17. Marriage Equality
Uruguay became the second South American country to pass a law allowing gay marriage in May.

18. Cabo Polonio
If you really want to get away from it all and be forced to leave modern (in)conveniences and distractions behind, the rustic fishing village, Cabo Polonio boasts almost no electricity.

19. Lifestyle
Uruguay is rated in the top 10 of International Living’s places to retire thanks to the relaxed lifestyle and community feel.

20. Health Care
Uruguay has great healthcare for all with free clinics available for all residents. There’s also a higher-end privatized hospital system if you prefer. Either way, you’ll be taken care of.