The oficial language og Utuguay in Spanish, however, most of the staff of hotels, restaurants, agencies, banks are bilingual (English-Spanish).
Uruguay in on UTC/GMT -3 hours.
The average temperature in Punta del Este in November is 21ºC, in a range from 11ºC to 25ºC.
The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU). The average exchange rate is: 1 USD = 28 UYU. Currency exchange is available at banks and authorized establishments at airports, ports and all around the city.
Credic Cards and Tipping:
Most shopping malls and big stores, hotels and restaurants accept major international credit cards. When dining, the service charge is not added to the bill. The average tip is 10% of total bill.
Value Added Tax:
22%. Non-Uruguayan credit or debit cards get VAT deducted in restaurants. Hotel rooms are tax free for foreigners.
For international inbound calls, the country code is +598.
Banks, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Shops and business, generally from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Malls from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Voltage is 220-240V/50 Hz. The power sockets (outlets) used are of type C, type F and tipe L.
For police, fire or medical assistance dial 911.