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Playa Hermosa, Piriapolis

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Beach Nature / Park
A chance to swim and take full advantage of the sun and sand attracts visitors to scenic Playa Hermosa. Situated between two mountains, this beach provides a long stretch of grey sand and bright blue sea. The surf is calm, making for ideal swimming and scuba diving conditions. Rarely crowded, this spot is a quieter alternative to its busy neighboring counterparts. Kayaks, windsurfing gear, and jet skis are all available for rent nearby. Pack a picnic, sunscreen, and a beach towel. Plan to see Playa Hermosa and other attractions that appeal to you using our Piriapolis family vacation planner.
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  • A 5' drive from Piriapolis, 30' from Punta del Este, 1h from Montevideo, this is a white sandy beach on the Rio de la Plata, surrounded by dunes and neighboring rocky beaches at both ends. Albeit 'Rio...  more »
  • Long and nice beach, which always have space for more people. A good tip is to stay until sunset which is really beautiful from here. By walking west there is less people, but more stones.  more »
  • We were on a cruise that docked in Montevideo. We hired a cab to drive us 1.5 hours to this beach. My daughter loved it. We did see small children fishing jellyfish from the surf.  more »