A lot of people ask me “how long should I stay in Montevideo?”
Well, Montevideo has it all – sun, sand, progressive political system, the world’s longest carnival, tango venues still mainly frequented by locals, historic cafes, great meat…
There are so many things to do that in my experience it’s well-worth spending at least four nights to really get a flavour of the city.
Even better, stay a week or ten days and do some day trips – and sleep some siestas!
As a capital city, Montevideo has an international airport, world-class entertainment and yet as it is so small it is easy to get around on foot or by bus and the locals are extremely friendly to travellers.
If you have just four days and four nights in Montevideo here’s a sample of what you might do.
The Guru makes almost daily recommendations regarding things to do in Montevideo, especially music and dance.