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Punta del Este

(3.7/5 based on 28,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: sightseeing, museums, beaches

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond. As one of South America's most glamorous holiday resorts, the town ranks among the most expensive centers in Uruguay, appealing to tourists with deep pockets--many of whom arrive on their own yachts. For those with less extravagant means, sightseeing in Punta del Este involves surfing, club hopping, and catching a perfect sunset at the city's harbor. Uruguay's superstars frequently vacation here, keeping the celebrity-watchers busy and confirming the town's reputation as the "Monaco of South America." Customize your holiday with our Uruguay tourist route planner to create an adventure that suits you.
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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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