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Colonia Port

Millions of travelers pass through this port each year. It takes passengers directly to Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Colonia Port is the most significant port of Uruguay in terms of number of passengers and amount of trade. Millions of people pass through the port annually as it serves as a major route to and from Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires. Visit this point of entry to the historical city of Colonia del Sacramento, a major destination for travelers in South America.

Enjoy seafood at one of the port’s restaurants. Admire the changing hues of the sky as the sun sets below the horizon. The largest island in the region, San Gabriel, is just west of the port. Take a boat to the island to explore it on foot.

Many impressive yachts are lined up along the docks of the port. Walk along the slips after dinner to study the boats and perhaps imagine yourself sailing away on one. Take photos of your favorite craft. The port has a capacity for 160 boats in total and is usually full.

Honda Beach is located next to the boat terminal. Sunbathe on the warm sand or take a dip in the refreshing water. It is one of the most popular beaches on the southern coast, although you can find many more beaches on the western side of Colonia del Sacramento.

The site was an important smuggling port when European settlers arrived in Uruguay. As such, the sovereignty of the area changed hands many times between the Spanish and Portuguese.

Colonia Port is on the southwest coast of Uruguay on the shores of the Río de la Plata. Take a ferry directly from Buenos Aires in Argentina to the port in Colonia del Sacramento. The journey takes around an hour on the express ferry via the Río de la Plata that separates the two countries. The city’s main bus terminal is also located next to the port. Look for many significant landmarks within a short walking distance of the ferry terminal, which is close to the city’s historic center.


Guide to Exploring around Colonia Port


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Lodging Near Colonia Port

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$108
Don Antonio Posada

Don Antonio Posada

Ituzaingo 232, Colonia del Sacramento
4.3
of 5, from 322 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Colonia del Sacramento, this inn is steps from Theater Bastion del Carmen, Colonia del Sacramento Aquarium, and Spanish Museum. Matriz Church and Rio de la Plata are also within 5 minutes.

$85
Posada del Angel

Posada del Angel

Washington Barbot 59, Colonia del Sacramento
4.1
of 5, from 85 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Colonia del Sacramento, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Porton de Campo, Street of Sighs, and Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo. Rio de la Plata and Portuguese Museum are also within 5 minutes.

$100
Hotel Rivera

Hotel Rivera

Rivera 131, Colonia del Sacramento
3.9
of 5, from 181 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Colonia del Sacramento, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Colonia Port, Rio de la Plata, and Porton de Campo. Colonia del Sacramento Plaza Major and Colonia del Sacramento Plaza de Armas are also within 10 minutes.

$110
Posada Las Terrazas

Posada Las Terrazas

Manuel Lobo 281, Colonia del Sacramento
4.7
of 5, from 125 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Colonia del Sacramento hotel is located on the riverwalk, steps from Porton de Campo, Rio de la Plata, and Colonia del Sacramento Plaza Major. Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo and Portuguese Museum are also within 5 minutes.

$80
Hotel Romi

Hotel Romi

Rivera 236, Colonia del Sacramento
3.7
of 5, from 87 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Colonia del Sacramento, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colonia Port, City Craft Fair, and Theater Bastion del Carmen. Colonia del Sacramento Aquarium and Spanish Museum are also within 10 minutes.

$128
Spa Hotel La Réserve

Spa Hotel La Réserve

Juan Manuel Blanes 104, Colonia del Sacramento
3.6
of 5, from 177 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Colonia del Sacramento hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Museum of Shipwrecks and Treasures, Colonia Port, and Theater Bastion del Carmen. Colonia del Sacramento Plaza Major and Porton de Campo are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$122
Posada El Capullo

Posada El Capullo

18 de Julio 219, Colonia del Sacramento
4.5
of 5, from 72 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Colonia del Sacramento, this hotel is steps from Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento Plaza Major, and Colonia del Sacramento Plaza de Armas. Regional Museum Archive and Matriz Church are also within 5 minutes.

$149
Charco Hotel

Charco Hotel

San Pedro 116, Colonia del Sacramento
4.9
of 5, from 85 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Colonia del Sacramento hotel is located near the beach, steps from Municipal Museum, Casa Nacarello, and Plaza Mayor 25 de Mayo. Portuguese Museum and Regional Museum Archive are also within 5 minutes.