Information & Facts
Corner of Rincon and Misiones Avenue in the Old
The official language is Spanish.
The official currency of Uruguay is the Uruguayan Peso (UYU),
but US Dollars are also accepted by some tourist businesses,
retailers and taxi drivers. The peso is divided into 100
centécimos. Currency can be exchanged at banks and Money Exchange
Shops, which both offer similar exchange rates. Exchange rates tend
to fluctuate frequently. There are plenty of ATMs available in
shopping centres and attached to banks in commercial areas, but not
all cards are accepted. Credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard,
American Express and Diners Club, are widely accepted by shops and
restaurants. Travellers cheques are easiest to exchange if in US
GMT -3 (GMT -2 from October to March).