Punta del Este is regarded as the most glamorous and picturesque. Inland are rivers, mountains and ranch country while the spa centres of Arapey, Dayman, Guaviyu and Guichon offer therapeutic relaxation. From Artigas in the north to Piriapolis in the south, Uruguay's hostels offer access to the highlights of this intriguing country.