Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America, approximately the size of the US state of Washington. It’s only land border is with Brazil to the north. Buenos Aires is approximately 120 miles from Montevideo across the Rio de la Plata River.
With a population of around 3.5 million, Uruguay’s main language is Spanish. Being in the Southern Hemisphere, the peak of summer is in January, but the country has a generally temperate client year round.
We visited during peak season of January and while things were busy, it was a great time to visit.