The word rambla comes from the Arabic word Ramlah, meaning a ‘stretch of sand.' Just as Cannes and Rio have their promenades facing the sea, Montevideo has its own, a long stretch of sand facing the Rio de la Plata. A favourite of walkers, runners, and cyclists, the Montevideo Rambla crosses the city from east to west and is about 22 km in length, passing by many beaches. You can come there to fish, or just take a walk.
If you are looking for beautiful beaches, head to Malvin, Carrasco, or Honda, east of the city.Buceo Beach is sheltered and suitable for children. If you want to see the favourite beach of Montevideo inhabitants, head over to Pocitos Beach.
Nestled at the foot of tall buildings, it attracts a trendy, cosmopolitan crowd, and you can join their games of beach volleyball and soccer.