Places to visit in Punta del Este

Top Things to Do in Punta del Este, Uruguay

Places to Visit in Punta del Este


Top Attractions in Punta del Este

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What travellers are saying

  • Aleroviajera
    Maldonado, Uruguay7 contributions
    The sea lions one more tourist.
    The Punta del Este port has simple access. Good lighting. Small and medium size boats. Amplitude of schedules in high season.
    Excellent views of the island.
    Wonderful options for sunrise and /or sunset photos.
    Well organized and clean.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • WoodyAsh
    Guildford68 contributions
    Free. Sublime. Great statues. Great walk. Did I mention Free? Just wonderful. And you get to meet the Great man himself. A charmer.
    Written 7 March 2022
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  • Marcos S
    Rivera, Uruguay4 contributions
    It is the best place in Uruguay without a doubt a top area of ​​South America perfect for all types of people and do all types of activities
    Written 18 June 2021
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  • mks1122
    Atlanta, GA28 contributions
    The museum, nestled in a quiet neighborhood, contains mostly modern sculptures, paintings, and lithographs by Latin artists. In addition to permanent exhibits, several temporary exhibits, including one by Alexander Calder, were on display. The lighting and space were pleasing. Admission is free and the museum is small enough to visit in an hour or two.
    Written 12 April 2022
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  • Filo
    51 contributions
    As it happened, I was given an surprisingly detailed tour by a friend who knew the arboretum very well.
    There are an amazingly broad range of trees that are non-native, but have flourished there.
    Written 21 October 2020
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  • Red-Super-Hero
    Tampa, FL277 contributions
    Plenty of different machines to play on. there is a bar with food. They bring your drinks to the machine. Nice staff.
    Written 2 March 2019
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  • Filo
    51 contributions
    Tourists from all over the world seem to love to get their picture taken at this curiously famous sculpture on the ocean-side of the PdE peninsula.
    Written 21 October 2020
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  • Lindsay W
    Pasadena, CA2 contributions
    A short but scenic journey from town, totally worth the drive! As you approach the bodega high on the hill, you pass through acres of beautiful vines. The architecture of the building blends into the mountain side and does not disrupt your view of this gorgeous part of the world. Once you arrive, you realize that everything is super modern and built to take advantage of every angle! The service is top-notch, the wines are spectacular and the food leaves me speechless. I could’ve stayed and eaten all day long, but alas…eventually we had to leave.

    You MUST eat the baked cheese, the house made breads are other worldly, the roasted vegetables atop a smashed pea spread, local grown green and the dulce de leche dessert are just a FEW of the amazing dishes!

    And then there are the wines! Oh, the wines! We bought 2 cases to take home. The tannant, the cerro negro and sparkling white are my 3 favs…but they have rose, chardonnay and others. They now even have a kosher line of wines! Perfect for the holidays!

    Worth a trek to the other side of the world for this Garden of Eden! 10 stars if I could!
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • GoGo2SlowGo
    Denton, TX1,535 contributions
    It's the 3rd tallest in the world. Built in 1858, it is 194-feet high, and home to over 200,000 sea lions. It is the second largest colony of sea lions in the world. We could barely make out the sea lions from the playa, but we could hear them! The lighthouse is very visible. We didn’t have a chance to go out to the lighthouse on a tour boat, but our guide said there are tours that will take you there.
    Written 22 February 2020
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  • Christina M
    Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway48 contributions
    This is a revolving restaurant really central in Punta Del Este and definitely worth visiting. The entrance fee is $8 USD and the food at the restaurant is rather expensive. Most everything on the menu is $10+ USD, but the experience and the view is well worth it.
    Written 13 March 2017
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  • Filo
    51 contributions
    a good inland location for the family to go and enjoy a day together.
    plan to take a picnic and some sunscreen.
    Written 21 October 2020
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  • Duquesadiner
    Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
    If you visit Uruguay and spend time in Montevideo then take a trip to Punta del Este it will certainly make you see the difference between the two places. The latter makes you think of some of the best resorts on the Gulf of Mexico, even some of the better European resorts. The beach here is lovely, the water warmer than you might expect and it is very, very clean - a real contrast with the capital. Well worth a visit.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Soňa G
    9 contributions
    Rambla in the city is the ideal place for moving, walking with friends, dating for couples, going out for a walk with your pups. The best is to go early morning when it's not so hot and crowded, but it has different atmosphere every time of the day. In the end you'll end up watching waves crashing on the rocks.
    Written 12 April 2020
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,124 contributions
    This is a nice church in the centre of town, right next to the lighthouse. We drove by on our way out to tour an olive farm and then I sopped by again while walking around town. This was a nice church but not elaborate or fancy like many.
    Written 26 April 2020
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  • GymLegend
    Sheffield, UK2 contributions
    It is really fun gere and you do have to where life jackets. If you go be prepared to slip and get quite a few bad grazes and bruises.
    Written 30 August 2018
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