Uruguay

Uruguay is stunning, dilapidated architecture, rural charm and 400 miles coastline of pristine sandy beaches. It’s no exaggeration to say it’s one of South America’s best kept secrets.

The capital Montevideo is one of the most captivating cities on the continent, and yet it seems to have ducked the limelight – for now. Here you’ll find whitewashed cathedrals, surprising art deco masterpieces, and vibrant market halls that entice with the heady aromas of sizzling Asado Grills.

For more history, the wonderful town of Colonia de Sacramento is one of the oldest in country. This UNESCO world heritage site is a wonderful town to just stroll and soak up the atmosphere. The Barrio Historico features 17th-century cobblestone streets leading to the many restaurants and cafes of Plaza Mayor, which are often filled with Argentine visitors who’ve popped across on the short ferry ride from busy Buenos Aires