Stores generally open from Mondays thru Fridays between 9:30am and 7:30pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Shopping malls are open from 10am to 10pm everyday, including weekends.
Public offices are generally open to the public from Mondays thru Fridays between 9am and 6pm.
Most banks are open to the public between 1pm and 6pm.
The Uruguayan Peso is the official currency used for all kind of business transactions. Likewise, personal checks are a widely used document and the presentation of an ID is required for their use.
American dollars are generally accepted, especially at stores, supermarkets and restaurants. In turn, there are many casas de cambio (Bureaux de Change) all around the country offering similar exchange rates.
Credit card payments imply a discount of up to 9% of the VAT.
It is easy to find ATMs from the Redbanc, Cirrus, Link, Bancomat and RedBrow networks in the commercial centers of most cities.
The most widely accepted credit cards are VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard. If you lose your credit card in Uruguay, please contact:
Although there is no established standard, it is usual to leave 10% of the total amount spent as a tip when it is not included in the invoice.
Likewise, it is also frequent to tip taxi-drivers.
Uruguay is well-known for its hot spring resorts, which combine the healing properties of their waters, spa and esthetic treatments, as well as aquatic parks. Thus, visitors of all ages will choose the best alternative. This section presents the hot spring resorts in the country and their characteristics.
In Welcome Uruguay, museums are a part of the philosophy of every dweller. Therefore, they represent a tourist attraction for visitors to this beautiful destination. This section features the venues located all throughout the three regions that make up the country and invite visitors to the website to get immersed in their particular world.