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Punta del Este

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Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond. As one of South America's most glamorous holiday resorts, the town ranks among the most expensive centers in Uruguay, appealing to tourists with deep pockets--many of whom arrive on their own yachts. For those with less extravagant means, sightseeing in Punta del Este involves surfing, club hopping, and catching a perfect sunset at the city's harbor. Uruguay's superstars frequently vacation here, keeping the celebrity-watchers busy and confirming the town's reputation as the "Monaco of South America." Punta del Este is in Maldonado Department. Add Punta del Este and other destinations in Uruguay to your travel itinerary using our Uruguay trip itinerary site .
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A major vacation destination, Punta del Este boasts a wide range of accommodation options, though most establishments remain relatively expensive even during the off-season. Summer marks the peak of tourism (December to March), and during that time even mid-range hotels charge top rates. Visitors with deeper pockets can choose from a number of three- and four-star hotels within walking distance of good beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider one of the hostels scattered throughout Punta del Este's residential neighborhoods.
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