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Rio de la Plata

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+54 9 11 5402-8045
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“the river” (27 reviews)
“buenos aires” (28 reviews)
“nice sunset” (2 reviews)
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
+54 9 11 5402-8045
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed two nights in Colonia and explored it walking.Rio de la plata had an awesome view during sunset. It’s a beautiful place to sit down and relax and just watch life go by slowly a must see place when you visit Colonia

Thank Riaz H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As this is just a wide river there's not much change in water or sky colour, even though its size makes it seems like a sea. Featureless.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

You can see a nice sunset from here. Shop restaurants are close by as well. Take pictures of light house and famous cobble stone street

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 27 August 2017

At first, it's a bit hard to wrap your head around the vastness of this part of the Rio de la Plata. I mean, it's just across the river from Buenos Aires right? But this is a river where full-on ocean going ships can travel...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The walking area twists and turns around the waterfront and it's a nice place to stroll and explore if you're walking the old town. However, it isn't all that much fun in bad weather as it's not sheltered at all and the wind/rain can be...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The intime link that exists between a a river and a city set on the riverside is evident also in Colonia del Sacramento with respect to impressive Rio de la Plata, which separates Uruguay from neighboring Argentina. The river is undoubtedly most important part of...More

Thank Hectomal
Reviewed 14 May 2017

An amazing place. The widest river in the world. It is the delta of the river. The colour of the river has to do with its sediments. It is not dirty as some may think. There are one-hour-ferry rides from Buenos Aires by two different...More

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

If you want to see a sunset at an amazing place I'm sure there aren't many better choices in the world. In May the sun set around 6pm and although it's over quite quick it's most definitely worth it

Thank Dean K
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Our guide advised that the river at this point is wider than any other in the world. It could be true as the shorelines on either side of the river are not visible from each other. The ferry ride across the river is approx. one...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

In the world no river is wider at the estuary than this one. Alluvial soils picked up by its forceful drive to the sea make it a brown color. You can't see across it of course, so it's waves convince you it might be an...More

Thank carolmK577FR
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James R
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Response from Norb W | Reviewed this property |
Not like at a lake. Some small sandy places not a real beach. Where we finished we were at a landing with grassy area, tables a md facilities.