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El Balcon del Abra

El Balcon del Abra promises a charming stay in rural Uruguay

Escape to rural Uruguay at this charming estancia

Nestled amidst the hills of Lavelleja, near the quaint town of Mariscala, El Balcon del Abra is a cosy estancia that beckons with unique landscapes, genuine comfort, and the allure of a small posada.

This characterful retreat embraces the essence of rural tourism, inviting guests to reconnect with nature and delve into Uruguay's rich history.

With only 8 rooms, El Balcon del Abra exudes a warm ambiance, ensuring exceptional and personalised service reminiscent of a welcoming home. Surrounded by breathtaking wildlife, guests can unwind, basking in the beauty of their natural surroundings.

From the main house, guests can access picturesque hiking trails or embark on horseback rides through the mountains, culminating in a visit to the enchanting caves of Salamanca. Adventure enthusiasts can partake in fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, bird watching, or even enjoy a round of golf.

Back at the estancia, guests can relax on deck chairs, soaking in the spectacular views, or explore the vibrant gardens emitting captivating floral fragrances during the blooming season. The restaurant offers hearty homemade fare sourced predominantly from the organic garden, accompanied by Uruguayan wines. For those seeking relaxation, a sizable "Biotop" ecological pool awaits, complemented by the option of indulging in rejuvenating massages upon request.

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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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