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Feb 11th, 2004, 03:16 PM
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Great, it would be advisable that some local rides with you in the car.
Punta is spread out. It would be very nice if you could at least have a dip in one of the several beaches , then you could feel the real ambiace of Punta del Este.
I was there during January on my way to the beach, and these two buses came across full of people from a cruise ship that has docked in Punta del Este, in the habour that is. I felt sorry for these people all locked up in a big bus, looking through the window while every body was enjoying PUnta del Este that gorgeous Summer day.
I wondered why to they torture tourist like this?? Instead why don't they take them to one of the many little bars by the beach, to have a beer with mussels and allow them to go for a dip in the blue ocean...?
Your friend can surely send someone along, or may be the choffer knows, but the nice thing is to go with someone that knows. On your way down or coming back ask the choffer to take you up a tiny little hill before Punta del Este to Las Cumbres, a place with a fantastic view. There is a pool there, and they serve tea, lunch. ( it is a hotel) and a restaurant, that is a cool place to stop. ( The area is called Portezuelo)
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 10:55 AM
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I am planning a trip to Punte del Este but I am arriving In Montevideo. Is there a bus from the airport (MVD) that takes me to Punte and does it run after 8pm.
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Feb 13th, 2005, 05:16 PM
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stay at the auberge, and look you are young you will have a lot of fun on nites, theres is excellent waffles on the hotel, famous in this area
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Mar 17th, 2005, 06:49 PM
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hi,
I am thinking about taking the ferry from BsAs to Colonia, continuing on to MVD, and then renting a car or taking a bus around the coast. I can find almost nothing anywhere about Ur....is this something worth doing?

thanks, Ellen
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Dec 20th, 2005, 01:41 PM
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I am arriving in your city on Jan. 26 via the Prinsendam....can we walk to the center of the city from the ship, or need to take a taxi...we are trying to tour the city without a guide...do you think this is wise? Can you put me in touch with an english-speaking guide? Thanks for your interest. bob w.
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Dec 20th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Hi robert, Most of the inf. in this posting is good.
lfscm has been very good, and also I know Uruguay well. I live in the US but was born there so I should know... You mean your are getting to Montevideo on Jan 26, 2006? I do not think it will be totally wise to walk from the port on and visit the city totally on your own.It would be much better if some local guide would help you. If you like I could recommend someone. It is not going to be too expensive and they would speak English and take you everywhere.Please let me know.( I am sending you a direct email too)
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Feb 4th, 2006, 11:30 AM
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Is it too late to go to Punta Del Este March 21? Are 2-3 days enough? We have 8 days which include a few in BA and we are trying to decide on either Punta Del Este, Patagonia (Bariloche), Mendoza, ??? I would like to relax a bit after BA. Is it too cold, season over, not interesting at that time? What is the best way to get from BA to Punta del Este?
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Apr 11th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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Lfscm,

My wife and I will be in Buenos Aires in October 2006, and we would like to spend a day in Montevideo. I understand we could take a fast ferry, (Buquebus) across, and return late evening. We would only have one day to visit MV. We would appreciate any info on the city. Best regards, Anthony
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Apr 11th, 2006, 06:44 PM
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Hi Wis gone,if you wish to go for the day to Montevideo from BUenos Aires you would be wiser to take a plane, there are many flights per day, and only takes half an hour. The ferry takes to long...hope you have fun.
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Apr 16th, 2006, 05:57 PM
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Graziella,

Thanks. Would we do better to book Aerolinas Argentinas from here, or wait to get to BA to book? It does not seem much more to fly than to float. Are there sites to explore MV? Regards, Anthony
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Jun 12th, 2006, 07:55 AM
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We would like to spend Jan 7-31 in Uruguay and wonder if we should stay in Montevideo with side trips to beach or how can we rent at Punta or nearby for a week? Very little rental on web. What is city newspaper; maybe I can rent through ad there? Jan. is so popular I want to complete a reservation now. Thanks for your help! Paula
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Jun 12th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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i WOULD definetly rent for that period which is high season.
You can find information on rentals in the argentine Newspaper La Nacion, because many Argentineans rent in Punta del Este. There are many local realtors , in google under Punta del Este or Uruguay I am sure you will find a list of realtors.
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Jun 17th, 2006, 05:07 AM
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Hi Alejandro: We need a one bedroom apartment for three weeks in January, or perhaps a week in Montevideo and a two weeks at the coast. How should we proceed and what might it cost? Thanks, Paula
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Jan 4th, 2007, 06:31 AM
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We'll be in Montevideo next week and would like recommendations for dinner/lunch/cafe life. We will drive somewhere from PDE...where should we go and what is not to be missed? We have four days. Thanks!
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Jan 7th, 2007, 01:22 AM
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Southernpaula, I do not know if there is still time to give you inf regarding Montevideo if yo wish e mail me and I shall try at [email protected]
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Jan 7th, 2007, 01:23 AM
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gosh I mean at bellsouth.net
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Feb 1st, 2007, 07:07 PM
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I will be in BA first week of May and thinking about taking a couple days trip to Uruguay. I would like to see Montevideo. Would be too cold to do beaches? What airline service BA-Montevideo? Any information on prices of tickets, hotels, car rentals? Thank you.
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Feb 15th, 2007, 12:02 PM
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We just returned from 9 days in Uruguay and cannot say enough good things. Stay at Best Western Pedro Figari about 15 minutes from airport and right on the beach and then head north. The country is lovely, the roads are good, people and service friendly and the beef is better than in Argentina! We loved renting a car and driving north along the beaches stopping at the well-known Punta del Este (busy, broad beaches and yacht harbor, beautiful people and places, reminds you of Fl.), Punta Ballena (fabulous views and Casapuebla), La Barra (antiques, cafes, discos), Jose Ignacio (good strolling and beach-go to Lucy's for lunch)), La Paloma (simple, lively, authentic, nice-find El Hinden for great casual atmosphere and pizza) Yes, car rental is expensive and this is not a "cheap" country, but it is still half the price of the US and is delightful.
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Feb 15th, 2007, 01:31 PM
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Hi, southernpaula, I am pleased that you had a good time. Did we Fodorites help or was it very different?
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Mar 14th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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Hi, i wanna go to Cabo Polonio in the Easter Holiday. Any nice tips? Is it already cold at this time? Where is a nice and cosy place to stay? I am travelling alone and in a budget! If you have a good data, please email me at [email protected]! Thanks, Thaís
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