Punta del Este Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Punta del Este - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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José Ignacio

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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

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

Playa Brava

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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

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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:...

Playa El Chiringo

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This beach, just east of Punta Ballena, can be a bit rough, with gritty sand and deep water. Chiringo catches full sun at midmorning,...

Playa El Emir

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This beach is named for an eccentric Middle Eastern emir who vacationed here and built a house near this stretch of sand. High waves...

Playa Manantiales

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Locals have dubbed this trendy stretch of sand Bikini Beach. The swimwear skews a tad more daring here, where people come to see and...

Playa Mansa

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The waters are calm at Punta's longest beach and one of its most popular. Good sand, shallow water, many food stands, and proximity to...

Playa Montoya

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Just east of La Barra beach (but still belonging to La Barra) is this stretch of sand, where a young, attractive crowd mostly stays dry...


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