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This former jet-setter's paradise is in the midst of a renaissance and it's easy to see why. Sure there are the stylish streets with designer shops and discos where you can dance till dawn, but the real draw to this decadent peninsula are its beaches. With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Rio de la Plata on the other, Punta boasts over 20 miles of pristine sand and surf, perfect for playing or lounging in.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
Punta Del Este has plenty of beautiful beaches to visit. Here are a few to add to your must-visit-list: Brava, with its rolling waves, faces the Atlantic and is the perfect spot for surfing. Mansa, otherwise know as gentle beach, is on the bayside, and is a great place to go water-skiing and snorkeling.
|Art enthusiasts will adore Casa Pueblo. This onetime home of artist Carlos Páez Vilaró is now a magnificent museum that houses many must-see pieces. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Portezuelo Bay the structure itself is a masterpiece. .|
|Take a short trip to Isla de Lobos. The island is home to one of the world's largest sea lion colonies.|
|Make sure to stroll Calle Gorlero, Punta del Este's most happening hot spot and a great place to shop.|
Parasailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, golfing, sailing and, of course, dancing! Punta del Este offers an endless array of heart-pumping activities.
Brˇtola is a tasty local whitefish and chivito is a mouth-watering Uruguayan steak sandwich. Make sure to try them both.
There are a slew of designer stores on Calle 20. But you should also take in a street fair and stroll through the city's many art galleries.
The Uruguayan peso is the official currency. Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks and authorized bureaus. Most shops do accept U.S. dollars, Euros, the Argentine peso and Brazilian real. American Express, VISA, Diners Club and Master Card are also widely accepted. Please note there may be difficulty in exchanging traveler's checks. Some accept them, but they charge a small commission.
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