Faro de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

2.7
#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Maldonado Department
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. Arrange to visit Faro de Punta del Este and other attractions in Punta del Este using our Punta del Este trip planning website .
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  • While contemplating the lighthouse, the thought that comes to me is a lot of peace and light. I feel comfort. The place reassures me and invigorates.
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  • is a very beautiful and windy. Only 4:00 pm 4 people, but it's worth to go and take a photo of you from above
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  • The East Point Lighthouse is a must-see, but is not that much attention. They say it was the first lighthouse of Punta del Este though now it is well away from the coast. It's nice to know in a short tour.
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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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