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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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1. From Argentina by Bus

Buses have to be taken at the Retiro Terminal in Buenos Aires and the journey is of approximately 10 Hs. At this time it is possible that this service is not available. The 3 International Bridges connecting Argentina with Uruguay are regularly closed by Argentinean "piqueteros".

The companies covering this route are:

    Tel. (54 11) 4314 6999
    Tel. (54 11) 4314 4880
    Tel. (54 11) 4313 1700

2. From Argentina by Boat/Bus

The cheapest way is through:

    Tel. (54 11) 4393-6100
    Tel. (54 11) 4394-5520

From Tigre by boat to Carmelo and then by bus (6 hs) to Punta del Este. The price is approximately 30 dollars.


    Tel. (54 11) 4316 6500
    Tel. (54 11) 4316 6550

It covers the route Buenos Aires-Colonia with a slow ferry boat (3hs) and a fast one (1h) and from there by bus to Punta del Este (5hs) and the route Buenos Aires-Montevideo with a fast boat (3hs) and then by bus to Punta del Este (2hs). Los prices go between 50 and 100 dollars.

3. From Argentina by Plane

Three companies operates the route Buenos Aires-Montevideo or Buenos Aires-Punta del Este:

The flight takes 35 and 40 minutes and costs between 60 and 120 dollars depending on the airline, taking off from Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. If you arrive to Montevideo you will have to take a bus to Punta del Este (2hs).

Restaurante La Cocina


La Cocina is simple and stands out by using fresh products, emphasizing the taste of each ingredient.

Ruta 10 y La Sirena, La Barra. Phone (598 42) 77 2462

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