The South Coast: Places to Explore


  • Colonia del Sacramento

    It's hard not to fall in love with Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of South America's most beautiful cities. Founded in 1680, the city was subject to a long series of wars... Read more

  • Piriápolis

    In 1890 Francisco Piria, an Argentine born of Italian parents, purchased the land between the town of Pan de Azúcar and the Río de la Plata. It became his private residence, but Piria saw the tourism potential... Read more

  • Punta del Este

    Part Hamptons, part Cote d'Azur, part South Beach (with a dash of Vegas tossed in for good measure), Punta del Este is a flashy destination. "Punta"—five minutes here and you'll shorten the name just as... Read more