Corredor Litoral

Always looking onto the beautiful Uruguay River and the Río de la Plata, the Littoral corridor is made up by Carmelo, Colonia del Sacramento, Fray Bentos, Mercedes, Nueva Palmira, Paysandú and Salto.

In these destinations, the mild riverbank sceneries speak about the origins of the Eastern Republic, just like in the historical neighborhood of Colonia declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1995.

Another singular Uruguayan nook on the Río de la Plata is Carmelo, which is very well known for its quiet beaches, very popular all year around, as well as for its swing bridge, which makes navigation easier.

Cattle exploitation and the ports, which gained international relevance during the world wars, constitute one of the economic pillars of the area. In addition to Nueva Palmira, Fray Bentos is an example of that, with its first National Museum of the Industrial Revolution, which is open precisely in the former Anglo slaughter house.

Overlooking the Negro River, Mercedes also stands out for its historical stamp, as it was here where General Artigas declared the beginning of the Uruguayan Nation in 1811. Nowadays, its natural landscapes invite visitors to enjoy fishing and nautical sports, which are combined with interesting cultural events organized by the local municipal authorities.

Farther North, on the shores of the plentiful Uruguay River, Paysandú and Salto attract thousands of visitors with the hot spring resorts known as Guaviyú, Almirón, Daymán and Arapey, amongst others. These booming tourist centers are equipped with good infrastructure regarding accommodation and gastronomy in harmony with the healthy natural environment of the region.

Recommended activities

Total: 25 tours and excursions.
Along the Corridors of History

Paysandú - Paysandú

Along the Corridors of History

The historical roots of the Department of Paysandú and its current prominence can be found when walking along the corridors of the Municipal Historical Museum.

Dead Calm

Nueva Palmira - Colonia

Dead Calm

When thinking about Nueva Palmira, the expression “dead calm” (used to refer to the river when it is completely still) turns out to be the best way to evoke the atmosphere...

Blonde Sands

Carmelo - Colonia

Blonde Sands

Those who have been here consider it one of the quietest and most beautiful cities in Uruguay. With a river of quiet waters and sprinkled by pretty islands, this is the ideal...

Map of Corredor Litoral