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Punta Del Este, Uruguay

Punta Del Este
Uruguay

The port of Punta del Este is located on a peninsula in southern Uruguay. Punta del Este is nicknamed the Saint-Tropez of the Southern Hemisphere. This city is popular with celebrities and the rich and famous who built villas along the coast. You will find beautiful beaches, many shops and museums. The surrounding hills are also a beautiful place to hike and admire nature.

Useful Information

Language

Spanish

Tips

A 10% tip will be appreciated in restaurants.

Currency

UYU
Uruguayan peso - The U.S. dollar is accepted in many places. Credit cards are generally accepted.

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XE

Time difference

UTC: -3

from New York: +2h

from San Francisco: +4h

from London: -3h

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)
Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
1864
2271
2678
833.25
February
1864
2271
2578
983.75
March
1763
2169
2475
763.00
April
1558
1864
2170
803.25
May
1253
1559
1865
893.50
June
1049
1254
1559
943.75
July
947
1253
1558
863.50
August
947
1253
1559
983.75
September
1050
1355
1661
1024.00
October
1253
1559
1865
813.25
November
1457
1763
2170
722.75
December
1660
2068
2476
642.50

Where is located the Punta Del Este Port Cruise Terminal

Ships anchor at the port of Punta del Este. Tender boats will take you to the port. The port is located on the peninsula that extends into the ocean. This one can easily be visited on foot.

Travelling around the Punta Del Este Cruise Port

You can easily walk along the peninsula and reach the beaches. To visit the Ralli museums or the Casapueblo, you will probably want to take a taxi or excursion.
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Activities in Punta Del Este

Neighborhoods

San Rafael

The seaside district of San Rafael has many villas.

Landmarks

Punta del Este Lighthouse

Dating back to 1860, the lighthouse is located on the peninsula. It is possible to visit it ($). On the opposite side of the street is the Church of Our Lady of Candelaria.

Museums

Ralli Museum

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Museum specializing in contemporary art. You will find Dali’s works in his permanent collection. Temporary exhibitions are also on display.

Casapueblo

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Mediterranean-style hotel-museum. This building was the home of renowned artist Carlos Paez Vilaro is located in Punta Ballena.

Nature

Isla de Lobos (Island of Wolves)

This island located 11km from the coast is a reserve of sea lions.
A collection of outdoor sculptures can be found at the Place of the Americas near Playa Brava Beach.

Beaches

Playa Brava

The city’s iconic sculpture of a hand coming out of the sand is located at Playa Brava Beach.

Playa Brava

Located on the Atlantic Ocean and is popular with surfers.

Playa Mansa

Located further west and is popular with families.

Nearby

Barra de Maldonado Village

You’ll see a suspension bridge, colorful colonial-style houses and antique shops.

Excursions in Punta Del Este