Puerto de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Take a stroll along the boardwalk at Puerto de Punta del Este, one of the busiest marinas in South America. Serving as an international gateway to Uruguay, the marina features 490 moorings, with the capacity to hold up to 350 boats at once. Keep an eye out for sea lions swimming between the luxurious yachts that invariably drop anchor at the marina. Make sure you pop into the fish market, where you can barter over all kinds of fresh catches. After your walk, sample a local seafood dish at one of the many restaurants dotted around the marina. Puerto de Punta del Este is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Punta del Este Edition.
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  • Took a day tour from Montevideo out to Punta del Este. Very enjoyable adventure along the way. Casapueblo was like a scene from Santorini, Greece. Great photo opportunities. Ended up spending time in ...  more »
  • Good place to meet sunset. Nice piece of architecture. Although there is only one open air terrace for the visitors.  more »
  • We combined a day/ night in Punta del Este with a day in Montevideo and a day in Colonia on or recent trip. On hindsight Punta could be done as a day trip from Montevideo if it includes sunset at Casa...  more »
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  • Such a beautiful and magical place. Be aware that everything closes very early in the afternoon. But this place is still magical.
  • Sunset spot. Fresh fish market.Sea lions protected and feeded by the local fisherman. Fishing boats,sailing boats and nice evening fotos in general.
  • Great place for walking. Beautiful water views. Nice downtown shopping areas and restaurants. Maybe rent a bike while you are there
  • Un lugar con vistas fant├ísticas! Beautiful views abound. You'll find small shops selling fresh caught fish, trinkets, and the like along the port. You'll see sea lions begging for fish. If you wait until sunrise or sunset, you'll see a real treat!
  • Nice place to buy fish and see the Sea Wolfs