Museo del Mar, Punta del Este

4.2
#3 of 64 in Museums in Uruguay
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Learn about marine life and culture in an engaging, dynamic way at Museo del Mar. The museum packs exhibits in, providing plenty of things to do and see. Interactive diplays will teach you about things like seashells and marine mammals, plus broader topics like the history of piracy and of beach resorts. Children will love seeing the many animals, bones, and authentic photos that accompany the history sections. Plan to see Museo del Mar and other attractions that appeal to you using our Punta del Este tour planner.
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  • The Museum and weak if compared the quality of everything in Punta del Este. The exhibits are poorly maintained and is not modernized. Worth a visit on a rainy day.
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  • Nice location for those who like Museum. Is an attraction q need to pay entrance to view. Has exposed things mtas there but what Really bothered me was the strong smell of mold inside. Is a q of attraction to do in half an hour. Free parking on site. We left on the street in front of the msm Museum, this place is a little removed from the Center.
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  • Impressive collection of a lot of things and sea life. Didn't expect to fins such a place un Punta del este. Don´t miss to see the insects just in front of the museum. The entrance to the insects is f...  more »
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  • Very deep experience. Great collection, wich could actually make 4 different museums on subjects of Sea, South Latam Coast History, Insects, Uruguay people History. Nice memorabilia too. Frendly staff, cozy and rustic place.
  • Kids loved it. Rustic and full of items... insectary it's a must
  • Nice place for the kids
  • Full of character
  • Amazing Museum

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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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