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Renting an Alamo hire car to pick up in Uruguay is hassle-free, and you have the opportunity to select a model to meet you and your family or party's needs. It's the most convenient and economical way to travel while you are enjoying your holiday.
With an excellent standard of living and human rights record - and a reputation for inclusivity - Uruguay, despite its small size, is one of the most economically successful nations in South America. The country has good infrastructure and is welcoming to everybody; what may come as a surprise is the fact that huge areas of Uruguay remain uninhabited. Along with a rich cultural scene in the cities the country has many natural wonders, so when visiting Uruguay, car hire should be high on the agenda.
Some visitors like to lose themselves in the vast uplands of the Uruguayan interior, where citrus orchards scent the breeze. For others, the only way to go is along the coast road, which combines beautiful views with good driving conditions and the option of stopping wherever you want. Charming little seaside towns dot the area and the beaches are ideal places to stretch out and relax after a few hours in the car.
If you are interested in learning about Uruguay's colonial heritage and seeing some beautiful examples of its early architecture, you will want to explore the Rio de Plata region. You can head north from Durazno to see the wildest of the great river systems that span the country, or go west to see the stately Rio de Plata itself, with Argentina across the water.
Most visitors enter the country through Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, and it is easy to arrange car rental here. Discuss where you plan to go and make sure you have a suitable vehicle, as some of the roads in the interior are little more than dirt tracks. It is generally well worth paying to use toll roads where you can, as they are much better maintained. Local standards of driving leave something to be desired, so make sure you opt for decent insurance cover.
Uruguay is often subject to heavy fog, especially around the coast and in the wetlands. Dipped headlights are required in these conditions, and it can be better to stay off the road in the morning and wait for it to clear. As well as staying safe, you will want to make sure you can appreciate the view to the fullest!