Why Punta del Diablo Is Now Uruguay’s Coolest Beach Destination

 Punta del Diablo is emerging as a popular destination for well-rounded international travelers. This beautiful Rocha beach has a vibe as laid-back and eclectic as the brightly painted homes and boutique hostels dotting her gently sloping landscape. Only a few kilometers from Brazil’s southern border, it seems fitting that Punta del Diablo lies at one end of Uruguay’s east coast while Punta …

Uruguay Big Macs Help Build New Ronald McDonald House

“Turn a Big Mac into a Smile.” That was the slogan of McDi­a Feliz 2012, McDonald’s nationwide campaign Friday in Uruguay to help raise funds to build a new Ronald McDonald House. Uruguayans responded in force buying 94,769 Big Macs on November 16 and raising over US$430,000 for the effort. The new 3,300 square foot Ronald McDonald House will be …

Uruguay’s Fiber Optic Network Boosts Home Internet Speeds

Two years ago Antel announced plans to invest US$100 million to expand Uruguay’s fiber optic network to a quarter of a million homes. As promoted, the network would deliver Internet connection speeds 10-15x faster than the current ADSL technology. So far 145,000 homes are connected, and the high-speed network is beginning to penetrate the country’s interior departments including Colonia, Mercedes, Rocha, …

VanityBA: iPhone 5 Release Dates For Argentina & Uruguay

They’re dancing out of the glass cube on 5th Avenue, high-fiving punters on Regent Street and chest-bumping keeners at the Eaton Centre. The iPhone 5 has landed, and the shortlist of approved countries reads more like the seating chart at a G8 summit: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. For iPhone fanatics in Argentina and …

Model City: Miniature Buenos Aires Is A 3D Masterpiece

Buenos Aires is a city where real estate developers typically make elaborate models to showcase new buildings, but nothing compares to this. Six architects from the BA Planning Department have created a 1:1,500 scale model of the entire City of Buenos Aires, the largest such model in all of Latin America. Dubbed 48 Barrios, 15 Comunas, the 36 x 36 …