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Rio de la Plata

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Address: Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Romantic Sailing Tour in Buenos Aires Including Lunch or Dinner

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Impressive river with good beaches and views

If it would not be because the water is not salty you would think you are in a sea, it is immense of a very specific silver colour and around Colonia Sacramento it has very nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If it would not be because the water is not salty you would think you are in a sea, it is immense of a very specific silver colour and around Colonia Sacramento it has very nice views

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When in Colonia try to experience the sunset from the plaza in the historic section of town . It can be breath taking !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Perhaps because we live near the ocean ,we always head first to water. The old wharf has long since disappearedbut the current one offers nice views of the shores .There are lots of inviting restaurants along this area too.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a river, not a sea! The widest river in the world that connects Colonia to Montevideo and Buenos Aires. Take a sit and breath fresh air with beautiful sunshine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This river is beautiful everywhere, and on a sunny day, it is worth taking the walk along the river in Colonia. Very pretty scenes, and calming walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Aplace to walk and enjoy the views and fresh air in your face . To seat and admire the your surroundings...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

If you are in Uruguay it is obvious that this is the river you see from most of coast cities Eastern to Montevideo. In Colonia del Sacramento you get a great view of the river and from the Light House (Faro de Colonia del Sacramento) you get a clear view of Buenos Aires` skyline. In fact Colonia is the main... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

When you take a look at the Rio de la Plata is seems the sea not a river besides the color and as they here (Lion color because o the sediments that this rivers from the north) Very interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The interesting thing about Rio de la Plata is its dark dirty color and the big waves that make you feel like on a sea shore.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It is hard to believe that this is a river and not a lake, as it is so huge. Unfortunately it is an unappealing shade of brown. At time is actually looks like dark brown sand moving.

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