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. By using our Punta del Este sightseeing planner , you can arrange your visit to Playa Mansa and other attractions in Punta del Este.
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  • The waters of Punta are not like at waters of Brazilian beaches, so, who's expecting a paradise may be disappointed. However, it is a beautiful place, and the beaches are nice. The Mansa beach is good to spend the afternoon and enjoy the climate of the place without worries.
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  • Very nice beach to go with children without massive crowd and very calm the waters. Here the water is the Río de la Plata and not the sea, but has salty waters.
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  • our hotel was right next to mansa beach.. We took a walk in family until Conrad at deck q follows the beach ... very cool!
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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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