Uruguay’s Punta Del Este: Top 5 Picks


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The fantastic sunset at Casapueblo near Punta del Este in Uruguay.

Buses run regularly and from many different companies from Montevideo’s Tres Cruces bus station. If you’re coming from Brazil side, buses also run regularly with the option of stopping further east at Punta Del Diablo (Devil’s Point) as well. If you’re in Uruguay, try not to miss it!

I loved Uruguay – its people, its food, its beaches and as a famous beach resort, Punta Del Este is worth a punt. Pun excused. Punta del Este translates literally as “Point of the East” and that’s because it is. Here are 5 things I recommend doing on your way through.

1. Sunset at Casapueblo

Grab a few beers on the balcony, enjoy the massive Town House with built in museum and marvel in pure delight as the most vivid orange ball you have ever seen sinks out of the sky and leaves Uruguay in darkness. It’s truly epic.

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Loving the sunset at Casapueblo – unrivalled!!!

2. Isla de Los Lobos

This is surprisingly the largest sea lion colony in the entire southern hemisphere. Boat tours leave regularly from the port in peak season so you can see the sea lions for yourself. The harbour in the town itself also has a load of sea lions. Some locals feed them daily.

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3. Southernmost tip of Uruguay

Head to the calm rocks which its said is the southern most tip of mainland Uruguay. The walk around the seafront also takes you past a church and a lighthouse.

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4. Bikini Beach

A resort famous for its beaches and you should check out “Bikini Beach”. Relax with a beer on one of South America’s best beaches.

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Gorgeous waves crashing on the rocks at Punta del Este.

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The city itself has some cool streets and a decent lighthouse.

5. Hand in the Sand/Los Dedos Playa Brava

On Punta del Este’s Playa Brava, sits a distinctive “sunken hand”. Uruguay does well on quirky art and you can be the tourist that gets their photo by this hand. Plus another excuse to relax on a beach, enjoy a few beers and a dip in the Ocean.

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The sunken hand on the beach (Playa Blanca).

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Welcome to PDE/Punta del Este – a top beach resort in Uruguay.

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Jonny Scott Blair
Jonny Blair is a self confessed traveling nomad who founded and blogs at Don't Stop Living. He sees every day as an adventure. Since leaving behind his home town of Bangor in Northern Ireland ten years ago he has traveled to all seven continents, working his way through various jobs and funding it all with hard work and an appetite for travel. Don’t Stop Living, a lifestyle of travel' contains over 1,000 stories and tips from his journeys round the globe. He wants to show others how easy it is to travel the world, give them some ideas and encourage them to do the same but most of all he aims to constantly live a lifestyle of travel. He is currently based in Hong Kong and on Twitter @jonnyblair.
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