Visiting Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay

Visiting Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (B)

Colonia del Sacramento is a delightful old town in Uruguay with a cobbled historic quarter and colonial Portuguese and Spanish buildings. While researching things to do in Buenos Aires, visiting Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay came up as a popular activity. So we visited for the day, via ferry. There are ferries that go to Montevideo too but it is further away from Buenos Aires so one would need more time to go there.

It is advisable to compare prices online. After some research I found that there were three major operators, Colonia Express, Seacat and Buquebus. The latter two are part of the same company. The tickets are quite pricey but the earlier you book them, the cheaper they are. It is also necessary to buy the tickets beforehand as these ferries fill up pretty quickly.

I bought my tickets about one week before travel and my first choice of ferry times was already sold out. I compared prices online with the help of Google Translate (as the website was in Spanish) and booked with Seacat, who were the cheapest. Cheapest didn’t really equate to cheap though and I paid R4250 (approximately US$315) for the privilege of going to Uruguay with my family for a few hours. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visiting Colonia Del Sacramento in Uruguay
Guide Location: Uruguay » Colonia del Sacramento
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sara Essop
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Plaza De Toros
  • The Lighthouse
  • Craft Market
  • The City Gates
  • Harbour