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
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
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