Litoral Route

Artigas

Artigas

On the litoral, Artigas has as a great attraction the Rincón de Franquía, a nature reserve especially interesting for nature lovers. Towards the east, on the way to the border with Brazil, you find deposits of amethysts, semi-precious stones that have given rise to great artisanal work.
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Salto

Salto

The main tourist attraction are the hot springs that extend the length of the department and offer first class services. The coast of the Uruguay River is particularly active, especially in reference to sport fishing. The capital of the department offers interesting cultural proposals among which is the museum of the writer Horacio Quiroga stands out.
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Paysandú

Paysandú

With the passing of time this department has diversified its tourism proposal. It is traditionally associated with the hot springs. The Queguay River has incorporated services linked to adventure tourism and to navigation. The capital also has a very recommendable historical tour that refers to the state of the siege that was the city held to in 1864.
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Río Negro

Río Negro

The Esteros de Farrapos reservation is the most striking natural destination in the department. However, the attractions of Río Negro don’t end there. Las Cañas is one of the favorite beaches on the Río Uruguay, ideal to enjoy in summer. It’s also worth mentioning the neighborhood and building where the Anglo meat packing plant operated. Today it is a museum. Another recommendation is the Russian colony of San Javier, a town where the inhabitants keep their ancestors’ traditions alive.
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Soriano

Soriano

Villa Soriano is the oldest town in Uruguay, a stroll through its streets is in a certain way like traveling back in time to the colonial era. Among its main attractions are the chapel and the pier, both constructions provide beautiful photo opportunities. The department also has the city of Mercedes, one of the main cities in the center of the country and a perfect place to enjoy the river tourism on the Río Negro.
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