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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice area to sit and watch the World go by, in the heart of the old town. A pleasant pier with views all around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank travelpassion
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to know that river estuaries can become this wide. It looks like part of the ocean, but the brown color of the water shows that it’s still part of a river. Not much to see, but you can take the ferry between Buenos Aires...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 12 December 2018

There’s a certain degree of romanticism crossing the mighty River Plate from Buenos Aries to Uruguay. The River has featured so much in history you just feel you are making your own bit of history just by crossing it. If you are in BA with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a huge body of water as it passes Colonia, so the views are more like looking out to a sea or bay. The water color was surprisingly brown when we were there, so not scenic in itself, but it contrasts with the very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 2fromTX
Reviewed 28 June 2018

The river is brown in colour. It seperates Buenos Aires ( Argentina) and Colonia del Sacramento ( Uruguay) . One hour journey by fast ferry to cross the river. The joueny is quite calm during June.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank roaming13
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.