Carmelo is located on the banks of the scenic Río de la Plata. It is known among many for its wineries _ producing the region's Tannat grape wines _ which are popular in the vineyards of South American. There are a number of beaches, the best being Sere Beach, which is considered one of the tops beaches in the world. There is a good selection of well-equipped Carmelo hotels.
Feast of the Epiphany, this Catholic festival, known locally as Epifania, is attached to the Christmas season and is a celebration of the arrival of the Maji at the stable where Christ was born. Uruguayans across the country enjoy a public holiday.