Punta Del Este, The Best Beach Resort In South America

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Punta del Este, is internationally known, among other things as the most important and exclusive resort of South America, apart from being one of the most beautiful and famous cities for the so many famous people from the international jet set who visit it. Travel To Punta del este

Travel To Punta del este

Travel To Punta del este Summer resort, natural and sophisticated, Punta del Este is one of those places that is difficult to find and of course, difficult to forget, because there is no one who visit it and leave it completely delighted by it. The peninsula is an invitation to pleasure and fun.

Nowadays, has a beautiful Rambla (Boardwalk), wonderful houses typical from the resorts, modern buildings, a great port with structure and mooring capacity in which you can see the sealions resting under the sun, shops of well-known trade marks, restaurants, pubs, etc.  

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I personaly go each summer to Punta, the best month to go is January since it is crowded with a whole lot of high quality Argentinian and Brasilian Hot Chicks !
December, February, March are good time to be on the beach and the weather is great, however Punta is empty those months, Punta is only packed January and in any other month it has people only on weekends. That's why if you travel to Punta del este, I recommend on traveling in January.
Also for young people like me, who like the nightlife, if you come January you can party  travel forum each and every single day of the month.
After January parties take place only on weekends  travel forum
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In Punta's night life you can find a lot of Argentinian girls, Brazilian girls, some uruguayan girls, and of course gringas.

Punta Del Este reminds me of South Beach in Miami, with tall buildings overlooking the beaches.  And, like South Beach, it is filled with beautiful Latin people.

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The Beaches in Punta del Este  travel forum

There are two types of coast: Brava and Mansa. This shows the end of the Rio de la Plata (the river) on one side and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean, on the other side.

Brava- At this side the beaches are more wild, and have a lot of waves.
Mansa- At this side the beaches are Calm, and have no waves, like a swimming pool.

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Every beach of the peninsula is public, it is important to consider that the water of them is crystal clear and transparent; this is excellent for having bathes and practicing sports. There are quiet and calm beaches while others have got great waves, white and fine sand or thick and golden ones.

In most of these beaches get together families and friends in order to spend their holidays, take sunbathes, bathes or just to see the spectacular sunsets or dawns. In most of them you will find small restaurants which offer services to satisfy the appetite of the visitors.

Bikini Beach in Punta Del Este

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This beach, is one of my favorites.
The special about this beach is two things, one it has very big waves which are great for surfing and just playing with them around as I do.
The second and most important thing, is that in this beach there are no families, only young people, or young groups are coming to this beach, creating an atmosphere of vacation.
A lot of times there are fashion shows (Desfile in spanish) of top Argentinian models which are great, organized by Dotto or by Roberto Llordano.
The beach bar features a boldly colored modernist architecture with large outdoor patio friendly to sandy feet and well-tanned bodies. The open-air bar serves-up mixed cocktails and South American specialties while the kitchen turns-out fresh plates of cut-sushi and sashimi selections. Not only popular by day, the night brings out local deejays spinning till the wee-hours of the morning for party-minded singles looking to meet their mate.

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Brava Beach in Punta Del Este

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  Brava beach is one of the most well - known and visited of the peninsula. It is really close from the peninsula and has got parking area.

It is known for "the fingers" that come out the sand.
It is a beach of thick sand and dangerous sea, the waves there are good for surf. There are many places where you can find gastronomic services and rent of sunshades.


Beach of the Englishmen in Punta del Este / Playa de los Ingleses

This is a small beach that is next to port of Punta del Este.
This one is of soft, thin sand and rocks, it is consider dangerous for taking bathes on it. Due to its location, so close to the peninsula, it is not as windy as some others.
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Chilean Beach in Punta del Este

At the kilometer 115 it is the Chilean beach, from were we can see the wonderful view of Punta del Este, Gorriti island and Sauce lagoon.
It is a beach of thick sand and it has places for watching the whales. In front of the Chilean it is Diario lagoon where it is possible to practice nautical sports like windsurf, fishing and other activities.

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The Chiringo Beach in Punta del Este

Going to the east or to Punta Ballena you will find Chiringo beach. It is a beach of thick sand and deep water. This one goes from Punta Ballena up to Punta del Chileno.
Due to its location it is not possible to see the sunset from there.

