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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Colonia del Sacramento, URUGUAY

Colonia del Sacramento is the oldest city in Uruguay. Once a fort, then a peaceful fishing village, today it is a lovely place of old architecture, pretty beaches, and a Southern European feel. It boasts a large yacht port, many art ports, a beautiful basilica, and old world streets.
Photo of the Basilica courtesy of Wikipedia and James G. Howes.

Where to Retire in Colonia del Sacramento and Home Prices

Homes in the fabulous Barrio Historico are the best to be had, but there are few, and they're pricey.
Small two-bedrooms outside of this area can be had for less than $100,000 USD, and larger homes are typically around $250,000-$300,000.

What Is Special about Colonia del Sacramento

The Barrio Histórico (historic quarter) section of Colonia del Sacramento is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Uruguay has a reputation as being a tax haven for people around the world. A perk is that offshore income, like Social Security, is untaxed. 

What Is Not Special about Colonia del Sacramento

The main language spoken is Spanish, which could be a barrier for some people.

Climate and Physical Environment

Colonia has a temperate climate- about 60 in spring, 78 in summer, and 50 degrees in winter.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Colonia has many nice restaurants, pleasant outdoor cafes, art galleries and shops, and all the bells and whistles of modern convenience.


Crime in Colonia is lower than average American cities.

Medical Facilities

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Colonia on Wikipedia

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