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Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

2.7
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Maldonado Department
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
A major regional landmark, Faro de Punta del Este offers extensive views of the surrounding landscape from a viewing platform at the top. Built in 1860, the cylindrical tower is made from materials shipped from Europe--the volcanic sand came from Rome, while the illumination system was brought from France. Climb the lighthouse's 150 steps for impressive vistas along the coastline. Put Faro de Punta del Este into our Punta del Este vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Punta del Este.
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  • Reportedly is not allowed access to your interior, it's still beautiful and well taken care of, next to a park with Palm trees that form the backdrop for a beautiful photo with the lighthouse in the background.
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  • It's not a monument to enter, explore, meet the history. None of this is available. Still, it is interesting to go through him. The beacon has charm and is in a square where it's worth making a ride! The houses around the Church are picturesque.
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  • The Lighthouse is beautiful and well maintained. There are many Palm trees in a green area near the lighthouse, which yields good pictures.
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Where to stay in Punta del Este

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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