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Why Uruguay Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List

Exactly a year ago we were traveling through Uruguay, spending our days at the beach, taking in the country side, chasing beautiful sunsets, and enjoying laid-back days together. If you’ve never considered Uruguay as a family travel destination, you’re surely missing out! I recently shared all the reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list over on our family travel blog and since today is #ThrowbackTravelThursday I want to make sure you don’t miss this!

Every Thursday we’ll be sharing our new #ThrowbackTravelThursday series where we highlight some of our favorite family trips from our travel blog.

— since we can’t travel right now, daydreaming about all the places we’ll visit one day makes us all a little happier!

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Although I realize that many of us aren’t traveling right now, you’ll want to make sure to add travel to Uruguay with kids to your bucket list for when you are ready to travel again. There’s a long list of reasons why but I’m just sharing my top 5 — including some of the things I personally look for when determining if a destination is family-friendly and worth the trip.

Traveling with kids? Here's why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list -- BEACHES!
Gorgeous beaches everywhere you turn! We found this deserted beach when we pulled over during a road trip through the beachtown of San Ignacio.
Uruguay with kids - visit Estadio Centenario - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
Little soccer fans will enjoy exploring el Estadio Centenario, home to the national soccer team and birthplace of the World Cup.

Uruguay Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List

Uruguay checks all the boxes when traveling with kids. Add it to your Family’s Travel Bucket List!

1) Uruguay Includes Kids

Uruguay is a very family-oriented country where family (and kids) play a big role in everyday life. Uruguayan kids spend most of their days gathering and playing outdoors with cousins and friends and the adults understand that “kids will be kids”. For me, this is probably one of the top reasons that makes Uruguay a great destination to visit with kids. Uruguayans take kindly to kids and all their quirks. Kids are welcomed pretty much everywhere you go — from restaurants to world class wineries! Kids are always included as far as locals are concerned. 

Visit Uruguay with kids - Colonia del Sacramento - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
The historic city of Colonia del Sacramento is a great place to visit with kids — a UNESCO World Heritage Site not to be missed!
Visit Uruguay with kids - Casapueblo - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
At Casapueblo kids can learn about the work of famous Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro.

2) Uruguay is Safe

Safety is extremely important to families traveling with young kids. Uruguay is one of the safest destination you can visit — currently the most peaceful country in South America. Exploring the capital city of Montevideo is safe. You’ll find that many of the main streets here are under video surveillance and during busy times of day you will see safety officers and policeman posted along popular streets and touristy areas. There’s plenty of shopping, sidewalk cafes and stroll-worthy sidewalks too! Safe and easy to get around, even with a baby stroller! 

Visit Uruguay with kids - Montevideo y Ciudad Vieja - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
Exploring Montevideo is easy. Just take a stroll along the pedestrian only street in the old city area known as “Ciudad Vieja”.
Visit Uruguay - Mercado del Puerto - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list

3) Uruguay is Easily Accessible

Families traveling to Uruguay will appreciate how easy it is to see it all! Just rent a car, as we did, and explore Uruguay at your own pace. Driving in Uruguay is easy and safe. Main roads are well maintained and GPS can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go. Even without GPS, main roads are well indicated and easy to navigate. 

Uruguay with kids - take a road trip through the countryside - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
Casapueblo - Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list - Reasons why Uruguay needs to be on your travel bucket list
We drove all over Uruguay to check out the sights, including a stop at Casapueblo.

Want to learn more about why you need to add Uruguay to your travel bucket list? Click to read the remaining 5 Reasons to Travel to Uruguay with kids.

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