It is recommendable to go to Punta Ballena and visit there the Grutas exploring there the paths among the rocks. The Grutas were recuperated as a public area during the 80's because before this decade it was a great disco.

travel to punta del este El Emir Beach in Punta del Este

Emir beach is son the east of the peninsula as you approach to the Atlantic ocean.
It is a dangerous beach, deep and wavy. Not much recommended for having bathes. During the whole year it is visited by all of those who love surf.

Manantiales Beach in Punta del Este

This is a sandy beach also deep and wavy. Visited by the jet-set.
On it nautical sports are practiced also volleyball, aerobic gym and surf. Besides, it has got an area where you can rent sunshades and find gastronomic service.
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Mansa Beach in Punta del Este

Mansa beach goes from The Chilean up to the port of Punta del Este. It is a big bay of quite and calm water and thick sand. Its depth changes, it is really deep in The Chilean and not as much as you approach to Punta del Este port.
It is possible to rent nautical motos, elastic beds, etc. In the stops (paradas) 31, 24, 12, 7 y 5 there are places where you can buy food or rent sunshades.
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At travel forum (parada) 3 , from the fishing club up to travel forum 1 there is a wooden bridge over the beach where people go over enjoying the beautiful view of the bay, Gorriti island and the Peninsula. It is an ideal beach for those who enjoy fishing pejerrey fish at any moment of the day.

travel to punta del este Montoya Beach in Punta del Este

Montoya beach is a well-known beach of Punta del Este. It is known for its extension, thick sand and wavy too, due to this reason is visited by surfers.
During the whole year it is visited by surfers and on it surf championships take place as well as volley and football ones.


Jose Ignacio Beach


travel to punta del este This is my favorite beach after Bikini Beach, Located half a hour drive from Punta del Este,
A very nice beach, a lot of famous people have huge houses there like Diego Torres.
It is more quite than punta del este, and have a very nice sand as well.

In the old days, Jose Ignacio was a fishing village but it started growing as many tourist began visiting the place to spend the day at its fabulous beaches and eat at its seafood restaurants. With time it turned out into an ultra exclusive retreat where celebrities and wealthy people have their summer residences overlooking the sea.

In spite of its growth it still remains a small village with only 2 or 3 lodges and a bunch of nice restaurants.

Jose Ignacio is a peninsula with natural bays that host the Playa Mansa to the west (with a beautiful sunset) and the Brava with stronger surf to the east where most people prefer to spend the day.

In a corner of the Mansa beach you can find the local fishermen, their orange boats and flocks of seagulls crying to be fed. Fresh fish is readily available here.

Solanas Beach in Punta del Este
Solanas in my opinion is the best place to see the Sunset in Uruguay, No other place in Uruguay will provide you with an amazing sunset as Solanas.
Solanas is also the best place to have your own house, since here if you are wealthy enough you can get a house just on the beach, having incredible view !
Over 112 km. we have the first beach of Punta del Este, Solanas. During the 60's Solanas was really different from what it is now, its beaches were of soft and dry sand.
Due to constructions, nowadays it sand has become wet and hard, ideal for sports. It is preferred by families because it is not deep and is calm, too. In its bay there are yachts and launchs.
Solanas ends in the Rrinconada where a spectacular rocky area gets into the sea known as Punta Ballena. There is a spectacular view to Pan de Azucar hill and Punta Ballena, from where wonderful sunsets can be seen.
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I agree, this is the best beach in south america,
That is why all the rich people from Argentina and Brasil, come there to have fun in summer time.
Florianopolis in Brazil is the second most beautiful beach after Punta.  8)

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Hey Everyone,
What about night life in Punta?
Is it a good place to hang out ???  lol
If so, Does the clubs and bars are opened all day long?


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Hi Anna,
Punta del este Night Life is Great,
In the month of January you can hang out each and every single day of the week, they are opened each night, other than January they open only weekends.

The night life in punta del este starts pretty late, the clubs and bars are empty at 1 a.m, if you want them crowded you should go at 3 am (I know it is crazy), the party lasts till the sun comes out.

