Time flies as we are already living for four months in Montevideo. And we think it is time to surprise you with a to do list – and this time not only for a rainy day as described in this post. This city surprised us with is authentic city center and the kilometers and kilometers of beaches. Less surprising is the mañana mañana mentality actually we are participating, and sometimes beating the Uruguayans. In short we are enjoying the lifestyle of this South American country; we eat at ten or later and start the day with a mate. I would not change this for another place, although Australia is on our list. Please read below and discover my tips for Montevideo.
1| Biking along Montevideo’s beaches There is about 13 kilometer of beach just inMontevideo alone. Rent a bike at Orange Bike in Ciudad Vieja and discover them. Experience the life at the Rambla, take a jump in the water for a cool refreshment. Please remember to always wear sun screen!!
2| Lunch at Mercado del Puerto This market is full with bbq places. The name for the bbq is paria and having an bbq is called having an Asado. For meat lovers this place is heaven. Please don’t go here in the evening, because the market is closed after six. We unfortunately found out the hard way.
3| Tango show in Ciudad Vieja My favorite Tango bar is Baar Fun Fun. While your are smoothly zipping the medio y medio and order way too soon a second bottle you can enjoy two beautiful people dancing the tango in an even marvelous way. Between some performances there is an Uruguayan Frank Sinatra, obviously the Fun Fun part, and there is a local band who will take care for a perfect closing of the night. Succes guaranteed for a fun evening!
4| Watching football between the locals Buy a ticket at an Abitab for one of the matches of the biggest teams of Uruguay, Peñarol or Nacional, and feel how it is to watch South American football. Some important matches are starting with artificial firework and that’s already worth paying the ticket.
5| Sunset at the Rambla Go for a nice walk at the Rambla and see the sun going down behind the water. Start at Playa Pocitos and walk in the direction of Punta Carretas. Find a great spot near the water and enjoy this wonderful experience.