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Playa Pocitos

9.25 reviews
Outdoors, Windsurfing
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Pocitos is an upscale beach district in Uruguay's capital city, Montevideo.

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São Paulo, Brazil

Beach for who likes to surf and windsurf on east coast of the city of Montevideo.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Playa Pocitos lies a couple of miles southeast of Centro, in the barrio of the same name. Its popularity among the locals is mostly due to the fact that it is the nearest beach to the city center. Windsurfing is a favorite activity. It is not a particularly standout beach, its waters a quite freakish brown color, like in most parts of the Rio de la Plata I went. The water was brown in Buenos Aires, brown in Tigre (a charming estuary town an hour north of BA), brown the whole duration of the crossing into Uruguay, brown in the resort city of Colonia del Sacramento - that's my enduring image of this great body of water, brown. The Rio de la Plata only gets to a bluer shade once you reach Punta del Este and beyond, when it officially merges with the Atlantic Ocean.

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Dallas, Texas, USA

Pocitos Beach has a unique history. Here the washerwomen came in the nineteenth century to wash their clothes and for that they made little holes, hence the name. With time, the border area was populated and today is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Montevideo. The wide white sand beach invites to sports activities such as beach soccer and volleyball, as well as water sports. Pocitos was one of the first spas in the Southern Cone. The beach is easily accessible from the center of Montevideo, both by car and by public transport. In winter, the rambla is used a lot to run, walk or ride a bicycle.

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Santiago, Chile

Un sector acomodado muy seguro para ir con niños y lindo por lo demas

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