AirEuropa Wants To Expand Service To Montevideo

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, tourism, uruguay

A modern motorcoach dubbed El Bus de la Alegria (Happiness) covered with soothing images of coastal Uruguay is winding its way through the Spanish countryside from Barcelona to Bilbao and Málaga to Madrid. Once on board, visitors can learn more about Uruguay tourism destinations and sample gourmet fare direct from el campo uruguayo. Air Europa, the Spanish carrier that initiated Madrid …

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 …

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 …

Argentina, Uruguay Post Double-Digit Gains in Cruise Ship Arrivals

Patrick Archer lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The South American cruise season officially ended last week with the arrival of Japan’s Asuka II, a fitting super luxury superlative to highlight another record year for both Argentina and Uruguay cruises. Passengers aboard the Japanese luxury liner paid up to $80,000 for the 100-day cruise from Kobe to South Africa, the Caribbean and here in the Southern Cone. The phenomenal …

iPlaya: Uruguay Tourism Campaign Merges Smartphones and Digital Cards

Patrick Archer creative class, lifestyle, technology, tourism, uruguay

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, …