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  • Monday, April 5th 2021 - 09:24 UTC

    Orcas sighted off Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este

    Whale expert García said it was highly unlikely an orca would mistake a human being for a sea lion.

    The Uruguayan large-circulation daily El País has reported the sighting of orcas off the coast of Punta del Este.

  • Saturday, November 30th 2019 - 07:20 UTC

    Uruguay expects some 200 cruise calls this 2019/20 season

    Uruguay is expecting some 200 cruise calls this 2019/20 season, which is 30% higher than in 2018/19, while Montevideo has become an exchange port for incoming and outgoing cruise passengers, given its good services and connectivity, announced Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian during the official launching of the current season.

  • Tuesday, November 5th 2019 - 20:37 UTC

    Google data center project in Uruguay under way

    Google is involved in Uruguay's telecommunications since 2012, having already made Antel a majir player in the region.

    Google plans to build a data centre for storage and server management within Uruguay's Science Park in the Canelones area, it was announced. It will be Google's second such facility in Latin America, the other one being in Chile.

  • Tuesday, October 1st 2019 - 09:23 UTC

    Uruguay expects some 203 cruise calls this 2019/2020 season

    Minister Liliam Kechichian making the announcement at a cruise conference in Punta del Este

    Uruguay is expecting 203 calls this coming 2019/20 cruise season, which represents an 11.6% increase over the previous season. The announcement was done by Tourism minister Liliam Kechichian during a conference on the cruise and tourism industry held in the Atlantic seaside of Punta del Este.

  • Friday, March 15th 2019 - 18:59 UTC

    A sea lion, the star of Punta del Este that rests on sports cars (Watch Video)

    He looked calm, before and after climbing into the car, which suffered some damage

    In the Uruguayan port of Punta del Este there are a large number of sea lions that are used to people. There is a reason for this: the fishermen in the area have been feeding them for years, so the specimens are used to human presence and also to feed in this way, although it is always recommended not to get too close to these animals on land due their dangerous behavior.

  • Friday, November 16th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    Uruguay will host World Vine and Wine congress as of next Monday

    Representatives from some 47 countries are expected at the OIV event, to be held at the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este

    Uruguay will be hosting the 41st World Vine and Wine congress, of the International Organization of Vine and Wine, OIV, which begins next Monday until Friday in the Atlantic seaside resort of Punta del Este. Representatives from some 47 countries are expected at the event, which is described by Uruguay officials as a most significant for the domestic vine and wine industry since it will have world repercussion.

  • Friday, November 9th 2018 - 01:09 UTC

    Flybondi to cross the border in December with Asunción, Punta del Este services

    The first ever Argentine low cost airline has carried more than 700,000 passengers, of whom more than 100,000 were first-timers.

    Argentine budget airline Flybondi will go international starting December 17 with a flight between El Palomar in the Greater Buenos Aires area and the Paraguayan capital Asunción. Three days later it will commence serving Punta del Este from El Palomar and also from Córdoba.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - 06:50 UTC

    Uruguay expects 172 calls this 2018/19 cruise season, a 24% increase

    Minister Kechichian announced that Montevideo will receive 105 cruise calls and the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este, 67

    Uruguay is expecting 172 cruise calls this season, of which 105 in Montevideo and 67 in the Atlantic resort of Punta del Este, representing a 24% increase over the 2017/2018 season. This includes the arrival of three new cruise companies, while two others, Costa and Norwegian have chosen Montevideo for the change of passengers.

  • Thursday, February 15th 2018 - 01:14 UTC

    United States Travel Advisory for Uruguay

    Thefts, burglaries and robberies are common in upscale residential neighborhoods as well, including Punta Carretas, Pocitos, and Carrasco.

    The United States Travel Advisory for Uruguay offered a not very encouraging description of the country for foreign visitors but anyhow is well distanced from most of the rest of Latin American, and neighbors.

  • Sunday, January 14th 2018 - 12:42 UTC

    The “ship of the millionaires” comes to Punta del Este

    The luxury ship will arrive to Punta del Este within a month

    Imagine having breakfast with an explorer and documentalist who turns out to be Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter. Or listen to a conference aboard the Nobel Prize in Physics Shuji Nakamura. Imagine waking up one day on an exotic island and the other in one of the great capitals of the world. Imagine owning a floating apartment worth between 1.2 and 7.5 million dollars.