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Uruguay Family Travel Blog

Our Uruguay family travel blog explores the history, beauty, and culture of one of the best family destinations in South America

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So Much Adventure in a Small Package. Explore Family Travel In Uruguay

Although the Oriental Republic of Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, it is ranked highest for peace, lack of corruption, and freedom of the press. It is also one of the most prosperous countries per capita in Latin America.

Tips For Family Travel in Uruguay

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  • Currency
    • The currency in Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso. The average value of the Uruguayan Peso is approximately $0.034 USD. You can check out the current value here.
  • Capital
    • The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo. This city is one of the most vibrant in South America.
  • Electricity
    • In Uruguay, the electrical outlets are C, F, I, and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Cellular Phone Service
    • Cellular phone service is readily available in most urban areas of Uruguay. Most companies have SIM cards that are compatible with most phones. I have used the Airalo eSim app for all of my international travel.
  • Roads, Driving, and Public Transit
    • Uruguay is considered to be one of the friendliest countries in Latin America for foreign drivers. Roads are well-maintained and drivers are generally courteous and traffic regulations are well-followed.
  • Uruguay with Kids
    • Family Travel in Uruguay is relatively safe. Uruguayans are warm and friendly. And families with young children are treated well.

Important Words And Phrases To Know When Traveling In Uruguay

Like most of Central and South America, the main language in Uruguay is Spanish. English is spoken in many of the larger cities and by most tour guides, however, in most neighborhoods and communities, it might be challenging to find locals who speak English.

It’s always helpful to know a few words in the local language whenever you travel to a new destination. So here are a few important Spanish words to know before you visit.

Important Spanish Words To Know:

Yes: Si

No: No

Thank You: Gracias

Thank You Very Much: Muchas Gracias

You’re Welcome:  De nada (It’s nothing)

Please: Por favor

Excuse Me: Perdóneme

Hello: Ola

Goodbye: Adiós

Bathroom: Baño

How To Stay Connected And Get Internet And Phone Service In Uruguay

Most major cities throughout South America have excellent cellular service. If you have an older phone, I highly recommend purchasing a sim either at the airport or as one of your first stops on your travels.

If you have a newer eSim capable phone, you can save yourself time by purchasing an eSim ahead of time and having it activated before you arrive.

There are many companies that offer this service. I have used Airalo for years. It has been seamless in over ten countries. They have World, Regional, and Country-Specific eSims available. The price goes down the more specific you get. The regional sims allow for easy country-hopping if you are visiting multiple destinations.

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