Public Question Asked by Inna about Montevideo
I'm going to be in Montevideo for 8 h in December and want to spend 2 h on the beach near by, what you would recommend?
The Best Answer
Answered by Eliana Perlas , Montevideo, Uruguay
Dear Inna, good night!
The most popular beaches of Montevideo (Pocitos, Ramirez, Malvin, Buceo) are a bit dirty and crowded in my opinion.
I would recommend you to visit Playa Mailo, a small beach in the western part of Montevideo... it's not easy to reach the place, as there are a few buses to go there. A taxi from the city centre would take 20 minutes approximately.
As the beach is far from the crowded neigbourhoods, it's a quiet and clean place.
If you tell me the exact date you're coming, maybe I could accompany you.
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Answered by Juan , Montevideo, Uruguay
You have Pocitos Beach at 20' of Montevideo's bay, it's a nice beach, quite with a nice view of Montevideo's seaside, a part of it obviously...
Come with more time to visit Punta del Este, La paloma, Punta del Diablo, one of the best beaches in Uruguay and South america!
I hope this information can help you with your doubt, kisses!! from Montevideo, Uruguay.
Answered by Laura Rodriguez , Montevideo, Uruguay
Dear Inna, if you are arriving and leaving by plane, our Airport is near Carrasco Beach, a nice, open beach. You may go just in front of the hotel Carrasco, that is at the RAMBLA y AROCENA ST. There most neighbours attend, and it is quiet. Avoid weekends, if you want peace. Hope that special day does not rain... you never know. If so, I could recommend some artificial tanning centers, lol
Best regards, awaiting to be of more help,
Answered by Ismael Rodríguez , Montevideo, Uruguay
If you will be only 8 hours, go to Pocitos beach. The best beaches are in the Golden Coast, at the east outside Montevideo (30 mins - 1 hour in car).
Answered by Dominic DeGrazier , Ciudad Viaje, Uruguay
I agree with Ismael - Pocitos is a good option with so few hours. The beach is about relaxing and no worries on time right? Plus, many conveniences are around this beach along with a nice boardwalk to walk on.
Answered by veronica migues , Aguada, Uruguay
Hi Inna,to me the best option is the response of Eliana Pernas.Or may be you can visit some beach of the Golden coast.If you want,we can be in touch.
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Answered by Dean Heffron , Carrasco, Uruguay
If your looking for more tranquility than the hustle and bustle of Buceo and Pocitos beaches where you can see and hear cars, I recommend a long walk on the wide open beaches of Carrasco. We live close to Carrasco beach so if you'd like to see the birds and native trees of Parque Rivera, 1 block from our house, and eat an Authentic Uruguayan asado contact us.
Answered by Mirta Miletic , Montevideo, Uruguay
Hi Inna, I recomend to you to go to Pocitos beache in Montevideo is very vell conected by the buses with other naberhoods.
This beach has water from river and is dirty color brown but dont worry is not poluted.
Anyway if you want transparent water take tur to Punta del Este where you have beaches from the ocean. Contact me on mirtamilhotmail.com or 098 930 871
Answered by Daniela Barros , Montevideo, Uruguay
The carrsco beach in front of the carrasco hostel it´s quiet ,calm and there`s no so much people in the there
Answered by Fabianna Parpal Schurjin , Barra de Carrasco, Uruguay
Welcome to Montevideo. I wish you could stay longer in our city so you could take a tour and visit our coast, which is one of the most beautiful in the world. There are some very nice beaches in Montevideo, it all depends on the location you will be, that is to say, I will not reccomend you a beach too far from where you stay. The water in all montevideo beaches come from the river Plate, which is clean, but not very clear, so do not alarm if you don't see a clear and green sea. The most beautiful beaches around are: Pocitos Beach (you can ask the taxi driver to take you to Brasil Avenue and La Rambla) if you're looking for a place full of young people playing sports. On the other hand, if you're looking for a quiet place you can go to Carrasco Beach, (ask the taxi driver to take you to Hotel Casino Carrasco) and there you will have a great time too.
Remember to take care of your skin, and buy a sun lotion with at least 25 factor protection.
I really hope this answer could help you. and once again, welcome to our country, have a good time!!!
Answered by Sofia , Ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay
Nice to hear you are interested in our city :).
Well i think u should visit Pocito`s beach as many of here has told you, is for sure one of the best beaches we have and if not other one could be in Carrasco neibourhood, its quiet nice too.
Hope u will have a great time in Uruguay, if u have any other questions, im here to help.
Answered by Katherin Graf , Cordon, Uruguay
Hi!You will have a lot of choices...we have a long beach here in Montevideo,rocks on one side,sand,and trees.
In 2 hours you will be able to walk through the city port,all the Parque Rodo beach,Pocitos,El buceo port and more...If you rent a car will be nice to go all over until Carrasco ends...have a lovelly day.!
Answered by Lucy , Centro, Uruguay
Eight hours? Why bother. May I suggest you change your itinerary and stay a few days to discover this incredible but small country. Then visit La Paloma and Cabo Polonio, but get away from the effluent of the Rio de la Plata. It is not very clean.If you can not change your itinerary, stay at our brand new state of the art Airport. It has a lot to offer for someone that is transiting Montevideo.