Playa Mansa, Punta del Este

4.3
#1 of 92 in Outdoors in Uruguay
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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  • August 12, 2017
    A quiet beach for Uruguayan standard, however prefer other beaches along Montevideo or maldonado.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It is my favorite Beach, it is ideal for travelling with children. The water is always very quiet and is very clear
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  • August 12, 2017
    Clean tranaparentes and oceanic calm waters, fine sand. Very well located for easy access < recommended
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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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