A growing number of expats choose Uruguay as a place to live. And as you look at Uruguay more closely, it’s no surprise why. It’s a stable country that offers some very attractive lifestyle options. Here, we'll look at three places to live... and two to avoid.
Looking for an affordable adventure? One popular option is van life. You get a cargo van, convert the interior into a camper, and take it on the open road. It’s like RV-living light. Another option is expat life. You move to a lower-cost country that offers a climate and lifestyle you like. Favored destinations include tropical islands, Andean valleys, and a wide range...
The early gauchos included a mix of European and indigenous people. From the Spanish, they took the horse and the guitar. From the indigenous, they took the bolas (a weighted throwing cord used to capture cattle) and the practice of drinking yerba mate. (Yerba mate is a tea-like infusion made from a local herb that is still popular today.)
Working online is a way you can realize the cost savings of living abroad, while still keeping some money coming in. If that’s your aim, you find a lot of interesting countries to choose from. For comparison's sake, the following are five reasons to work online from Uruguay.
In 2010, Grégoire and Erica Bouthier (now 43 and 38) were between jobs at the same time. They took it as a sign to try a new direction. And moved from Denver, Colorado to Montevideo, Uruguay. Why Uruguay? “It was a middle ground between Europe where Grégoire’s family lives and the U.S. where my family is,”
One of the things I appreciate about Uruguay is just how easy it can be to live without a car. That’s partly due to excellent neighborhood shopping at fresh markets and stores with old-style personal service. But for trips beyond walking distance, I’m an enthusiastic user of Uruguay’s superb bus system.
Wondering what’s so good about Uruguay…? For a start, it’s a beautiful country with a small population (3.5 million). Its interior looks like an Iowa prairie…except its warmer, with areas of palm trees and flocks of parrots. Visiting its coastline of sandy beaches and rocky points with lighthouses is like stepping into a picture postcard…
After living in Uruguay for 15 years, I can tell you this—you find more attractive beaches than you can shake a stick at. The following are my picks for the best beach in each of the following categories:
Half of Uruguay’s population lives in or near Montevideo. It’s a city with several shopping malls, more than 1,000 places to eat, and two impressive live-performance theaters. Montevideo is where you find the country’s top hospitals. And it's easy to get around by bus and taxi. For outdoor activities, expats enjoy the city’s many parks and plazas...
During the southern hemisphere summer months of January and February, Punta del Este fills with vacationers. Many of them own a home there, a brick-and-mortar investment where they can enjoy summer. And for the smart ones, a second home in Punta del Este is part of their Plan B. Here’s why.