Tiny Uruguay may be the second-smallest country in South America, but it is one of the continent's most beautiful. The name Uruguay, which means river of the colorful birds in Guarani, is an homage to the beautiful birds found throughout the country. In fact, Uruguay, and the Rocha area in particular, is one of the best spots in South America for bird enthusiasts due to its incredible 440 different species of birds.
The quaint city of Montevideo is the capital of Peru, and is a great place to search for vacation homes to use as your base for exploring the country. Montevideo is small enough that any vacation rental you find will be close enough to the city's best amenities. During the day, you can amuse yourself with tours of the Old Town Square and the National History Museum, while your nights can be spent enjoying the fantastic Uruguay cuisine and nightlife.
The best of Uruguay lies outside Montevideo, however, and you'll want to make at least one excursion outside the city's borders. Waiting for you is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Colonia del Sacramento, a perfectly preserved colonial town with nine museums and a lighthouse. You can also hit up the pristine beaches at Cabo Polonio or Fortaleza de Santa Teresa.