One third of the tourist that arrive in the country enter via Montevideo. Apart from concentrating the 42% of the population of the country, having innumerable cultural and sport activities (to do during the day and night), offering varied foods and hotels, this beautiful city-garden, located in the River Plate estuary, offers 22 kilometres of wide beaches of white sand.
Monetivideo is the first big city to be awarded the ISO Certificate nº 14001, as an acknowledgement of its environmental performance in the management of beaches, with the following contribution to the environmental and touristic development of the city.
All the beaches are prepared for bathing, have lifeguar services and surveillance of Coast Guard, which allows the visitors to enjoy them with tranquility.
Moreover, there you can practise different recreational and sport activities in the sport areas that are fit out for this purpose, freely, by the Montevideo City Council.
The main beaches are:
Pocitos: It is the ideal one if you are seeking for a crowded beach. It is 15 minutes from the city centre and gets together children, teenagers and adults. During the summer time, volleyball, rugby, football and even kite championships are carried out.
Carrasco: It is the most important residential neighbourhood of Montevideo. It big houses, old and newm its streets with trees and its tranquility are the perfect frame for an extense beach of fine white sand.
Malvín: It is a great bay of calm water, from where you can enjoy the coast of Montevideo. It is ideal to share time with the family because of the tranquility of the environment. ALso, it is chosen by the amateurs for the practise of windsurf, jet-ski and canoeing.
Cerro: It is the most popular of the west area of Montevideo. It is surrounded by a green explanade and a leafy mount of eucalyptus. It also has delimited volleyball and football courts.
Source: Montevideo City Council and Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Uruguay