Uruguay’s Time To Shine With North Americans & Europeans

“Will he or won’t he?”  That’s the question we posed on New Year’s Eve in our recap of the Top 10 Trends, Market Movers and Headlines of 2011. Will A Perfect Storm Impact Punta was #7 on the list, and we speculated about the negative implications for the Uruguay real estate market if President Mujica signed a tax transparency agreement …

iPlaya: Uruguay Tourism Campaign Merges Smartphones and Digital Cards

The Uruguay department of Rocha, home to seaside towns like La Paloma and some of Uruguay’s most beautiful beaches, will be the first tourist destination in South America to experiment with a revolutionary new tourism information campaign. With summer vacations just now heating up in Uruguay, Rocha officials are distributing digital multimedia cards loaded with information about tourist destinations, hotels, …

Spaniards Chasing Windmills in Uruguay

The Uruguayan Ambassador to Spain, Carlos Pita, says a second wave of Spanish investors are landing in Uruguay and putting their Euros into everything from wind farms to infrastructure to environmental services. At last count, there were 41 Spanish companies operating in Uruguay’s financial, tourism and real estate sectors, according to La Republica’s Marcelo Bustamante, but Pita says that number …