Punta del Este Cruises
Sweetly positioned on a narrow peninsula in southeast Uruguay, Punta del Este is a glamorous resort city with sensational beaches, elegant seaside homes, an extravagant yacht harbour, and a luxury brand culture.
There are two very different, yet equally enjoyable beaches that most visitors gravitate to.[ReadMoreMob] Popular Brava Beach is known for a strong surf that is ideal for surfing and other water sports, and is also home to ‘The Hand’, a giant sculpture of 5 fingers. On the west coast, Mansa Beach is an idyllic haven of relaxation with calm, shallow waters. [ReadMore]
Away from the beaches, the city’s best known avenue, La Gorlero, is popular with both locals and visitors alike. This glitzy palm-lined hub of culture, cuisine and nightlife is well known for its restaurants, high-end stores, busy bars and casinos. Celebrity spotters can fill their days chasing stars as La Gorlero is the city’s best known avenue for a spot of people-watching and a gentle stroll.
Local handicrafts are sold at Plaza Artigas, and the 19th century lighthouse at the peninsula’s southern tip has a viewing platform for wonderful views over the peninsula.
Isla de Lobos
The ‘Isle of Wolves’ is in fact home to the largest colonies of South American sea lions and South American fur seals in the Western Hemisphere. In addition, southern elephant seals and orcas have been known to frequent the area.
South America is known for its warm climate and beautiful beaches. Within the Punta del Este area, both Playa Mansa and Playa Brava are popular choices, the latter also home to an unusual sculpture titled La Mano (The Hand) which emerges from the sand.
Between June and October, southern right whales migrate to the waters off the coast of Uruguay, and in some places where the water is deep enough, these magnificent creatures will come close enough to the shore to be spotted from the beaches.
Chivito sandwich - Punta del Este
Uruguay's national dish translates as 'little goat', despite goat meat not typically featuring in this delicious sandwich. More commonly you will find thinly sliced beef, mozzarella, olives, tomato and mayonnaise, served alongside French fries.
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