Luxury holidays in Montevideo

Areas in Montevideo

When to go

The city’s elegant boulevards and plazas were made for flâneurs, so visit in February or March when the weather’s delightfully warm and the Carnival shimmies into town.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Carrasco Airport ( is Montevideo’s main international hub. Flights from Buenos Aires or Santiago are around an hour; Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Airlines run frequent services.
  • Boats

    There’s a high-speed ferry across the Río de la Plata from Buenos Aires, run by Buquebus (, the journey takes about two hours.
  • Automobiles

    Once you’ve grown accustomed to the city’s roundabouts and staking a claim on your lane, driving in Montevideo is fairly fuss free. There’s an Avis car-hire booth at Carrasco International.