Salto - Photos : 1 & 3: Marcelo Sola / 2: Gerardo Fiorelli
esting on one of the most beautiful sceneries on the northern bank of the Uruguay River, Salto
is the capital of the department bearing the same name. Located to the northwest of the Charrúa
country, it lies 498 kilometers away from Montevido
To reach this territory from the South or the North of the country, visitors must take Route 3. Routes 4 and 31 may also be used from the East. Besides, from Argentina, this district may be accessed from neighboring Concordia through the international bridge of the Salto Grande hydroelectrical dam.
The climate in this region of the country is very hot and humid in the summer, with temperatures that reach 20° C and peaks of 36° C.
Salto is a booming tourist, productive, commercial and ecological center. Its main attractions include comfortable fully-equipped state-owned and private hot spring resorts, such as Arapey, Dayman or the Horacio Quiroga Hotel Spa, which offer splendid days of quietness and relax for lovers of health tourism. Important hotels, chalets
and groups of bungalows
lie in the surroundings of the hot spring waters, which causes these places to be more easily and frequently visited.
Children may also have fun and enjoy the properties of the water in the Acuamanía recreational center and at the Aquatic Park, amidst swimming-pools, slides, giant cascades, playgrounds and various kinds of showers.
In the city, visitors may go on beautiful rides along the Northern and Southern waterfront promenades, shopping areas on Uruguay Street or else tours around important museums. The Museum of Man and Technology and the Larragaña Theater are worth a visit.
Salto has peaceful green spaces distributed into squares, parks and other areas bearing shady trees to give shelter to tourists –especially in the summer. The Salto Grande hydroelectrical dam stands 15 kilometers to the North of the city. A visit to this dam is ideal to understand the use of the hydric resource to produce energy.
When visiting the Uruguayan littoral area, come along to see Salto, a synonym for hot spring nature all through the year.