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Uruguay Accommodation & Route

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Costs are all based on two people. Potable water was often available at the locations in Uruguay but we chose to filter our water anyways. Locations included secure motorcycle parking. The US$ conversions are based on our average exchange rate while in the country.

SAN NICANOR – tent camping
Near Salto, Uruguay
Website: http://www.sannicanor.com.uy
UR - ACC - 02UR - ACC - 03
GPS: -31.53537, -57.79923
Cost: 200 UR Pesos (US$6.72) per person per night
Dates stayed: 18-25 December 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot (thermal water)
Electricity: Yes, but not at each site
Internet: Yes, near the pools
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes at the main buildings about a mile away from the pools and camping
Notes: There is a covered area with tables and benches near the pools that has decent Wi-Fi. There are two large thermal water pools (beautiful) with great views of the countryside. Each campsite has a grill and there is a single site that has a palapa structure. The bathrooms are very large and beautiful (marble and each toilet room in the ladies has its own counter and sink), and there are clothes washing sinks. Free firewood is available to use on the grills.

CAMPING LAGOS de ANDRESITO – tent camping
Lagos de Andresito, Uruguay
UR - ACC - 04UR - ACC - 05
GPS: -33.13640, -57.15587
Cost: Free
Dates stayed: 26-27 December 2015
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Warm
Electricity: No
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: There is lots of space along the lakeshore with trees for shade. There are some spots that have grills and tables and there are also some power outlets. There are water spigots throughout. It is popular on weekends with local campers and picnic people. We verified (at the restaurant) that camping is permissible and free. The toilets and showers are next to the restaurant and are kept clean. The restaurant also sells small snacks, soda, and beer.

CAMPING LOS NOGALES – tent camping
Colonia, Uruguay
UR - ACC - 11
GPS: -34.46318, -57.82630
Cost: 150 UR Pesos (US$4.23) per person per night and 5 UR pesos (US$0.14) per motorcycle per night
Dates stayed: 28 December 2015 – 1 January 2016
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes, but not at each individual site
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: Nice place with lots of good tent spots and a few flat areas for larger rigs. There are electrical stations and if you have a long electrical cord you could connect to power. There are dish washing and clothes washing sinks.

LA CALAGUALA – tent camping
Villa Serrana, Uruguay
Website: http://www.lacalaguala.com
UR - ACC - 06
GPS: -34.32057, -54.98007
Cost: 350 UR Pesos (US$9.87) per site for up to four people.
Dates stayed: 2-3 January 2016
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Maybe
Notes: We only stayed in the tent area so didn’t fully explore the options (food, internet, etc) in the hostel area. There is a pool as well. The camping area is an area on a hill above the main building (not suitable for big rigs) and there is electrical outlets strung around and fire pits. It is a large area and not crowded. Located in a very picturesque valley.

CAMPING LAS FLORES – tent camping
Las Flores, Uruguay
Website: http://www.campamentolasflores.com.uy
UR - ACC - 07
GPS: -34.81506, -55.32285
Cost: 215 UR Pesos (US$6.07) per person per night
Dates stayed: 4-8 January 2016
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes, but not at each site
Internet: Yes, at the common building and close surrounding area
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Notes: No vehicles are allowed in the tent area though we got permission for the motorcycles. Not suitable for large rigs. A Toyota Land Cruiser with roof tent was able to park at the top edge of the tent area so didn’t have to “camp” in the parking lot. Good bathroom block with plenty of toilets and shower stalls. Bathrooms and toilets kept very clean. There is hot water all day. There is a grilling area with tables, chairs, and grills. There is an inside common area with lots of tables and benches as well as a small restaurant and shop. The restaurant is mainly for lunch but pizzas in the evening. Wi-Fi was intermittent but good when it was working. Ten minute walk from campground to a couple small grocery shops, restaurants, and the public beach access.

CAMPING BRISAS del PLATA – tent camping
Near Colonia, Uruguay
UR - ACC - 08
GPS: -34.36186, -57.90631
Cost: 140 UR Pesos (US$3.95) per person per night
Dates stayed: 9 January 2016
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Warm
Electricity: Yes, but not all sites
Internet: Yes, near the reception building
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes with snack food
Notes: Grassy tent sites. Not all sites have electricity or grills. Dish washing and clothes washing sinks. Bathrooms are relatively clean and two toilets (two each for men and women) in each of the two bathroom blocks; one is squat and one is regular with toilet seat. When crowded not really enough toilets for the number of people. Lots of people in the summer but it was quiet by about 11:00pm.

HOSTEL DESTINO26
Montevideo, Uruguay
Website: http://destino26.com
UR - ACC - 09UR - ACC - 10
GPS: -34.91043, -56.15027
Cost: US$20 per person per dorm bed per night with breakfast
Dates stayed: 10-14 January 2016
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No but sodas/chips are for sale
Notes: This is a very clean and well-organized hostel in the city. It has primarily dorm beds and one double room. We stayed in the dorm. There is a good kitchen and outside and inside common areas. The motorcycle parking is tight unless you were outside in front of building. There is very good Wi-Fi and it is walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants.

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