Honeymooners from Argentina and Brazil have long favoured sunny Carmelo, Uruguay, but now even international travellers are buzzing about the region’s riverfront beaches, cultural offerings and epicurean delights. And there’s no better place to experience the destination than Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, Uruguay. The Resort is located in the Río de la Plata region, which offers access to some of the country’s top wineries and historical sites.
Take a day trip to UNESCO World Heritage site Colonia del Sacramento to dine on gourmet regional fare (try a chivito, the iconic Uruguayan sandwich made of churrasco beef, mozzarella cheese, bacon, ham and egg) and take in the fusion of Portuguese, Spanish and post-colonial architecture. Or picnic at the exclusive Finca Narbona winery. Afterward, meet with the on-site oenologist, who will guide you through the different scents and flavours before you and your partner create your own blend of wine.
Retreat to the Resort to unwind amongst rolling hills, winding rivers and grape vines maturing for harvest. Surrounded by pine trees and eucalyptus, each of the 44 luxurious suites is ideal for honeymooners; however, the bungalows with a river view are the most secluded.
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