Destination guide: Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este is a city in Uruguay (South America) located on the piece of land that separates the La Plata River from the Atlantic. Exploring it, you’ll find beautiful beaches, among which Mansa and Brava stand out, as well as lagoons such as Sauce, Blanca, Del Diario, Jose Ignacio and Garzon, where you can do different watersports. 

Punta del Este also offers exquisite cuisine and luxury hotels and casinos so that you can enjoy an incredible vacaction. Fly with LAN to Uruguay and remember to visit the La Mano sculpture and the Casa Pueblo building. Both are icons that represent Punta del Este.

  • Punta del Este - Things to do

    Sights

    Bikini

    Punta's main attraction is its beaches. The most popular and fashionable is Bikini - north along the rugged Playa Brava. With more golden tans than a crowded solarium, it's a great place to surf or swim, depending on local conditions and the general level of action.

     Sub-Type: Beach
    Address: Punta del Este – east /Extras: N along Playa Brava
    Transportation
    Type: car

    Casa Pueblo

    Casa Pueblo is an astonishing Mediterranean villa and art gallery at scenic Punta Ballena, a short trip from Punta del Este. The villa was built by Carlos Páez Vilaró entirely without right angles and boasts jaw-dropping views. Visitors can tour five rooms, view a film on the artist's life and the building's creation, or have a drink at the bar.

     Sub-Type: Architecture
    Telephone Number: +598 42 578 041
    Opening Hours: 09:00 till sunset
    Pricing: full US$5.00
    Address: Punta Ballena / Extras: 10km (6.2mi) W of Maldonado
    Transportation Type: car

    Isla de Lobos

    This small island boasts large colonies of southern fur seals and sea lions. A welcome break in your beach-lazing routine, be sure to make reservations in advance as this popular destination often books out. Tours to the island leave daily in the high season, and on weekends in the low season.

    Sub-Type: Island
    Telephone Number: +598 42 448 955
    Transportation Type: boat