Thats Pocitos beach, we spent a lazy day walking around the bay with very frequent stops on shady benches to watch the world and, the world here are into walking and running. An entertaining day for two very lazy visitors from England!
Pocitos (little wells) is not only a beach; it is one of the most typical places of my hometown. Its name comes from the past, when laundrywomen were used to dig out little wells in the sand to get fresh water. At the beginings of the 20th century, Pocitos became a fashion beach, and nowadays is a fashion neighbourhood. There you can find modern buildings, fancy restaurants, cinemas, shopping-malls and anything you want, close to a beautiful seaside.
Pocitos no es solamente una playa; es uno de los lugares más característicos de mi ciudad. Su nombre viene del pasado, cuando las lavanderas excavaban pocitos en la arena para obtener agua dulce. A comienzos del siglo XX, Pocitos se volvió un balneario de moda, y actualmente es un barrio de moda. Allí pueden encontrar edificios modernos, restaurantes de lujo, cines, centros comerciales y lo que quieran, junto a una hermosa costa.
Pocitos is also a very exclusive part of the city but is very different from Carrasco. This town is in the heart of the city and there's much more to do, you will find a lot of restaurants and bars in the area.
Pocitos is a upscale neighborhood with a great beach that can get packed during the summer and the holidays.