Garzon Lake Bridge Construction Will Begin In March

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

It’s not the biggest infrastructure project in Uruguay, but it has tremendous potential to transform the flow of travelers and tourism dollars up and down the country’s beautiful eastern seaboard. The impact on Rocha real estate values will be equally important. Announced and postponed more times than we care to remember, it appears the bridge spanning the Garzon Lake will …

Elle Italia: Uruguay Is The New VIP Paradise

Patrick Archer culture, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

The new issue of Elle Italia features Nambian supermodel Behati Prinsloo on the cover, but the magazine’s most awe-inspiring beauty flows from the pen of travel writer Annalisa Testa. Uruguay: Il Nuovo Paradiso del VIP (Uruguay The New VIP Paradise) is the title of Testa’s homage which extends the usual VIP playground narrative beyond the city limits of Punta del Este …

Neighbors and Nightlife Peacefully Coexist in Punta del Diablo

Patrick Archer aruba, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

It’s the coolest beach in Uruguay, so locals are accustomed to the annual influx of twentysomething sunseekers and clubhoppers. But as the crowds have grown larger with each passing summer, so too have the decibels from the beachside boliches. Fortunately a new zoning plan has both Punta del Diablo locals and summer visitors moving at their preferred paces and beats …

Revised Garzon Bridge Design Addresses Elevation Concerns

Patrick Archer real estate, tourism, uruguay

The proposed bridge over the Laguna Garzon separating the Uruguay coastal departments of Maldonado and Rocha is a few steps closer to reality now that the latest iteration addresses government-raised elevation concerns. Six months ago the project architects proposed a flexible, floating bridge which could be reconfigured into different shapes, but local officials voiced concerns over extreme low tide scenarios …

Rocha’s New Deep Water Port Will Receive Cruise Ships Too

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The coastal Uruguayan Department of Rocha will receive an important boost to year-round tourism thanks to a project that was originally envisioned more for exporting commodities rather than welcoming foreigners. The future deep water port in Rocha will be the largest infrastructure project in Uruguay’s history and a critical addition to the country’s port infrastructure expediting the flow of Southern Cone …