Wondering what the lifeguard flags in Uruguay mean? Beach warning flags may vary in different parts of Uruguay but generally the code is:
green – good bathing conditions
yellow – bathe with caution
red – don’t go in the water
black, maybe with lightning – electric storm (occasionally appropriated when lifeguards go on strike!)
red with a green cross – unsanitary bathing conditions (for example, algae)
red with the word ‘Peligro‘ written on it – peligro means danger. Don’t go in the water in this area.
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Las Cárcavas is a beach-front real estate development of exclusive sustainable ranch-style lots on the coast, close to José Ignacio, Uruguay.
Fine white sands, pines, 2 mysterious structures—an eagle head & a UNESCO Heritage church. The Uruguay beach of Atlántida is just 30 mins from Montevideo.
Without a doubt, Rocha has some of the very best beaches in Uruguay. And they’re almost totally deserted for virtually ten months of the year.
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First Argentina’s rich & beautiful, then the Hearsts and Rockefellers. Just how did a rocky Uruguay peninsula with dirt roads become a jewel of the jetset?
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Deserted beaches, rocky islands heaving with baying seals & tiny colourful shacks. Cabo Polonio, Uruguay is unforgettable.
A secret from North Americans and Europeans, Uruguay’s best beaches have been beloved by Argentinians and Brazilians for years.
Elon Musk and a Murdoch Jr have owned houses in tiny Jose Ignacio. But we’re still at the beach, in Uruguay. So streets are unpaved and service unhurried.
Argentines and Brazilians LOVE ‘Punta’–it’s Uruguay’s glamour puss beach resort. So you may be surprised at some of our must-do things to do.
An artist’s cliff-hugging summer house literally grew and grew as he expanded it to host friends such as Brigitte Bardot.
What’s that green cross on the red flag all about? Wondering what the lifeguard flags in Uruguay mean? Check out the beach warning code.