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“It was a nice walk”
Review of Playa Ferrando

Playa Ferrando
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We were told of this "superb beach" on the outskirts of town, so decided to walk there.
Our phone's GPS was helpful, followed the road on the way there, took a path through the forest and along the coast on the way back.
I guess April was off season as we were pretty much alone there, it was a really nice walk, we got to speak to a few locals on the way back in what looked like a less affluent side of town and every one was very welcoming.
It made for a nice walk and a lovely afternoon before we headed back into the picturesque old town...

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Ferrando Beach is about 3 kilometers from downtown Colonia del Sacramento. The neighborhood around this beach is not the best...therefore a foreign tourist should not visit it after sundown. There are neither hotels and/or restaurants bordering the beach.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

A friend and I went there in mid-march (which is off season), so there was no one else there. That made it pretty much a private beach! It was very relaxing, although the water was a little cold.

It's only a 150 Uruguayan pesos ride from the main town, so it's definitely a good spot for a beach day in Colonia. Look out for horses!

Thank Molly E
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

During our recent trip to Buenos Aires we decided to hop over to Colonia. The ferry over the Rio de Plata was great and well organized. A tip is to use SeaCat operators. We bought tickets at half the price to the main operators Busquebus. We didn't arrange tours thinking we will wing once there. However we dud go on New Year' s day and it was busy. We managed to book a hop on hop off bus - busTuristico- but after wasting nearly hours and not getting any further than the port we walked back to claim our money. Apparently only one bus was operating (which they neglected to tell us). However they were quite good at refunding our money. But we we were at a loss what yo do AND we had 3 children with us who we're looking forward to a beach day ( which was our main intention of visiting Colonio). Luckily the owners of Vurritos a rental company organized us a lift to Playa Ferrando. What a blessing! We settled at the local beach bar and spent a relaxing day swimming, sleeping, chatting, pleating and drinking. The owners of the bar a delightful couple and we discovered their pizza which was great and their chips and dips. Try the local beer Pilsen. We were away from the main beaches in the tour routes- away from the maddening crowds. Just an idyllic day. Oh yes you can hire loungers etc from the beach bar lounge on an hourly rate.
The kids spent the whole day swimming. The water is brown but not dirty. There are locals milling around and scooting up and down but made interesting people watching. Beach patrol was on duty. The bathroom facilities are ok at the beach but gets worse during the course of the day.

If going to Colonia either make it a beach day or organize your tours upfront otherwise there is not much to do.

2  Thank Ilonka P
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

As a Brazilian, I know beaches. Playa Ferrando really looks like a sea beach, although it is on Rio de La Plata. The only down, is that the beach is kind of noisy. There are a lot of locals, riding their motorbicycles back and forth. It is also a little dirty: don't be surprised if you find a couple of plastic bottles on the sand...It is a shame.

2  Thank Robby2012
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