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Playa Mansa, Punta del Este

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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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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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  • Es mucho más linda a partir de la parada 27 en adelante, mientras más lejos de la punta más linda. Si tienes niños pequeños sí es recomendable porque como indica el nombre es calma y poco profunda. / ...  more »
  • Enjoy the soft sand and gentle breeze in this renowned South American beach. From early sunrise to delightful sundowns, this breathtaking spot will recharge your energy  more »
  • Very relaxing, although if you can drive, I recommend visiting Jose Ignacio and Rocha for more peaceful, natural beaches. Piriapolis is nice too if you rather visit a busy spot with cheaper restaurant...  more »