Piriapolis (via Colonia) ferry port in Uruguay connects you with Buenos Aires in Argentina with a choice of up to 7 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Piriapolis to Buenos Aires crossing is from 6 hours 55 minutes and the crossing is operated by Colonia Express.
Most choose to cover Piriapolis by foot due to the idyllic conditions and pleasant weather, though there are a few rental companies that offer mopeds and bicycles for reasonable prices. To travel by car is also relatively simple; the coastline is a constant indicator of the direction of the roads.
Much like many beach towns lying on the South American coastline, Piriapolis relies heavily on its waterfront to attract tourism. Combining elements of Mediterranean coastal resorts and archaic Latin architecture, Uruguay’s most southern resort is unlike many other holiday destinations in South America. The harbour and beachfront remain fairly underdeveloped, yet there lies part of the charm; the grand old hotel and promenade exude a relaxed, natural ambience that tempts visitors into returning year after year.
Aside from the harbour, the landscape surrounding Piriapolis is ideal for embarking on a leisurely stroll among the beautiful scenery. Head to Cerro San Antonio to witness the breathtaking views of the town and its encompassing mountainside. After a day exploring the walking trails, Playa Punta Colarada beach is a popular spot with tourists hoping to top up their tan under the glorious sunshine. A few other beaches are dotted around the shoreline, so there is plenty of sea and sand to bask in the peaceful atmosphere.
Piriapolis rests on the south coast of Uruguay, a summer resort residing just to the east of the capital city of Montevideo. The only ferry route departing the port is to Buenos Aires, providing the gateway between Uruguay and Argentina.
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