Montevideo, Uruguay Travel Guide

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Montevideo doesn’t seem to get too much tourism all on its own, but it is a very popular (and quick) side trip from nearby Buenos Aires. The city may not be too special, but it’s the gateway to many wonderful ranch-stays in the region, and it’s worth a couple days at the very least.

Why Visit Montevideo

Montevideo Facts

Population 1,400,000
Area 2,000,000
Timezone UTC-3
Currency Uruguayan peso
Airports Carrasco International Airport (MVD)

Where to eat and drink in Montevideo

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast you can find cheap options at nearby corner restaurants.$4.08 - $6.12
Budget lunchThe filling local sandwiches make for a good cheap lunch, and even excellent beef meals can be this cheap at the main market.$5.35 - $7.65
Budget dinnerSitting down at a proper restaurant will make for a wide variety of prices, but avoid touristy places and you'll get great value, especially on the local beef.$7.90 - $12.75
Beer (.5l bottle)At restaurants and corner bars you can get local lager at great deals. Imports will cost more, of course.$2.80 - $3.82
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When to visit Montevideo

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Montevideo Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:49am6:55pm
21 Jun7:52am5:41pm
21 Sep6:36am6:40pm
21 Dec6:28am8:58pm

Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo Hotel Seasons

Montevideo Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar17.13 - 28.05
starstarstarstarstar24.68 - 41.48
starstarstarstarstar47.86 - 76.21
starstarstarstarstar30.90 - 83.73
starstarstarstarstar87.46 - 122.46
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Montevideo Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed6.99 - 11.70

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