Practical Information


The First IUFRO Meeting Party 7.02.13 will be held in Punta del Este (Uruguay) on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March 2018.

Venue: Barradas Hotel
Address: Rio Branco esq. Francia Parada 9 Playa Mansa
Punta del Este | Uruguay
Telephone: +598 4249 4444


The IUFRO Meeting will be held in the Barradas hotel. A limited number of rooms at preferential rates are available at this hotel and also at the other hotels listed.
To book a room, please contact Ms. Valentina Henderson who is in charge of hotel reservations. Valentina will be also happy to reply to any questions regarding meeting registration, hotel reservations and hotel - airport transfers.

Ms. Valentina Henderson
Tel.: +598 2401 0534
Fax: +598 2 401 0534 ext. 102


A list of countries that DO NOT REQUIRE VISA for entry into Uruguay can be obtained here.

Possessors of ordinary passport of countries NOT included in the previous list will need visa to enter into Uruguay. In this case, participants are strongly advised to seek information on requirements applicable in their case from Uruguayan diplomatic or consular missions in their home countries at least 15 days prior to the trip.

The following documents are required:

• Valid passport.
• A round trip airline or bus ticket.
• Hotel booking in your name or name of the person, address and phone number of the place where you will stay.
• If applicable, invitation letter received from Uruguay.

Eventually, the Consular Mission may ask for additional information. Please find the nearest Consular mission (Oficina Consular) here.

Diplomatic or Official passport holders are requested to contact the nearest Uruguayan Embassy or Consular Mission in order get additional information of visa necessity.

Those participants, whose flights make a stop in other countries, must pay special attention to the requirements of these countries, since they may need an entry or transit Visa to the country or change of Airport (the latter can occur on flights making a stop in Buenos Aires, San Pablo or Rio de Janeiro).

In case of special assistance to obtain visa, please contact Ms. Valentina Henderson at the Secretary of the conference.

Ms. Valentina Henderson
Tel.: +598 2401 0534
Fax: +598 2 401 0534 ext. 102


The meeting will take place in the Uruguayan autumn, with temperatures in Punta del Este between 20° and 27 ° C.

For more information please check here.


The official currency of Uruguay is the “Peso Uruguayo”. American dollars are usually accepted in main shops. Foreign currencies may be changed into Uruguayan Peso at banks or private exchange offices called “Casas de Cambio”. Banks are open from 1 PM to 5 PM and exchange offices from 9 AM to 6 PM.

The exchange rate in Uruguay is floating free but stable, currencies rates can be consulted at

Notes in circulation:

Coins in circulation:



Time Zone:

Uruguay time zone is GMT 03:00 hours.


AC power voltage in Uruguay is 220 V, 50 Hz.

Find below most outlets used:




Carrasco International Airport (Montevideo) is located 114 km (approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes) from the event venue in Punta del Este.
Laguna del Sauce (Punta del Este) International Airport is located 21 km (approximately 30 minutes) from the event venue.

In any terminal you will find taxi service. You can also pre-hire transport and a driver will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall.

Privet Transfers:
Carrasco Airport – Hotel / Hotel – Carrasco Airport
USD 250 - 1 to 3 passengers.
Laguna del Sauce Airport – Hotel / Hotel – Laguna del Sauce Airport.
USD 70 - 1 to 3 passengers.
*Rates per way.

From Montevideo (Bus Station Tres Cruces or Carrasco Airport) you can take a regular bus to Punta del Este with the following companies: COT y COPSA.