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Montevideo Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Montevideo is the largest city, main port and capital of Uruguay
  • It’s home to half the country’s population and still manages only 1.3 million people
  • It’s the third southernmost capital city in the world
  • The city and Uruguay itself was briefly under British control in 1807
  • It’s reputed to offer the highest quality of life in South America

Montevideo Mini Guide

What can you Tell me About Montevideo?
It’s one of the lesser known South American capitals but undeservedly so. It’s one of the safest and the most cosmopolitan. It has a great cultural and historic heritage even though it was founded quite late in the history of Spanish America. It’s got a fabulous beach and its retail and services orientated economy has seen it called the Switzerland of South America.

Montevideo city

How do I get to Montevideo?
For an international airport and the only major airport in Uruguay, traffic is particularly light and routes scant. There is only one route from Europe and that’s a three times a week flight from Madrid. To get to Montevideo from other European destinations, you need to connect at Madrid before continuing.

What can I see or do in Monetvideo?
The city is full of charming streets which look like they’ve dropped straight out of the 1930s. At times, the look will be complemented by old cars that survive on the streets of the city. It’s a relatively safe city to walk around and that way you’ll encounter many of the friendly citizens whilst admiring art deco architecture. The city is proud of its tango and candombe dance culture and many clubs exist that will show the willing tourist how to dance.

Monetvideo Plaza

Spend some time on the city’s beautiful beach, and soak up the sun. Offshore you’ll see whales at play at certain times of the year and you can get boat trips out to see them at first hand.

Out of the city you’ll find the Uruguayan vineyards. Not as renowned as their Argentinian and Chilean neighbours, the wine is still excellent and deserving of a bigger market. Do a vineyard tour to taste the superb wines.

Driving in Montevideo - Need to know



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    UYU  46.06/Ltr

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Uruguay is a fascinating country and its capital, Montevideo, no less fascinating. Rather than be at the mercy of public transport, get around at your convenience by hiring a car in Montevideo. We’d recommend doing so before you leave home so you know that you’ll have rented your Montevideo hire car from a reputable company. You’ll also have been offered the widest choice of hire cars available in the city and will pay the lowest price.

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