Puerto de Punta del Este, Punta del Este

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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  • August 15, 2017
    To travel with the family, but in winter from the car that is too cold! If you can travel the entire coast.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We were in Punta del Leste off-season and what we witnessed was the city ' turistica ' does not work very well, several restaurants closed and/or that works only in high season.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Beautiful place with great atmosphere and visual. Many restaurants in the vicinity. Easy access by foot and vehicle. It is worth visiting. Free.
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  • March 21, 2017
    Sunset spot. Fresh fish market.Sea lions protected and feeded by the local fisherman. Fishing boats,sailing boats and nice evening fotos in general.
  • January 5, 2017
    Great place for walking. Beautiful water views. Nice downtown shopping areas and restaurants. Maybe rent a bike while you are there
  • August 3, 2017
    Free wifi, kind of slow though and very windy
  • October 19, 2016
    Un lugar con vistas fantásticas! 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!
  • January 13, 2017
    Nice place to buy fish and see the Sea Wolfs

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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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