Things To Do In Punta Del Este
One of the best beach resort town is Punta Del Este, Uruguay. This country Uruguay is on the Southern East of South America. This place Punta Del Este of Uruguay is one the top and most important places which are attracting thousands of tourists every year. There are many things that you can enjoy on your trip to Punta Del Este like you can enjoy the beach, casinos, yachts and many more things. You can enjoy a cool vacation on the beach with hot sun. This place is a bit expensive when compared to the other places in Uruguay. It can be more than 50 percent costly or sometimes even more costly than that. But there are many amazing places to see in this place and you will definitely have a lot of fun.
This place is very small by itself, but the number of people visiting this place every year is really high. You should plan it well when you are visiting Punta Del Este. There are many restaurants and resorts in this place Punta Del Este which will make your trip more exciting and interesting.
When To Go:
There is no other place in Uruguay that can attract you more than Punta Del Este. Punta Del Este is definitely the best. The climate of this place in summer is between 25 degrees Celsius to 32 degrees Celsius and in the winter it is below 0 degrees as well. The weather of this place is good at any point of the year, but you will find many tourists in summer and in the winter you hardly find people in this place. It looks extremely crowded in summer and if you are planning to go to this place in summer, then you should make proper arrangements in advance.
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If you are planning in the winter then you may not face too many problems related to accomodation and transportation, but if it is in winter then you need to be well prepared. As the place is a little expensive, it is always good to do some research online and check the best resorts and restaurants in this place and book them before you reach there. This is going to save you a lot of money and time as well.
Now it is time to have a look at the most exciting things to do in Punta Del Este:
When you reach this place for the first time, then the first thought that comes into your mind is this is something which you have never seen in your life before. This is a nine floor hotel which is very beautiful. Casapueblo is just 15kms west to the city of Punta Del Este. This hotel was built by Carlos Paez Vilaro. He built this building as workshop for him to work and as a summer house. But now this is a hotel which also includes a cafeteria, a museum and an art gallery.
The art gallery or the museum in this Casapueble, Punta Del Este hotel is very small when you visit there. You may not find too many things to see, but it is definitely having a great collection of the best artworks of Carlos Paez Vilaro. You can grab a cup of coffee from the cafeteria and enjoy the work along with the cup of coffee. You should take some time and then visit this place. Do not visit this place in a hurry. It would be better if you can plan your visit in the afternoon, you will get enough time to check the entire building. You will also get time to enjoy the breathtaking sunset from this building.
Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry
If you are visiting this place Punta Del Este in the summer, then you will get bored due to so much of a crowd on the beach and restaurants as well. If you want to escape from this crowd and enjoy a peaceful day with family and friends, then you should visit Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry. This is an awesome place which you should not miss. You will enjoy the interesting and beautiful installations and sculptures of this place. This is a very large space where you can walk around and enjoy a lot.
There are many people who are not even aware of this place and when you reach this place finally, you will be surprised by the view you get at this place. This Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry is basically a non profit organization which was started in the year 2007. This place was constructed for encouraging the spirit of arts, music, literature and dance. They are many creative arts that are part of this interesting place. This place is said to be the perfect place for nature and art. You will see the right meaning of this place at the “Music Between art and Nature” festival. This festival is held at this place in the summer. And in the winter, all little kids of this place and people from other parts of the world are trained in music and the arts. Right place for all those who admire music and nature.
Puerto De Punta Del Este
Lovely port areas to visit when you are in Punta Del Este. Many visitors to this Puerto De Punta Del Este say that this is one of the most beautiful places in Punta Del Este. The ocean view from this place is definitely going to be great. If you are planning in the summer, then you are going to enjoy all the boats sailing on the beautiful sea. You get a chance to enjoy two kinds of boats here. One of them is small boats which are basically for fishing, but if you are interested in sailing on the small boats then you can request them and go for it. The other kind of boats are huge yachts to enjoy.
The best time to visit this place Puerto De Punta Del Este is during the evenings, that is during the sunset. You will enjoy an excellent scenic view of the sky filled with a lot of colors like yellow, orange, blue, white and purple. Do not forget to carry your camera along with you as you get a chance to click the best pictures of the trip. You have many bars, restaurants and places to shop at this place. Enjoy the mouthwatering food at these restaurants. You just need to play $20 for a trip on this sea which is very cheap when compared to the other cruise in the sea which would cost you $85.
Arboretum Lussich is an excellent place. Do you like to visit a place which is like an oasis of peace? Then you will like this place Arboretum Lussich. This is a place which is just 30 minutes walk from the center of the town Punta Del Este. This was once upon a time a privately owned estate, but now it is now protected estate with full of huge trees. You will be able to see a wide range of trees in this place. You will enjoy a magnificent view of the town from the peak point of the hill. The entry to this place is completely free. This is a great spot for picnic.
If it is too sunny, then it would not be a great option to enjoy on the beach, but this is a place where you can spend if it is too sunny. You will get to see a wide collection of trees from all parts of the world. They were planted in this place and nobody would have believed at the time when they were planted that they would survive. But you see huge trees and all these trees are over hundred years old.
