NARBONA WINE LODGE
When to go
The weather at Carmelo is temperate, with temperatures ranging between 3º and º5ºC in the winter and average 25ºC in spring and summer.
What to do
Community based tourism
Standing on the shores of limpid Río de la Plata, Carmelo is one of the most emblematic cities in the Department of Colonia. Its natural borders are: the small village of Conchillas to the South, Colonia Estrella and Víboras District to the East, Nueva Palmira to the North and the Río de la Plata to the West. The latter connects it with neighbouring Argentina via a two-hour voyage.
In the city, one of the main tourist attractions is Independence Square, around which the civic and commercial centre has been established. The most important buildings include Ignacio Barrios’ House; today turned into the House of Culture, the New Temple, and the Del Carmen Parish Archive and Museum.
But the milestone that has made this city very popular lies on the ancient Las Vacas Creek; its swing bridge, a manually rotated masterpiece of modern engineering, allows large vessels to pass through. This postcard has become an icon of Carmelo and this area of the country.
Duration: 8 Nights