Uruguay is a small country which sits quietly in the south corner of South America. It not only has the Atlantic Coast, but also a popular capital city, namely Rio de la Plata. That is called Montevideo in plain English term. There are many cities nearby such as La Paloma, Salto, Durazno, Paysandu and Punta Del Este. However, you may start from Montevideo.
Car rental agencies are plentiful in town. But, be aware that airports or ferry terminals will normally charge higher rate than other agencies although they are from the same companies. It is always advisable to book before flying into Montevideo so that you can get a better deal and also have the car once you are at the airport. Furthermore, it is useful to familiarize with road networks and regulations in your home first. It would mark a difference to your self-drive travel experience.
After you hire a car in Montevideo, you can sit, relax and have a pen ready to write down your itineraries. Plaza de Independecia is a famous square and also main city artery. At the end of this plaza, you are stepping into Ciudad Vieja which is an old town of Montevideo. Palacio Salvo is located next to the square. You can go up to this tall building and watch Montevideo from a sky-height angle. The best part of this is no cost. Another free-of-charge attraction is the Natural History Museum that tells you the old history and happenings in this town.
Aside from the above, there are a lot of museums, monuments and galleries to visit. Surprisingly, all historical attractions around the famous plaza will be free to access for the public only on the last Saturday in September. On Sunday, you can wake up early and go to La Feria Tristan Narvaja Flea Market. You will possibly see some antiques or nice souvenirs for you to bring home. Before entering the market, you could see some puppy sellers there too. Almost near to sunset time, you can drive to the Rambla which is a waterside roadway where tourists can enjoy a romantic evening.
After spending a few days in Montevideo, you might think that where to go after this city. Colonia could be the first World Heritage to be suggested. Hence, getting a car for rent in Montevideo is actually a must-do in your journey. Car rental in Montevideo would cost you a little sum to jot down a memorable travel experience.
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