1. Public safety is so-so but far better than in neighboring Brazil and Argentina
2. Even in the absence of unforgettable tourist attractions, Uruguay is a pleasant, stress-free, homey destination.
3. Locals are kind to the tourists, plus the Uruguayans are civilized, calm, modest, not xenophobic
4. There are no very long distances, so it is easy to discover the country (longest distances: 555 kilometers (345 miles) from north-northwest to south-southeast).
5. Superb, full-flavored and juicy asados (steaks)
6. Beaches of Punta del Este - a remarkably high percentage of the people there are good-looking, even in swimming suites (most of them indeed come over from Argentina)
7. Old Town (Barrio Historico) of Colonia del Sacramento - some behind the times' streets, small cafes, and restaurants, pus a climbing upstairs in the lighthouse
8. Cleanliness, satisfactory hygienic conditions all over the country
9. Rambla de Montevideo, a promenade on a Saturday afternoon with joggers and bikers
10. In Punta del Este The Hotel Casapueblo, which is a museum as well
11. Learn about the life and history of the idolized gaucho (local cowboys, ranchmen)
1. After visited Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, we felt that Montevideo is - sorry to say - an unremarkable, provincial city
2. Not even one surely interesting museum in Montevideo - the National Museum of Natural History was mediocre (note pls, we are from France)
3. Uruguay is a very sparsely populated country, that is why somewhat dull - the unsettled landscape is not diverse, mostly vast pastures
4. Outside Montevideo, the restaurants have nerving short daily opening times
5. Walkways of Montevideo are full of dog poos or - as pampering alternatives - all kinds of holes, hazards.
6. The quality of the tourism services is sometimes amateurish either for the reason of motiveless attitude or/and lack of dynamism.
7. Driving in the central part of the country is somewhat dull with the sparse traffic on the roads
8. Our most crucial negative observation: In Uruguay, the horrific price-quality ratio is shocking, atrocious, revolting!