The Department of Rivera, It is a jewel in the north of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, it has a dry border with the city of Santana Do Livramento in Brazil, divided only by a street, sharing the Plaza Internacional, the culture and the Portuguese language, although the official language remains the Castilian. The capital called Rivera, like its department, is without a doubt the most beautiful, cheerful border city, and with great commercial activity driven by its free shops, duty-free zones for certain imported merchandise, which can be sold to tourists.
Traveling from Montevideo, it is accessed straight ahead by route 5, and it is 501 km away, it has an outstanding hotel and gastronomic offer. From the natural point of view, when crossing its cities and landscapes, you will be surprised by the large number of small hills that you will find along the way, some with a particular shape, such as the Flat Hills of Cuñapirú, other outstanding hills are Miriñaque, Batovi , Ferrapos and Cerro Chapeu.
In the Cerro Chapeu area, there is a prestigious and typical family winery, where you can learn about the family history, discover the process of elaboration and production, closing with a tasting of its selective wines, the only result of the excellent terroir of the region.
The Valle del Lunarejo is a protected area, part of the National System of Protected Areas, where you will find an old general store from the late 1800s, which functions as an Inn. In this beautiful place, in addition to staying and eating typical food, you can go hiking, or an excursion in an all-terrain 4 x 4 truck, crossing the Lunarejo River, numerous hills and different cattle fields, until you reach the beautiful well with waterfalls and waterfalls. crystalline waters suitable for bathing.
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