Hotels in Montevideo
Tourism in Montevideo
Montevideo is one of the safest cities of the world; its strong development has given its residents possibly the highest quality of life of all South American cities. It is the seat of Mercosur and host to important harbor activity. With its natural wealth, the city is one of the main points of economic attraction in the Austral zone of America.
Its origin is not pre-Columbian, but since its founding in the 17th century, Montevideo has been a location of important development, mainly due to its port and the proximity of La Plata River. Always faithful to Spanish interests, the declaration of independence finally occurred in 1828, whereby the city of Montevideo became the capital of the Republic of Uruguay.
The citys life and culture are tied to its port. To cross the city of Montevideo is to stroll through historical districts and amidst sun bathers on the beach, noticing the cultural character by which the capital of Bolivia distinguishes itself. Especially important is the arc of beaches it hat includes the areas of Pocitos and Carrasco. Future sun tourism has strong potential, with a coast of 650 km along the La Plata River, perfect for sunset lovers.
Personal care and beach tourism have been reinforced by clear governmental support for the development of spas designed to make the tourists stay as pleasant as possible. Another likely area of touristic development is ecotourism: the countrys multitude of landscapes varies from forests and lagoons to dunes, as well as an imposing hydrographic network that imparts a unique natural character. Montevideos enchanting attractions, accompanied by its cultural wealth and influenced by multitudinous ethnic groups, mainly Argentine and European, leave all visitors with a sweet taste in their mouths.