Nueva Palmira is also a deep water port

Trip Start Jul 20, 2011
Trip End Dec 09, 2011

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Flag of Uruguay  , Colonia,
Saturday, December 3, 2011

he City of Nueva Palmira was founded on October 26,
1831 by Felipe Santiago Torres Leiva and is one of the most prosperous
cities in the Department of Colonia. Its main activities revolve around
its port, its fruit cold-store chamber and, of course, its agricultural
production.Its present population does not exceed 10 thousand
inhabitants, but more and more people are fleeing the large cities and
searching for their place in the world at Nueva Palmira.Apart
from being strategically located on the Uruguay River and opposite the
mouth of the Paraná River, it borders on the City of Dolores to the
North and on the City of Carmelo to the South, which stands 22 kilometers away. Montevideo , capital of the country, lies 280 kilometers to the East.The
climate at Nueva Palmira is temperate. Winters are cold and cloudy with
foggy days and temperatures ranging between 5ºC and 10ºC. In the spring
and the summer, the situation changes completely. Days are mild with
average temperatures of 25ºC, which helps the river come alive.The
small city is accessed by land through Route 21, whereas Nueva Palmira
welcomes Argentinian tourists coming through the river from the Port of Tigre (Buenos Aires) and the nearby Uruguayan Cities of Carmelo and Colonia.Nueva
Palmira is a real rest for visitors. It features the charm and the
quietness of the inland areas of Uruguay and a great deal of attractions
that turn this place into a must-visit, such as the port and its
duty-free zone or Higueritas dock, one of the favorite sites amongst
sailors to spend the night. And most of its sandy beaches are perfect to
swim on warm summer days.In the city, the sundial, the monument known as Fuente de los Españoles
(Fountain of the Spaniards), the Eolo shipwreck (a boat which used to
join the city with Montevideo) and General Flores Pier -one of the most
modern in the country-, are some of the most outstanding sights. But the
geographical landmark visitors should not miss is Punta Gorda (Fat Point). That is the spot where the Paraná River meets the Uruguay to give origin to the Río de la Plata.All these characteristics justify a visit to Nueva Palmira. Whatever the season, here springtime is always in the air.
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