Gay Montevideo Montevideo City Guide City Guides > Uruguay > Gay Montevideo Montevideo Suzi SiegelThere are two big reasons Montevideo gets overlooked as one of the world’s best gay travel destinations–namely Brazil and Argentina, the two behemoth countries that wedge in tiny Uruguay. Hiding in plain sight, Montevideo is a chill, earthy, cosmopolitan city with one of the world’s only “homomonuments.” Yes, this country the size of North Carolina is actually one of the planet’s most liberal nations and by far the most open-minded in Latin America when it comes to homosexuality. With a staunch division between church and state, same-sex sex has been legal since 1934 and gay marriage since 2013. The nation has been called ‘a model for social inclusion in Latin America’ and ranks fifth in the world on the Gay Happiness Index. All that and it’s a great city to boot. Fifteen miles of coastal promenade for running, swimming, sunning, or ambling aimlessly holding your partner’s hand. Posh shopping districts and quaint colonial architecture. Leafy plazas and serious grilled meats. But what really sets the city apart is how authentically laid back the culture is, while at the same time being worldly. Montevideo is hippie and hip at the same time. Feel like getting away? Take a trip planned just for you, and let us do all the work. Discover Trip Design Hotels Things to do Things to see Food & Drink Shopping Nightlife Trip Design The best hotels in MontevideoThe Italian businessman who converted a run-down historic home into the irresistible Casa Roberto worked in public relations representing UNESCO World Heritage Sites before pursuing his dream to create a guest house. With just five rooms, it’s an intimate a stay as you can have. WIth a vintage shop in the basement, Cottage Puerto Buceo is a sleek and sweet option. It’s got a hot tub, indoor pool and bikes for hire. If you’re an outdoorsy type who prefers your urban experience in doses, you can do no better than La Baguala, a country estate hotel just outside Montevideo where you have your own private beach, pool, tennis court and horseback riding sessions. If you prefer to be in the middle of the action, the modern Hyatt Centric Montevideo sits right on the waterfront with beautiful views and is pet-friendly. It’s got a little book nook called The Corner, a quaint reading lounge that’s a wonderful place to catch up on work or emails. The nautical Art Deco facade of the Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo belies its sleek interior. The panoramic rooftop has a pool, sun terrace and bar. The 44-room Own Montevideo offers a cool “Customize Your Stay” option that allows you to specify your taste in music, arts, food and sports, and whether you have a sweet tooth and then tailors your stay accordingly. Located in the upscale coastal neighbourhood of Las Carretas. Hyatt Centric Montevideo Casa RobertoThank you for reading Mr Hudson.Subscribe to City Guides or log in to continue reading. Subscribe now Log inSpecial SelectionExclusive Mr Hudson offersOut now from gestaltenMr Hudson Explores Browse the Book Explore more Discover the best weekend trips from Los Angeles (quick getaways from LA)While the Californian coast and the Big Sur towards the north hold their own vacation-making intrigue, quick getaways from Los Angeles can put you in touch with the tranquil ski regions of Big Bear, the Hispanic influenced county of Ventura and the exotic poolside retreat of Palm Springs. Read story > Enjoy the best of gay Argentina: from vibrant towns to the most amazing national parksWhatever you’re looking for, Argentina will take you there via the scenic route, surprising you along the way with flavoursome cuisine, immense natural wonders and modern culture mingled with unique European and indigenous heritage. Read story > Philadelphia City GuideOne of the oldest cities in the United States – founded in 1682 by William Penn – Philadelphia marries a rich history with a charm usually reserved for small towns. To access this content, you must purchase City Guides subscription. Explore > Subscribe to our newsletterYou can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing.