Free Activities

The following activities are free (or in the case of the bar and restaurant, each person pays for their food and drinks). The students are not accompanied on the trip, but the school staff assist in the planning (suggesting activities to the students, making reservations, planning public transport etc.):

1. Tango There's a free tango class in a cultural centre a few blocks from the school.

2. Parque Rodó The local park has an outdoor photography exhibition, a lake with boats for hire, paths and bridges for walking a weekly market, and live music on Sundays.

3. Backpackers meeting The local "Couchsurfing" group has a regular meeting in a bar. Our students go to practice their Spanish on the locals, meet other travellers and sample the local nightlife.

4. Night out A group outing to a local bar or restaurant.

5. Tango bar Montevideo has several tango bars where you can enjoy a few drinks while listening to live music and watching the dancers.

6. Guided tour Free guided tours are available in the following places of cultural and historical interest: Palacio Legislativo (Parliament), Teatro Solís (South America's oldest working theatre), the botanical gardens and the Museo Blanes art gallery.

Bike Riding in Montevideo

7. Seasonal events We let the students know about free events in and around the city. Recent examples include an outdoor rock concert, games of Ultimate Frisbee on the beach, T'ai Chi and Aerobox classes on the beach, and an astronomical observation.

Cigarette shop: low-cost cigarettes