We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rio de la Plata

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+54 9 11 5402-8045
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$232.00*
and up
Tigre Delta Sightseeing Cruise from Buenos Aires
More Info
US$143.15*
and up
Private Tour: San Isidro and Tigre Delta
More Info
US$310.00*
and up
Day Trip to Colonia de Sacramento with an Expert Guide
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the river” (27 reviews)
“buenos aires” (28 reviews)
“nice sunset” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
CONTACT
+54 9 11 5402-8045
Ways to Experience Rio de la Plata
from US$232.00
More Info
from US$143.20
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (1,995)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"the river"
in 27 reviews
"buenos aires"
in 28 reviews
"nice sunset"
in 2 reviews
"brown colour"
in 2 reviews
"watch life"
in 2 reviews
"light house"
in 4 reviews
"old town"
in 5 reviews
"visit colonia"
in 2 reviews
"great view"
in 2 reviews
"silver"
in 7 reviews
"shore"
in 7 reviews
"widest"
in 6 reviews
"ferry"
in 11 reviews
"waves"
in 3 reviews
"silt"
in 3 reviews
"soils"
in 2 reviews
"wider"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I understand it to be the widest river on the world, and from where Buenos Aires takes it’s fresh water supply. Historically strategic allowing ships to pass in deep water, now forming the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

Thank Escape-overseas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 2018

It is not special. It's just a river. The nice thing is that here you can catch a breeze on a hot day, while strolling along it. There are a number of restaurants nearby. Read up on them first as not all of them are...More

Thank HCovik
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This was a big bonus of the day - it was awe inspiring to cross the Rio de la Plata. Is it a river, an estuary or a marginal sea? It is over 200 kms wide at its mouth. In my delightful ignorance, I thought...More

Thank roaming13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2018

We crossed the Rio de la Plata in the evening (in January), and the ride/water was really smooth. The Plata was bigger than I was expecting, and browner, as well. I wouldn't really recommend, say, swimming in it, but it's nice to sail across or...More

Thank Brittany_11_10
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Just let yourself down in the past and enjoy your cocktails in the sun here... we did and felt like home in Amsterdam hippie town.

1  Thank golfingaround
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We stayed two nights in Colonia and explored it walking.Rio de la plata had an awesome view during sunset. It’s a beautiful place to sit down and relax and just watch life go by slowly a must see place when you visit Colonia

1  Thank Riaz H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 October 2017

As this is just a wide river there's not much change in water or sky colour, even though its size makes it seems like a sea. Featureless.

Thank Mike M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

You can see a nice sunset from here. Shop restaurants are close by as well. Take pictures of light house and famous cobble stone street

Thank JCasNYC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2017

At first, it's a bit hard to wrap your head around the vastness of this part of the Rio de la Plata. I mean, it's just across the river from Buenos Aires right? But this is a river where full-on ocean going ships can travel...More

Thank Matthew D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The walking area twists and turns around the waterfront and it's a nice place to stroll and explore if you're walking the old town. However, it isn't all that much fun in bad weather as it's not sheltered at all and the wind/rain can be...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 30 hotels in Colonia del Sacramento
Hotel Posada del Virrey
369 reviews
.09 miles away
Posada Plaza Mayor
409 reviews
.11 miles away
La Mision
132 reviews
.16 miles away
Hostal del Sol
9 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Augusto Tea House
168 reviews
.09 miles away
Lentas Maravillas
561 reviews
.05 miles away
Istanbul Gourmet
163 reviews
.07 miles away
CHOPERIA MASTRA COLONIA
478 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Paseo de San Gabriel
267 reviews
.09 miles away
Faro de Colonia del Sacramento
4,478 reviews
.19 miles away
Muelle del Puerto de Yates
468 reviews
.14 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
James R
16 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Norb W | Reviewed this property |
Not like at a lake. Some small sandy places not a real beach. Where we finished we were at a landing with grassy area, tables a md facilities.
0
Votes
;