Fodor's Expert Review Playa Montoya
Punta del Este Beach
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 but always seems to have volleyball or soccer games going. Montoya also is the site of a number of surf competitions. Amenities: lifeguards; showers; toilets. Best for: partiers; sunset; surfing; swimming; walking.