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Rivera is in Northern Interior , Uruguay.


A frontier city, where portuñol is spoken and brasilian reais have as much importance as the UYU, Rivera is a shopping town, with dozens of duty-free shops (called Free-shops) as well as great deals on local produce.

With an open border with Santana do Livramento, Rivera benefits from the brasilian industry, allowing for a mix of cultures.

Get in[edit]

Buses from Porto Alegre at 60 reais. Buses from Montevideo at 500 UYU.

Get around[edit]

  • Plaza Artigas
  • Plaza Flores (best chivitos, the stall by the ice-cream store)
  • Plaza Internacional (best deals for chivitos and similar)

See[edit][add listing]

  • Paseo de los Poetas: stairway to a view of the city.
  • Parque Bretaña: where the water for the area is collected.

Do[edit][add listing]

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Ta-ta. One of the largest uruguayan supermarket is in town.
  • 300. Although accross the open border, it's right at the international plaza and seems to have better deals on grocery.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Although this page is about Rivera, the brasilian food across the open border has more variety, better prices and is close to Rivera. You can still get good Chivitos, Pizzas, and the usual Uruguayan foods.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Gitana: 25 UYU for a pool table 100 UYU for a large beer.

Sleep[edit][add listing]


Very basic buget hotels include:

  • Hotel El Ferrocarril. Privates from 300 UYU or 600 UYU with washroom and breakfast.
  • Hotel Sarandí. Singles from 300 UYU.

There's nicer hotels including a Casino and similar.


Get out[edit]

Like in most of Uruguay and Argentina, in Rivera clubbing starts around 2am and goes until the next morning.

  • El Rancho: 150 UYU cover. Top 40's and latin hits.
  • Viva: 150 UYU cover before 1:30am and 200 UYU after. Top 40's mostly. Dress code doesn't allow flippers.
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