Colonia, Uruguay is such a fun little destination to explore. Only a three hour boat ride from Buenos Aires, Colonia is one of the oldest towns in the country. Located on the coast of Uruguay, I had no idea what to expect, plus I did not know much about Uruguay in general!
When I arrived on land I felt like I was in a different world! The quaint town is full of charm and history. Lining the cobblestone streets is an array of homes, restaurants, and boutique hotels- all of Portuguese and Spanish influenced architecture.
My main recommendation: Rent a golf cart! This is an affordable way to drive around Colonia and to easily see the city in a day!
Main attractions: Puerta de la Ciudadela, Plaza Mayor, House of the Viceroy, & Calle de los Suspiros.