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Punta del Este is beautiful and very safe. Uruguay is a very calm country, free from the typical violence of the developed countries. It exists an excellent police covering and much security. For the tourists, Punta del Este is an exceptional place to spend unforgettable vacations.

The Peninsula is the main point of the city, with the Gorlero Avenue as main protagonist. Here you'll find the best commerce, shops, cinemas, etc. and is an obligatory long walk if you want to know Punta del Este. The Boulevards, the Port, the Lighthouse, the Plaza with its Fair of Craftsmen, lots of things to see...

La Barra has become the nocturnal center par excellence, mainly for youth people. There is an infinite quantity of bars, discos and restaurants, so anyone can find a place to have a great time.

José Ignacio y Punta Ballena offer different landscapes, each one with its own characteristics. The beaches, either the Mansa or the Brava, are excellent and allow the practice of most of the aquatic sports. Our sea is friendly and drowned cases in our beaches are really exceptional. Lifeguard service is very good.

Reservations in advance?

Out of season it is not necessary to make reservations since there is permanent availability of hotels and car rentals, except in long week ends, when we receive an important current of tourism and usually turns into sold out airplane, bus or boat tickets.

In summer, it is strongly advisable to make reservations with at least one month in advance, specially for New Year's Eve when Punta is full and packed. If you are an intrepid, you can arrive without reservations and look for lodging at the moment, but you always have the risk of having to sleep on the beach, which is prohibited.

How to move in Punta?

Punta del Este is big. It is always better to have a vehicle or to rent one. Also mopeds or bicycles can be rented (most of the avenues have bike path). The buses are varied and with frequencies that allow you to move with comfort. The taxis are very expensive and be careful, because they like to "drive" you around if they realize that it is your first time in Punta.


Mapas de Punta del Este


Maps and aerial pictures of Punta del Este, Maldonado, La Barra, José Ignacio, Punta Ballena and San Carlos. Very important to when it comes to travel. All printable...

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If you are looking to spend your vacations in Punta del Este at a reasonable price, there is no better place than the Backpacker. Day or Night, La Barra is the place to stay...

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Going to the Isla de Lobos in the CALYPSO is a great experience. Just watching the sea wolfs swim and eat at ease is quite an experience. Very good ride...

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