Punta del Este Travel Guide
Punta del Este
Punta del Este
Punta del Este
An artist's hide away
In summer it gets really crowded
In a nutshell
Gorgeous location and tourist destination in the small country of Uruguay.
Museo del Mar
I could have equally put this into the other category - off the beaten bath. The museum (open 10:30am ~ 8:30pm daily) offers large displays, skeletons and artifacts of the ocean life. There are whale skeletons, sharks, big things and small things.The information is all in...
walk in the port
The Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria Port begins its most important season during the summer. The ships and yatchs come mostly from Buenos Aires, but latelly an important number of european and southamerican sailors come to this port. At the port there are many companies...
Iglesia de la Candelaria
Brief History1903 - The municipality donated the site for the purpose of building a temple.1911-It was inaugurated ,planned by the architect Medhurst Thomas, the chapel had only a 37 sq mt area. 1921- It was remodelled, and made to cover 200 m sq; the same bell tower is...
Casa Pueblo has the workshop of Carlos Paez Vilaro. You can see a collection of his paintings, sculptures, and pottery. You are asked to first go to see a film on his life. It is very interesting. There is also a bar in the museum. Everyone gets a drink and goes out to the...
The hand emerges from the sand at Parada 4 of La Brava. It's been there since 1982, when chilean artist Mario Irrazábal created it for the Primer Encuentro Internacional de Escultura Moderna al Aire Libre de Punta del Este . It took him 6 days to complete it. Since then, it...
2 Reviews and 109 Opinions There are so many words to describe this hotel. Romantic. Peaceful. Serene. Pristine. Quaint. ...
Asado Y Milonga: parrila
The place is really no frills, with wooden benches to sit on, but delivers very good meat at a very reasonable price.We were a party of 4, and both the charbroiled lamb rack and the rumpsteak (bife de chorizo) were delicious. So were the grilled vegetables that came with the...
Lapataia: Best Dulce de Leche in the land
Dulce de leche is an integral part of life in South America. And arguably Lapataia is the best in Uruguay. Even in Argentina, the company Leititia sells the same dulce de leche with their own label. As if that was not enough of an endorsement, McDonalds uses this same brand...
Artico: Pay by the weight seafood
Located in the marina, Artico is a relatively economic place to eat. It is a self-service restaurant where you pay either by the unit price or by the kilogram. The quality is very good, and since you chose what you want, you can get custom your your plate exactly to your...
Kitty's Resto: Seafoods and others with the view of the marina
We walked by several times and the restaurant always looked good, with enticing smells coming out of doors. After a few times, we decided to test the entrees ourselves.The restaurant has a few tables inside, but the majority of them are outdoors. They do have large umbrellas...
De todo y por todos lados.En la Punta están los teatros, tal vez para la gente más grande. Recomiendo los shows de Gasalla, muy cómicos y para reirse bastante, por lo general son en el Hotel Nogaró.El Jazz Tour de La Pataia, un punto clave en el mundo para la gente que le...
Punta to/from MDV airport
COT bus lines operates regular service between the Montevideo airport and central Punta del Este. The one way journey is about 1 hour 15 minutes. Departures are about every 45 minutes between 6am and 11:30pm.Cost is (as of 2013) $198 per person. Tickets can be purchased at...
Buenos Aires to Punta del Este
If you have a few days for your visit to Uruguay, I recommend travel directly to the airport in Punta del Este: www.puntadeleste.aero/ at Laguna del Sauce.Then you can go to Montevideo, (I recommend you visit in Montevideo: Old City and then travel by bus to Salto from the...
Various stores: Boutique stores in downtown
If you are in Punta del Este, there are lots of shopping malls and commercial centers. However for the typical tourist, the souvenirs, novelties, t-shirts, post cards, sun lotions, etc. can typically be found along the many little boutique stores on Avenida Gorlero.
Most places accept credit cards however for those random places that do not, this street also has the main banks with the ATM machines.
What to buy: All types of tourist souvenirs, clothes, sports equipment.
What to pay: Prices are posted and are not negotiable. It may be more expensive than back home.
Written Feb 17, 2013
Address: Avenida Gorlero, Punta del Este
People in Uruguay have the same customs as other South American countries, they eat late.
Most restaurants close after lunch and do not open to serve dinner until 9pm.
I believe that is why lunch is their largest meal. That is why it was usually our only meal.
Written Apr 9, 2008
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- Family Travel
Stickers on the cars
After seeing so many cars' windows covered with stickers and advertisements, I started asking if people here like decorating their cars. The answer I was told was no, but they were not put on by choice.When parking in public places, particularly the main shopping streets and...
Completely deserted outside of very specific time
There is an insufficiency of information regarding when to go to Punta. In my research I found that the high season is 'end of December through most of January'. On this forum, when I asked what is better: December 19 or January 16, I was told the latter. I wasn't told that...
You will need the Mosquito repellent
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It was in the high 70's when we were there in March. I noticed most of the men wear jeans.
Women were wearing capri's or slacks. It cools off quickly after the sunsets.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take your sunscreen and be sure to use it.
Don't forget the repellent, like I did. You will need it, especially after sunset.
Miscellaneous: If you do not speak spanish you will also need a spanish dictionary.
Updated Apr 9, 2008
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- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
The City of Maldonado is only a few minutes drive from Punta del Este. You can get a good view of the peninsula, which is 15 blocks long, from there.Its climate is mild all year round. In the winter, temperatures reach 10º C, whereas in the summer the thermometer marks over...
Boat trip to Isla de Lobos
Take a trip to Isla de Lobos. Just a few miles off the coast of Punta del Este, Isla de Lobos is a natural habitat for Sea Lions. Half day tours in small boats can be easily arranged at the port. Boats leave frequently during the day. Bring sun screen and your camera! NOTES:...
Car rental, audio guides, dancing
Hello,You can rent a car in Thrifty or Europcar.You can tour Punta del Este with audio guides in your iPhone athttp://audioguides.travel/Uruguay/Maldonado-Punta-del-Este/en_us/You can dance in Moby Dick till sunrise, opposite to the port.You can enjoy La Barra in the night,...
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