Arboretum Lussich, Punta del Este

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Stroll through 192 hectares (470 acres) of parkland at Arboretum Lussich, a scenic area offering numerous walking routes and information about local plant life. Donated to the state in 1979, the arboretum features an array of native and exotic plant life, with roughly 400 foreign species, and 70 from Uruguay, in a collection that includes cypresses, pines, junipers, and eucalyptuses. Find an array of charming manmade features dotted around the forest reserve, such as a small observatory offering places to sit and views of the wooded landscape. Plan to visit Arboretum Lussich and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Punta del Este attractions using our Punta del Este travel itinerary maker.
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  • Huge park. Wild but with good care. Rich botanical and landscape. It is recommended to visit the viewpoints. There is a museum about botany, tiles and period objects. Lussich tomb is located on land on the other side of the street and little signposted. Great place to explore by bicycle. It is worth visiting with time throughout the Park.
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  • To navigate it with a guide who will explain the species of trees and tells the story of the formation and plantations. Hike through trees. Very nice
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  • The arboretum is the dream of a visionary who dealt with bring seeds of species not auoctonas, plant them and care for them until the best patio in the world, hike, bicycle, accompanied by four-legged, incredible views from the more height of the place, for lovers of the nature required ride. You can take as a tour or travel sports
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  • Green, quiet and peaceful. Nice paths to enjoy on a walk
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  • Historical place. Mystic. Lush vegetation with trails. Beautiful landscapes. Bring comfortable clothes and water. It's big.
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  • Spectacular, a beautiful place to enjoy nature. Clean bathrooms and wastebaskets. 100% recommended to go with children if you like walking, watch birds and varied plant species
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  • good place for hiking its trails. ideal wear comfortable shoes for walking and drinking water. The viewpoints are excellent. A nice place that is worth a visit
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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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