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Uruguay

A Florida-size nation of forests and pampas, Uruguay has contrived to avoid the boom-and-bust cycles of its neighbors so often that it has become known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Uruguay boomed during the 19th century as immigrants from Europe arrived to work in ...

A Florida-size nation of forests and pampas, Uruguay has contrived to avoid the boom-and-bust cycles of its neighbors so often that it has become known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Uruguay boomed during the 19th century as immigrants from Europe arrived to work in its meatpacking industry. With a vast, empty interior, plus a long coastline similar to the dune-edged shoreline of Cape Cod, the country is attracting major new international investment as a holiday destination.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Passport. Visit travel.state.gov, and for travelers’ health information, cdc.gov.

CLIMATE

The rainy season generally runs from June to October, with December to April being the best time for a visit.

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