Pocitos, Montevideo

4.5
#2 of 7 in Neighborhoods in Uruguay
Cool off with a dip at Pocitos, Montevideo's best-known beach neighborhood. With its soft sand and green foreshore, the area bustles with energy on hot days. You can join in a game of soccer or beach volleyball, watch one of the regular boat races, or simply go for a swim. The neighborhood's inland area contains many cafes and restaurants, perfect for a relaxing drink after a day in the sun. Take a look at our Montevideo itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Pocitos and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 16, 2017
    From the tip of Kibom, stopping place for taking photos on the poster Montevideo, to punta Trouville, nearly 3 km promenade, on the verge of clean sand that forms a wide Beach, which gets to the calm waters of the Bay of the Pocitos. So called, because in the past, was the place where were the washerwomen at flowing wells that had the place. To enjoy in summer season to refreshing baths or other seasons to tour it, walk or bike. Made of high apartment buildings that make a residential area of high value.
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  • August 16, 2017
    A very quiet and with good local, neighborhood has scenic areas for your interest and excellent connectivity to all areas of Montevideo.
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  • August 14, 2017
    For being a river beach (although don't look) and at this time of year be very cold; the place becomes uninviting. The site is very much frequented in the late afternoon by people who wish to view the sunset.
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Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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