Chuy is a town in the Atlantic Coast region of Uruguay, with its twin town of Chuí right across the street in Brazil.
The main street in Chuy is the actual border between Uruguay and Brazil. One half of the town speaks Spanish and pays in pesos, while the other speaks Portuguese and prices are in reais
Buses stop in the center of town.
If you plan to cross the border to Brazil make sure you get your passport stamped at the border, before entering the town.
- The main street might be not a impressive sight, but it is the actual border between Uruguay and Brazil.
- Tax-free shopping and pirated cd's from Brazil.
- Hotel Internacional, Rio San Luis 121, 0474-2055. Double rooms and friendly staff for UR$700 in case you need to spend the night here.
Planalto has 2 buses every day to Porto Alegre (8hrs) leaving at 12:15 and 23:00. There is also a bus to Florianopolis on Sunday at 13:30.
Planalto bus station is on the corner of Venezuela and Chile.
- Seven kilometer west of town is the beautiful Fuerte San Miguel an old Spanish fortress. There are infrequent buses going, but hitchhiking is also an option. If you have to wait for your connection it's worth a visit.