Running in Montevideo is quite an enjoyable experience, especially when you can run along the beachfront. In this guide I’ll take you with me on my run through the city and explain why I enjoyed doing sports in the capital of Uruguay!
When in Montevideo, I was luckily enough to weak up on a sunny morning, which was perfectly inviting for a run.
While there were some clouds, I actually enjoyed the atmosphere with around 20 degrees and a calm weekend morning.
When I started my run, I decided to just find a way to the water without paying much attention of maps or anything. Thus, I ended up in some calm streets in the neighborhood, which I thought were quite nice.
Even more so was the cemetery I stumbled upon. This might actually be one of the most beautiful cemeteries I’ve seen in my life. It’s called cemetery of Buceo and is definitely worth a visit.
From here, it was just a few hundred meters to the beach front, which is why I decided to just pay the cemetery a quick visit and then go down to where I was originally headed.
When you get to the sea (it’s actually no the real sea, but a very large channel), you’ll have to cross the Rambla de Chile, which follows the waterfront.
On the other side, you’ll find yourself in a beautiful area with lots of greenery and several small and secluded beaches. It’s quite an odd scenery for a metropolis like Montevideo, but is very nice for running.
I particularly enjoyed the mix between nature, small beaches and various skyscrapers and other city buildings in the distance, it’s definitely special.
After approximately two kilometers you’ll get to the famous “Montevideo Sign”, which was very populated by tourists even at this time of the day. However, here you can also continue your run along one of the most beautiful beaches in town, the Playa de los Pocitos.
So, if you have more time, be sure to follow this beach. We’ve also featured it in our Montevideo City Guide!
As I didn’t have all that much time this morning, I decided to head back to the hotel at the Montevideo Sign. The streets leading back into the business district are quite nice, especially in the early morning hours on weekends without lots of traffic.
The views of the skyscrapers in the business district feel a little strange after you’ve just been at the beach, but it’s still sort-of a funny combination.
All in all, I really enjoyed running in Montevideo and can just recommend giving it a try, it’s definitely worth it and a lot of fun!