Las Dunas

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Ruta 10, Km 163, Manantiales La Barra, Punta del Este, Uruguay
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Costs 44% less but rated 34% lower than other 5 star hotels

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  • Couples51
  • Solo0
  • Business50

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Living in Punta del Este

by conor_b

I'm planning to live in Punta from Sept to the end of Dec 2006 and then come back again in Feb. I plan to surf, work and learn Spanish to a high standard. I surf in cold water back home so that and a lack of crowds/tourists during the off-peak period doesn't bother me too much, actually I think I'd prefer it. I can teach English or work in a bar, so that would be the initial plan to prevent starvation.
I was wondering if anyone could help me out with info on the following:
1. the cost of living.
2. finding a job that would sustain me, especially on a ong term basis.
3. how to find somewhere to live - a apartment within walk of the Atlantic beaches preferably, but not at any cost.
4. how easy are the locals to intergrate with?
5. How "dead" is it during winter - ghost town or jus not crowded?



PS - If anyone wants to offer me a place to rent or a job get in touch

RE: Living in Punta del Este

by rafgys

Punta del Este might be expensive compared to other places in Uruguay... it's beautiful, but it ain't cheap.

About getting a job in September, that won't be easy... it's the off season and usually nobody is hiring, but you never know!

Locals are very friendly, specially in Maldonado. You won't have problems with that.

The winter is very cold there... but there's a lot of people living all year round in PDE. It's not a ghost town, but you won't see crowds. It depends on the weather.

If I were you... I'd go to La Paloma, it's about an hour NE of PDE. It's cheaper and you have much better surfing. But I don't know if there are Spanish schools... and is more like a sea resort than like a town, so the winter season can be a little too empty!

Good luck chop!

RE: Living in Punta del Este

by EnzoAG

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Travel Tips for Punta del Este


by Shakermaker

Make sure you visit both Mansa and Brava beaches, they are very different not only because of the water (one calmer than the otehr) but because of the people, the mansa is better to go and relax and the brava is where the people go to show off a little bit (specially near manantiales).

Punta del Este

by xantylaol

"A truely great summer vacation resort!"

Awesome beaches and a clean, beautiful, safe and comfortable vacation resort with many good restaurants and places to hang out at.

According to some travel guides Punta del Este can be regarded as "the Saint-Tropez of Latin America", since it has become a playground for the rich and famous of Southern South America, mainly Argentinians, local Uruguayans, Paraguayans and Brazilians.
I don't know about all the glamour, but Punta sure is a nice place!

Originally a small fishing town in a peninsula jutting into the South Atlantic, Punta (as it is affectionately called), is now a thriving international resort, stretching over several miles of coastline. The population of the summer resort can get as high as 400,000 during high season (mainly the month of January).

"The beach front at Punta del Este"

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