Car rental in Uruguay
Tips for driving your rental car in Uruguay
If you're travelling to Uruguay, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Uruguay is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Montevideo counts 1369797 inhabitants. In Montevideo hosts 41.3% of the entire country's population, which counts over 3320000 inhabitants. In Uruguay the language spoken most widespread is Spanish but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Uruguay is GMT-03:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Uruguay is C / F / L and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adapter with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Uruguay is +598, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.
More travel information about Uruguay
With a fuel cost in Uruguay averaging at 1.97 USD, driving around the country won't break the bank. Uruguay shares its land borders with Argentina and Brazil, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car rental as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 32059, 0 of which motorways, which ranks Uruguay as the 96th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Uruguay there is a Right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Uruguayan peso (UYU). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 90-110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Uruguay, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uruguay
Uruguay boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Those who visit this country for leisure certainly can't miss these spots. The top UNESCO sites are: Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento (cultural) and Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape (cultural).