Carmelo is a laid-back town with cobblestone streets centered on fishing. It situates in southwestern Uruguay straddling the Uruguay River on the west and Arroyo de las Vacas in the South. Carmelo was founded by the Spanish in colonial 16th century. The town proudly birthed Uruguay’s national Hero Jose Gervasio Artigas who reclaimed Uruguay’s independence from the Spanish.
Visitors can cruise down the River Uruguay and relax by the river beach. Visitors can also tour around the notorious prison on Juncal Island, stroll through the Colonia Wineries, and explore ancient ruins and landmarks such as the Calera de Las Huerfanas.