Places to visit in Maldonado

Top Things to Do in Maldonado, Uruguay

Places to Visit in Maldonado

Top Attractions in Maldonado

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  • Florencia G
    Buenos Aires, Argentina7 contributions
    We went to the museum and later had a cheese and cold meats board at the bar while enjoying sunset.
    Unique expierience!
    Written 14 January 2021
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  • JaKriRe
    1 contribution
    A museum full of things related to the sea and beach life. Lovely and very interesting! You need cash to buy entrance tickets.
    Written 10 October 2022
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  • SMG59
    Taunton, UK122 contributions
    This is a must stop off point for the scenery and fantastic sunsets. Would recommend taking chairs, sitting back and enjoying the view.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • KarenM1_10
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan924 contributions
    We toured this museum on our own instead of doing a shore excursion with our cruise ship. You can easily get an Uber to the museum but trying to get transport back took some time. Several people hired a taxi to take them to the museum and wait for them, which would have been a very good idea. The museum was worth seeing. Very interesting architecture. You can see the entire museum in less than an hour. They offer a short movie that is worth watching about the artist. They have a nice café with beautiful views. They also sell souvenirs, and a hotel is located on the property. This is worth seeing since there is not much else offered in the area.
    Written 26 May 2023
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  • AlpinerHut
    Chantilly, VA1,226 contributions
    Is Puente Leonel Viera a bridge or is it a roller coaster?

    You can cross the Maldonado River between Punta del Este and La Barra on it, so that makes it a bridge, right? Many who cross, though, do so at high speed to produce the stomach-dropping feeling you get when you catch "big air" at the humps, so that makes it a roller coaster, right?

    The bridge was built in 1965 by Viera, who had no experience in engineering or architecture. He was the first to design a bridge like this, a "stressed ribbon bridge," essentially a suspension bridge but with the suspension cables INSIDE the bridge itself.

    Viera created what is now the Punta del Este-to-La Barra span. A second span, now carrying traffic from La Barra to Punta del Este, was added in 1998.

    TIPS:

    * This is a little dangerous to drive on since motorists speed across to create the roller coaster effect. Be careful.

    * The newer bridge, carrying traffic from La Barra to Punta del Este, is said to be the better "roller coaster." It's the one our tour bus driver did his speeding on!
    Written 10 April 2020
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  • Guillermo M
    Montevideo, Uruguay4 contributions
    The ticket on Jan 2020 is Uruguayan Pesos 350 (about 9.5 USD). We brought food, beverages for a picnic on the beach under the shade of a tree. The views from the island are very nice. There are lots of trees and some trails between them which are nice too. We went to two beaches and finally chose the one protected from the wind.
    There is a British cemetery and a few very old cannon batteries built by the Spanish to defend the bay.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • J. Man Herbal
    Montevideo, Uruguay16 contributions
    If you like when the Ocean don`t hit the shore giving the view a calm atmosphere, these is the place. With a great view of the Ballena Peninsula, super recomended for the family with little children to enjoy the water with safety.
    Written 1 December 2019
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  • Filo
    51 contributions
    This popular, clothes-optional, sandy beach has a life-guard station, as well as easy access and easy parking.
    Written 27 June 2020
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  • BlueBsAs
    Miami, FL6,774 contributions
    What a great spot! We love it. We went with our pet around sunset time. The bar has good music, uncrowded, WiFi and very good service. We ordered fried calamari, beers, destornillador (vodka+orange juice) . Inexpensive . The sunset view is amazing! Free parking. We will go back.
    Written 30 March 2018
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  • garydenman6
    Surrey, Canada6 contributions
    Do not miss out on the food superb. Stay if you can get reservation (must book 6 months in advance) but eat here if you can't.
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • Filo
    51 contributions
    This landmark bridge was originally just two lanes, but a second span was added to improve traffic flow. Kids love it !
    Written 27 June 2020
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  • icachi
    Montevideo, Uruguay983 contributions
    beautifull places to view, great experience, peacefully and resting to enjoy every breath
    Written 20 February 2012
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  • Sharon M
    Abingdon, MD4,304 contributions
    On a South American cruise, this was offered as an excursion. Quite honestly, this was the best thing we did during the 10 days in South America. The people who work here are extremely knowledgeable and quite dedicated. This reserve is all about preserving the environment and educating the public. You must schedule your visit ahead of time. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your own water bottle, hat and insect repellant (although we weren't bothered in the least with insects). There is a fair amount of walking through the woods, wetlands and grasslands but it is at a good and comfortable pace. We saw lots of different kinds of birds not to mention countless capybaras, the world's largest rodents, and rheas. Our guide told us just about everything you would ever want to know about the animals and the plant life...all very interesting. After our walk, we were treated to delicious empanadas and cool drinks. I wish I could give this more than just five stars!!
    Written 16 April 2017
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  • soy038
    Montreal, Canada15 contributions
    Nice, clean, and beautiful, nothing else to say. We were there end of February, the beach was not too busy compared to others in the area.
    Written 9 March 2018
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