Playa Hermosa, Piriapolis

4.2
#5 of 7 in Beaches in Maldonado Department
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. Playa Hermosa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Piriapolis Edition.
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  • Near Piriapolis this Bay is located with ample sand and beautiful waters the day we went was completely transparent, of course that is cold as it is in these latitudes, but we came to a beautiful bathroom. Recommended!
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  • The beach is relatively wide. We were the first days of December. In the "central" part that gives right in front of the Hotel-Casino there is no dry, rather moist and compacted sand, towards the ends, you will find Beach most beautiful, there are usually more people there. It is a super quiet place, ideal for matte and walking.
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  • By far the best stretch of beach in Piriápolis. Far from the crowds and perfect for a swim. A nice get away from Montevideo  more »

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Where to stay in Piriapolis

No one can say for sure what Francisco Pira would have made of the modern development in Piriapolis--but he wanted a beach resort, and he's sure got one. Hotels old and new cling to the beach, offering a variety of facilities including private swimming pools, outdoor dining areas, casinos, and spas. For something a bit quieter, explore the resort-style accommodations in the less built-up areas of the beach. Alternatively, head a bit back from the coast for simpler, modest options.
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