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Punta del Este Travel Guide: 99 reviews and 230 photos


A peninsula dividing the atlantic sea in two sides: the "brava" (brave) and the "mansa" (the quiet one). Miles of wide sandy beaches. Lush pine forests. Beautiful mansions, residences and condos on the beach. The most gorgeous girls in the world (no kidding). Party all night. Great restaurants and hotels. Money. Luxury cars and yachts. Celebrities and glamour. However, PDE is not as stuffy and unreachable like other similar places are in Europe. PDE is still also relaxed and bohemian. So, by al means, this is the "coolest" summer vacation spot in the southern hemisphere.

Punta del Este is crowded in January and a bit less in February. The peak season lasts only two months. Most of the wealthy tourists who can afford to vacation here are Argentinians and the rest are locals and Brazilians (yes, some of them prefer to vacation here instead of staying at their famous beaches).

It all starts with a ferry trip from Buenos Aires to either Colonia or Montevideo and then a short drive to this paradise on the east.

All beaches are public and directly accesible. The "brava" side is widely preferred by younger people over the "mansa".

The nicest areas are "Rincon del Indio", "La Barra" and "Jose Ignacio". Check my tips for details.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Unspoiled and fun
  • Cons:Brief high season
  • In a nutshell:The perfert retreat for you, northern hemisphere's inhabitant
  • Last visit to Punta del Este: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2006 at 9:35 PM

    Hola Sebastian! Una pagina muy buena de Punta del Este. Espero que puede viajar a Uruguay en proximo año. Feliz cumpleaños desde Finlandia!

  • Mar 23, 2006 at 4:02 PM

    Hotel L' Auberge is one of the most beautiful hotels in Uruguay and I just would like to add that the right web page is www.laubergehotel.com Best regards, Ilana

  • ets's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2006 at 8:41 AM

    Hi Sebastian. Great PDE tips! Can't decide whether to golf there or Stockholm next, but the "cute PDE chicas" you mentioned twice may sway me to go to PDE (smile). el-viejo, Manny

  • karina888's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 2:33 PM

    Deseando ir a Punta Del Este! Iba ir el mes pasado pero no pude ir...Las fotos son maravillosas!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2003 at 9:22 AM

    Coincido contigo... Punta del Este es el mejor balneario del Sur.. sólo que yo lo prefiero de marzo a noviembre!!!


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