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Carmelo is the best kept secret of Uruguay

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Uruguay is still off the beaten track. Tucked away in the southeastern corner of South America, it’s the perfect pit stop for travelers who backpack between Brazil and Argentina. It's country with more cows than people, legal marijuana and a very long summer. It hides a surprising number of bucket list destinations like for example Carmelo. The region around the city of Carmelo is, in our opinion, the best kept secret of Uruguay.

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Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America and one of the most prosperous countries in South America. It is a well organized country and easy to travel. The region of Carmelo has a rich cultural offer and is a rapidly growing wine region. With its natural beauty and history, Carmelo is an inviting place to visit. Enjoy nature, tranquility, authenticity, the 'wine' and activities such as cycling, walking and horse riding. You will fall in love with this region and its amazing wines.

Where to stay

If you want to experience some real luxury and you are not on a budget we recommend the Carmelo Resort & Spa, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt.

Everything about this place is spectacular, the duplex, the spa, the breakfast, the pool and every little detail. They serve an excellent breakfast with very professional attention.On they get an average rating of 9.1.

Best time to visit

Uruguay is a year round destination. Temperatures rarely fall below freezing and range from 10 to 16 degrees Celsius (50 - 60° Fahrenheit) during winter from June to September. During summer (December to March) temperatures range from 21 to 28 degrees Celsius (70 - 82° Fahrenheit). Click here for more climate details in Carmelo.

This article was last updated on December 23, 2020.