It’s a good idea to know when public holidays in Uruguay are as most shops close. Public transport is also limited but to a lesser extent.
The truth is out. Montevideans just don’t care that much about taking your tourist dollars. They’d rather spend the holidays with their family and friends.
Between Christmas & New Year, Montevideans leave town in droves. So what to do you do? There’s still the beaches, tango, fireworks and… water fights!