Another most interesting beaches in the Uruguay Atlantic coast are Playa Mansa. This beach is also known as the Mansa beach. You will find many people living nearby or you can call it a beach which is having a huge number of residential population. But at the same time you will also be able to see many tourists at any time of the year. Start from Chilean Beach to Port of this place Punta Del Este is the Playa Mansa beach. The water of this beach is very clean and also very quiet. You will not find too many waves in the sea, but the sea gets swallowed as you approach towards the port area of Punta Del Este.
You will find a small wooden bridge and by crossing this you will reach the Gorriti Island. Apart from this bridge you also have an interesting fishing club here.
You have many shops on the shore of the beach where you will be able buy things related to water sports, sun beds, sun shades, sun chairs and many good restaurants as well. When you are visiting any beach you should be very careful if you are going along with your kids. It can be risky if your kids are not given proper attention.
Isla De Lobos
This place Isla De Lobos is just 5 miles away from the center of Punta Del Este. This is an island and is very tiny. It is an interesting place where you will be able to see fur seals of South America and also sea lions. On this Isla De Lobos island, there are more than 250,000 South America’s fur seals. They are different species.. Along with these seals you can also enjoy the sea lions, you will find almost 15000 sea lions at this place. This place is an official nature reserve for sea lions and that is the sea lion colony in the southern hemisphere. Do not miss the chance to see these sea lions and fur seals on your visit to Punta De Este. Your kids will enjoy this place and you also can click a lot of pictures here.
There is another specialty of this place and that is you will get to see a tall lighthouse on this beach. This light is the tallest lighthouse in South America and it is also said that this is the third tallest lighthouse in the entire world. This lighthouse was built in the year 1858 and its height is 194 feet. The light of this lighthouse shines for every 5 seconds. There are also some interesting things that you can do on this island and they are Scuba diving and snorkeling. As the water here on this island is very calm and clear an hence it is the right place for diving.
Museo Del Mar
A very good collection of flora and fauna can be found at Museo Del Mar. This is an interesting place for people of all age groups. There is a lot to see here and you will have a lot of fun you visit this place along with your family or friends. The most interesting part of this place is the collection snails and shells. Basically, this a museum and which is started in the year 2007. You will get a chance to know about the history and also about the artifacts present at that place.
Another interesting thing at this place is the whole shark skeleton. You also have bugs display near this place. Do not forget to visit this place as you will like this place as well. You don’t have to pay any extra entrance fee for this place, its entrance fee is also included in this Museo Del Mar entrance fee itself.
When you are visiting the lighthouse and the museum, then do not miss to visit this church Iglesia Candelaria. If you visit this place on Sundays then you will love the prayers that are offered to the God. The reason why people prefer going to this place and they do not miss it on their trip is it is very easy to go to this place and there are many tourist attractions that are easy to access from this place.
When you look at Iglesia Candelaria, this place may seem to be very small but when you enter inside you realize that this is a quite bigger church than it looks like. This is a church on the beautiful and the excellent peninsulas hillside. The interiors of this church are quite interesting and it is definitely a place of God that you will love. The front part or the entrance of the church is really beautiful and which place of God is not beautiful and attractive.
Los Dedos Playa Brava
This is one of the must see attractions in Punta Del Este. Los Dedos Playa Brave has been just a walkable distance from the port area of the Punta Del Este. The beach is quite interesting, but it is very crowded and it can be a bit irritating if you are with your kids.
You will also have a nice huge sculpture on the shore of the beach and it is quite fun and entertaining to see this. You can click many interesting pictures of your trip to Punta Del Este here near the Sculpture. This is also a place near to the port and lighthouse. So you should not miss it.
Splash Aqua Park
This is a place for your kids to have fun. The ocean here is very calm and quite and you will have a good time at Splash Aqua Park. If you are looking for a right place to have fun along with your entire family, then you should not miss this place. Kids will enjoy the place an even the adults start feeling that they are kids for some time along with their kids. The staff at this place are quite friendly and you will have fun worth very penny that you are paying them.
This is something for the casino lovers. All casino lovers who cannot spend too much of money at the casinos in Paris and London then you should visit this place Nogaro Cassino. There are many games for you to play. It is just a part of nightlife that you can enjoy along with the bars and dance floors. If you are not interesting in trying the bars or nightclubs as you have them in your place as well, try this Nogaro Cassino. This is not a very costly place, but as discussed casinos are normally a bit expensive and so is this place Punta Del Este. You will have a lot of fun after a very tiring day with sightseeing and all other stuff.
There are many other attractions in this place and you will all the attractions of Punta Del Este as this is a very small place with so many interesting things to do. There are many tourist attractions very close to each other and near to the port and lighthouse area. If you can plan one full day, then you can visit all the tourist attractions of this place and you will not regret missing any place or the trip to Punta Del Este. Do not miss the light as it is one of the tallest lighthouses in the world. Have a planned and safe trip to Punta Del Este. This is a very beautiful place in the south east of South America. You take back many memories with you on your way back to your home place.
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