Here are some good clubs and bars you should go, although please note that it is hard to keep track of the hottest clubs each summer- as some open and close with ease.

Night Life In Punta Del Este, Clubs & Bars

1.Ocean Club This is my favorite club (My favorite dance bar is Mambo is below), located on the beach, has three big dancing floors, two are inside, and the other outside where you can breath fresh air, and see the waves.
The style of it is Pop, Rock, Salsa, Mixed music, sometimes they have live shows of Uruguayan musician outside which are really great.
The second dancing floor has trans and house music, and it is much smaller than the pop, rock dancing floor.

Located in Parada 12 De la Brava, on the beach.
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2. Crobar Incredible Club for Electronic Music Lovers, has 2 dancing rooms, and always crowded with a whole lot of people, one big dancing room for the electronic music, and one much smaller for Pop, Rock and some mixed music.

Address: Located in La Barra Area, Camino Urquiza 800, meters from the resturant "Medialuna Calientes"
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3. Mambo Club Very nice Dance Bar, it has a really big place to dance much bigger dancing floor than Moby Dick and Soho, this bar is my favorite dancing bar, since it has a big enough place to dance, and they play here latin music of all times.
Located in punta del este port.

4. Soho Nice Dance Bar located in the port of Punta del este, it is not so big, but gets really crowded, plays mixed music from all times.
Located in punta del este port.

5. Moby Dick Another nice Dance Bar, it is packed with people has 2 floor, and little place to dance as it gets packed, plays some mixed music from all times.
Located in punta del este port.

6. La Barra Area there is plenty of restaurants and pubs. After dinner  you have several places for dancing or chill out, you should just hang out in the la barra, and enter your favorite bars,
in this area there are smaller clubs and bars, than the ones mentioned above.

7. Blue Very big and nice club, for dancing 80?s and 90?s I personaly really like this kind of music, and hag out there pretty much. It is located in la barra.

8. Tequila Located in la barra, a nice club for dancing electronic music.

9. Iguana Very big club to dance latin, english pop & rock music, has one big dancing floor inside, and one big outside. The only problem with it is that the age range is too wide, you will find them people from 16 to 24, yes 16 age dancing near or sometimes with 24, can really bother some people. Located in la barra area.

10. Buddha Bar Opened by the owners of the original Paris Buddha Bar. A covered outdoor patio, pitched right in the sand. International DJs spin for late night beach parties, where the young and the beautiful party together. Located in Bikini Beach, La Barra, Ruta 10, 160 km, near montoya hotel.

11. BA Nice club on parada 5 of the Mansa, suitable for the ages of 16-18, since most of the people who go there are about this age, although there is no up limit on the age.
It has one big dancing floor inside, and another outside with amazing view to the sea.
Plays pop, rock and latin music, sometimes they have live shows.

One of the main facets of Punta is its private parties. Now that Punta is littered with million dollar homes, parties thrown during its high seasons are the stuff that dreams are made of. Fashion magazine and publicity firms spend thousands upon thousands to jet in the best djs, serve the best cocktails, and guarantee the hottest people in their homes. This means the doors are always tight and unless you are somebody in the scene in Buenos Aires (even people from Rio have problems) or are recognized as famous, you can have difficulty getting past the bouncers.

Have fun,

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Wow! very nice views i really like to visit Punta Del Este....

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Really beautiful Blog.

I love your pictures, Punta just looks amazing... Can't wait to go there

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During a trip to Buenow Aires, I took several side trips to Uruguay.  Punta Del Este was one of those and although it was off season (end of February) the weather was very pleasant and I enjoyed my stay immensly.  The South American call Uruguay the Switzerland of South America and they are right.  I am not sure if this is still the case but Conrad (Hilton) was offering a ver good package deal (flight and 3 days/2 nights hotel) from AEP airport for $250.

Please make sure to visit Punta Ballena.



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Agreed! very informative post..thanks

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Very attractive topic!beautiful, amzing photos, thanks for sharing!

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I will keep this beach in mind when I set foot on South America. Looks very picturesque!

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OH!lovely place and lovely girls!

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Thank you for taking us on this journey to a place I heard a lot about but never actually saw, and it does look like the hype and rather jetset place I imagined wink

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