Punta del Este Vacations

Punta del Este is an upscale resort on the southern tip of Uruguay, southeast of Maldonado and about 140 km east of Montevideo. A popular destination for Argentinians, Punta del Este boasts miles of pristine beaches, high end restaurants and nightclubs, and a mix of colonial and modern architecture.

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Casa pueblo it's amazing! Punta del Este is beautiful and safe, it has many options for having fun alone, with friends or family.

Recommended for:Family TravelersLuxury Travelers
Pittsford (town), New York

This is a city with endless beaches, beautiful seaside mansions, tree-lined streets, chic boutiques, and stylish people. This is where you come to relax and be seen with your yacht. Tourist information right on the main drag in the middle of the town.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers
Paris, France

A very quiet beach city. Seemed like an up in coming area of Uruguay. I can see this city flooded with people and leisure travelers during the summer. Endless spans of beaches. Perfect for a pleasure get away.

Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
San Francisco

Wind or no wind? Take your pick and go to the beach. Packed from December through February, "Punta" is also glorious in November or March/April when the crowds leave and you get to wander around free. Expensive (sometimes outrageously so) but wonderful.

Don't miss:

A walk around "La Punta"
Cakes and coffee downtown Gorlero in Il Grecco or Cakes
Churros at Churros Manolo (only open during season)
A seafood dinner at "El Pobre Marino"
Belgian Walfles at L'Auberge Hotel for a sugar attack.


You absolutely need a car to get around. Yes, you can bike, walk, or run but if you want independence then rent a car.

Melbourne, Florida

Punta del Este is a beautiful beach town in eastern Uruguay. It is a vacation spot for well to do Argentines, Brazilians, and Uruguayans.


This place has everything: party, good people, relaxing moments, an incredible view and the hospitality of Uruguayan people.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

La Mano en la Arena is located at Playa Brava and it is the most famous symbol in Punta del Este. It was made by Mario Irarrazabal, a chilean artist, in 1982 and ever since attracts thousands of tourist. Sunrise is the best time for a perfect shot!

Tustin, California, USA

Spring break spot for South America. Was dead when we went there, so it was empty and was able to relax. Glad we didn't go when it was crowded.
Avoid the Conrad Casino... Full of coolers.

Huntington Beach, California, USA

I am a beach person and this is a great hang.
The Jet Set crowd has already discovered this part of the world so its a bit expensive but after you have seen all of the sights you will want to relax.

Recommended for:FoodiesLuxury TravelersNightlife LoversTrendsters
Brasília, Brazil

Too expensive and uninviting for the low cost backpacker.

It's more a Beverly Hill of South American than anything...

It does have a few things to do and see, but the price is a major let down.