Spring Brings Tourism Surge in Punta del Este & Colonia

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Spring officially arrived on Friday in the Southern Cone, and foreign visitors inundated two of Uruguay’s most popular tourist destinations, according to El Pai­s. Spring’s arrival coincided with national and Brazilian state holidays commemorating historic battles in both Argentina and Rio Grande do Sul, respectively. Facing a modern-day battle of travel restrictions and currency controls, “Argentines rebelled against the restraints,” …

Colonia Real Estate Soars Thanks To Uruguay Workers & Foreign Visitors

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Rental rates for homes and apartments in Colonia del Sacramento are reaching record heights, according to a new article from Eduardo Barreneche and Pedro Calvijo of El Pais. The construction of Montes del Plata’s US$2 billion paper mill in the northern Colonia town of Conchillas has prompted an influx of thousands of employees living in Colonia del Sacramento and Carmelo. …