We went on a short family holiday this past weekend to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay. If you are driving there from Montevideo it is about 144 kilometers of long grassy roads with a few squirts of civilization here and there.
Here is a history and description of Colonia, it would be our second time visiting this historic site and this time I was determined to capture as much photos to share with my readers as possible.
From the end of November to January Colonia is filled with tourist ranging from South America, North America, and a few Europian countries. So far we’ve found that the tourist are mostly Argentinos with a few dashes of North Americans.
Anyways, Colonia is a tourist town for those months I mentioned, for the rest of the months it is slow and quiet. There are a lot of expats that live in Colonia or around Colonia. Most of the ages-of the expats are late thirty’s and up.
There is a small handful of restaurants that offer anywhere from local dishes to French crepes. What attracts tourists to Colonia would be the historic homes, brick laid streets, remains of defense buildings, and bridges. There are no beaches, but plenty of surrounding river, I have not seen anyone actually swimming or wadding in the river, I am sure its even possible. There are plenty of sail boats though, so I imagine its a nice place for boating.
Colonia is not a place for young people to drink and party the night away, or rather it is not just a place for that. There are much more mature tourists that party just as well.