Montevideo, the national capital, is located 210 miles (338 kilometers) southeast of Paysandu.
Don't restrict yourself to Paysandu; Uruguay has numerous cultural and scenic attractions just waiting to be explored. Places within a relatively short distance of Paysandu are San Javier, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, and Quebracho, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the south.
Every destination contains a fascinating history and Uruguay has its own stories to tell. The ruins in these parts provide a fascinating window on the past.
Water-based sports are a much-loved pastime here. Don't miss the opportunity to go swimming or snorkeling; this area has some great spots for it.
Get a feel for the variety of foods in Uruguay by trying a few local dishes. Milk and fish are ingredients commonly used as part of meals in this area. Chivito (sandwich) and empanada (small pie) are both much-loved dishes guaranteed to delight visitors' palates with the true flavours of Uruguay. Enjoy ensaimadas (catalan sweet bread) at the end of your feast. This is popular with locals and travelers.
At the end of your stay in Paysandu, no doubt you'll bid this region a teary "Adiós" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with special photos, momentos and memories that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.