Punta del Este Sights

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Arboretum Lussich

  • Park/Playground

Naturally perfumed with the scent of eucalyptus, this huge arboretum is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. Its...

Avenida Gorlero

  • Commercial District

Punta del Este is circled by the Rambla Artigas, the main coastal road that leads past residential neighborhoods and pristine stretches...


  • Hotel–Sight

A hotel and museum at the tip of a rocky point with tremendous views of the Río de la Plata is the main draw in Punta Ballena, east...

Isla Gorriti

  • Island

Once the site of a prison, Isla Gorriti now attracts a different type of exclusive crowd. High-end residents with their own boats often...

Isla de Lobos

  • Island

This island is a government-protected natural reserve and national park home to one of the world's largest colonies of sea lions. You...

José Ignacio

  • Beach–Sight

This hamlet with a vibrant art community and some of the most jaw-dropping properties for miles is the choice beach for Punta's most...

La Barra

  • Beach–Sight

The La Barra hamlet is both artistic and trendy, with a number of popular boutiques, restaurants, and nightlife spots. A mostly locally...

Playa Brava

  • Beach–Sight

The golden sand and numerous food stands here draw a young crowd that mostly stays on the beach rather than braving the rough water (...

Playa Chihuahua

  • Beach–Sight

Uruguay's only sanctioned nude beach—look for the playa naturista ("naturalist beach") sign—sits out near the airport west of Punta...

Playa El Chileno

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The wind gusts dramatically at Playa El Chileno, making this beach a favorite among windsurfers. Amenities: toilets; showers. Best for:...


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