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Hand of Punta del Este, Uruguay
Hand of Punta del Este, Uruguay

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. 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.

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