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Playa Mansa, Punta del Este
(4.3/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Idyllic white sand and calm waters make Playa Mansa a perfect choice for a relaxing beach day. Relatively small crowds add to this beach's appeal, leaving you to enjoy the warm water with a long swim, or soak up the view with a walk along the boardwalk. If you're looking for more adventure, rent water sports equipment for kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing, and canoeing. A number of restaurants and cafes serving local specialties allow you refuel without getting too far away from the water. The only downside to this spot is the jellyfish, which can pose a problem during certain times. Playa Mansa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Punta del Este Edition.
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  • Great choice of ride, River, hiking and relaxation. The sunset is beautiful. Calm waters and pleasant temperature.
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  • The beach is beautiful to see the sunset, unfortunately the water is very cold, clean water and crystalline, loose sand and clean.
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  • Beach practically no waves, ideal to enjoy the afternoon. In the summer there are nautical activities, in other times of the year it is more peaceful. The water is pretty cold. Perfect place to watch the sunset in the city.
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