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Charco Hotel

Charco Hotel places you in the heart of Colonia del Sacramento's history

The perfect blend of history and colonial architecture

Experience the charm of Uruguay's UNESCO World Heritage site Colonia del Sacramento with a stay at the boutique Charco Hotel.

Comprising eight individually styled rooms and suites, this intimate hotel is set within converted 1680 Portuguese houses in the heart of the historic Old Town.

A 10-minute stroll from the ferry port, Charco Hotel boasts a superb position for exploring Colonia del Sacramento's cobbled streets lined with low-rise colonial architecture. Original stone walls, terracotta tiled roofs and bright white interiors capture the heritage of this charming hotel. Unwind in the pretty gardens overlooking the river or dine al fresco on the sunny terrace. The on-site bistro serves light local dishes and wood-fired pizzas using fresh regional produce.

With distinctive décor, the rooms combine original stonework with oatmeal armchairs and relaxed furnishings. Choose from senior rooms, suites with living space or the family house, El Rancho, with two bedrooms, a lounge and kitchen. Some overlook the river whilst others have views of the picturesque streets.

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When to go to Uruguay

A month-by-month guide of when to visit Uruguay

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January

Peak Season - Summer is in full swing with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. The coastal areas, including Punta del Este, are bustling with beachgoers. It's the best time for sunbathing, swimming, and enjoying vibrant Carnival celebrations, with colorful parades and music filling the streets.

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February

Peak Season - The weather remains perfect for beach lovers and partygoers. Montevideo's Carnival, one of the world's largest, comes alive with elaborate parades, costumes, and a vibrant atmosphere. The coastal towns, like Punta del Este, continue to draw visitors with their lively beach scenes.

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March

Shoulder Season - While still warm, March sees fewer crowds. It's an ideal time to explore Uruguay's wineries and countryside tranquility. Enjoy wine tasting and leisurely drives through the beautiful landscapes.

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April

Shoulder Season - As summer comes to an end, temperatures begin to cool. April is a quieter time to visit. Explore the historic charm of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage site, without the summer crowds.

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May

Low Season - May brings cooler temperatures, making it perfect for leisurely exploration. Experience local life in small towns and the countryside. It's a time to connect with Uruguay's culture and heritage without the tourist rush.

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June

Low Season - Winter begins, and temperatures drop. While the beaches are less appealing, you can explore the cultural side of Uruguay. Visit museums, warm up with a cup of mate, and partake in various indoor cultural events.

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July

Low Season - Winter continues, providing an excellent opportunity to explore Uruguay's inland beauty. Go horseback riding, experience the gaucho culture, and enjoy the serene countryside without the tourist crowds.

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August

Low Season - August is perfect for birdwatching and wildlife tours in Uruguay's natural reserves. It's a unique opportunity to witness the country's diverse wildlife in a peaceful and less crowded setting.

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September

Shoulder Season - Spring blossoms in Uruguay. With pleasant weather, you can enjoy various outdoor activities. Explore national parks, hike, and witness the vibrant displays of wildflowers.

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October

Shoulder Season - The beauty of October lies in its mild weather. The countryside comes alive with colorful blossoms, making it an excellent time for outdoor adventures, historical exploration, and wine tasting.

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November

Shoulder Season - November is the time to visit beaches before the summer crowds return. Enjoy the coastal areas and historic sites with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.

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December

Peak Season - Summer returns with warm temperatures and bustling beaches. December is perfect for beachgoers and festive holiday celebrations. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and celebrations that mark the end of the year.

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