Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento

#1 of 35 in Nature in Uruguay
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
Feel your stress melt away as you walk along Rio de la Plata, the estuary where the Uruguay and Parana rivers meet the Atlantic Ocean. Known for its churning, muddy waters, the estuary serves as the final drainage point for a staggering amount of water from across South America. You won't see much in the way of tourist attractions as you stroll, but the area makes a great place to clear your head among pleasant nature. PutRio de la Plata into our Colonia del Sacramento online route maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • During our visit to Colonia del Sacramento, it was impossible to escape the vastness of the Rio de la Plata. From the ferry ride from Buenos Aires to exploring the waterfront in Colonia del...  more »
  • This place is very busy every night with sightseers watching the sun go down. You can also see Buenos Aires in the distance.  more »
  • Uruguay is situated on the estuary of the La plata river
  • It's very polluted as consequence of industries and vessels traffic
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