South America

Uruguay

The Basics

Currency
Uruguayan Peso
Language
Spanish
Religions
Roman Catholic 47%
Protestant Christian 33%
Atheist/Agnostic 17%
Other 3%

With its lush interior and white sand beaches, Uruguay is a popular vacation spot for tourists.

The country is known for its prosperity, cultural tolerance, and lack of corruption.

Because the majority of Uruguayans are of European descent, the culture is strongly influenced by Europe—the only post-Christian continent on the planet.

Uruguay has no national religion and is known as the most secular country in the Americas. However, in the past 20 years, the church has grown significantly.

Despite their comfortable lifestyle, the people of Uruguay are hungry for something money can’t buy.

Will you share God’s love with them?

Culture
Uruguay has a very traditional, nationalistic culture. Its people don’t like being compared to their neighbors in Paraguay or Argentina, or having their culture criticized by foreigners.

Socially, Uruguayans are friendly, hospitable, and enjoy having guests in their homes. Though they can be very direct in what they say, they choose their words with care.

A handshake is a typical greeting between all genders and social classes.
Explore
Spend a day in the capital city, Montevideo. From the Gaucho Museum to the waterfront market, there are plenty of cool places to see and explore!

Go parasailing, windsurfing, water skiing, or spend a day at the beach in one of South America’s top vacation destinations.

If you are in the northwest, check out the hot springs near Salto.

On the Ground

Posts from racers on the ground in Uruguay

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