After a week of Carnival in Brazil a friend and I were headed back to Argentina via Uruguay, so we decided to take some time to explore this little country that we knew hardly anything about. There was fun surf, and the prices were so much cheaper than Brazil, so we ended up staying a little longer than we anticipated.

STAY: Highly recommend 1949 Hostel. The staff was so cool and let us play Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand on repeat all night long.

EAT: Anything that comes out of the BBQ’s down on the beach.

SURF: There is a really fun little right-hand point break called Los Dedos that is well worth checking out if there is some swell in the water.