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Winter in Uruguay

Benefits valid from May 1st 2018.

VAT return on tourist services until the April 2018 will be available to individuals so long as payments were made via foreign debit or credit cards. The company issuing said credit and or debit cards must include the discounts registered on receipts issued at POS in the account statement. Services include:

  • 01 Gastronomic services, whenever offered by restaurants, bars, canteens, sweets/pastry shops, cafeterias, tea houses and similar places, hotels, motels, apartment hotels, hostels, tourist ranches, countryside hotels, touristic farms, countryside lodges, countryside houses, camping areas, provided that said services do not fall in the category of lodging.
  • 02 Catering services for events and parties.
  • 03 Services for events and parties not included in 02.
  • 04 Car rental without driver.


Other benefits for tourists include:

  • 01 Tax Free status. For purchases made from partner stores in addition to fulfilling the requirements at the time of the purchase prior to leaving the country through; Carrasco International Airport, Laguna del Sauce Airport, Montevideo Port, Colonia Port, Punte del Este Arrivals Terminal, Salto Bridge—Concordia, Paysandú Bridge,— Colón and Fray Bentos Bridge— Unzué Port. The necessary formalities for returning via the aforementioned points of entry must be complete prior to departure from the country.
  • 02 VTA 0% in Hotels. Benefit extended to tourists with valid I.D. In this case as VAT is never paid, no return will be made.
  • 03 Tolls. May be paid in Uruguayan pesos, Argentine pesos, Reales or Dollars.

Autumn 2018!

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Minas de Corrales -96 km from the city of Rivera and 60km from the city of Tacuarembó -attracts visitors due to its history, natural features and distinctive identity traits.The town’s…
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Getting hold of the best Uruguayan craft beers at a good price, carefully choosing among several premium cuts of meat, enjoying a hot chocolate with churros on a communal table…
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The beach resort of Punta del Este offers multiple attractions to enjoy with your family. Adventures in motion, cozy natural surroundings and stories of treasures and pirates are just around…
Touring Montevideo with children has a particular charm. Young people need to be outdoors, enter places where they have freedom of movement, play and interact with the older ones and above…
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