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Punta del Este

Punta del Este
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How to Reach

By Air

The city is served by Capitan de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport, being the second most important of Uruguay, located near Laguna del Sauce on the outskirts of the city.This modern airport opened in 1996.It offers domestic and international flights within the region.

By Ferry

Punta del Este can be reached from Buenos Aires by ferryboat to Montevideo (the capital city), 140 km from Punta del Este, and then by car or bus.

Key places to visit
Casa Pueblo, Gorriti Island, Punta del Este Lighthouse, Monumento al Ahogado


Places to Visit

Casa Pueblo

is a beautiful resort-museum near Punta del Este.It was created by Uruguayan artist Paez-Vilaro in a kind of mediterranean surrealistic architecture, making the whole place to look like a giant sculpture. He is the father of one of the survivors of the infamous plane crash on the Andes.Built around a tin box called La Pionera (The Pioneer), Paez Vilaro designed it with a style that can be equated to the Mediterranean coast houses from Santorini.

Gorriti Island

This island of 21 hectares of surface is daily visited to enjoy its two beaches: Garden Port and Honda beach.It consists of a natural port, with ships anchoring close to it, and it also became a popular area to practice water sports.

Punta del Este Lighthouse

The lighthouse is 45 metres tall, and the crystal panels which are part of its illumination system were brought from France.It works by electricity, with acetylene gas as emergency backup.It is possible to climb the 150 steps of its spiral staircase.

Monumento al Ahogado

is a sculpture of five fingers partially submerged in sand, located on Parada 1 at Brava Beach in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay.It is colloquially referred to as either Monumento los Dedos (Monument of the Fingers) or La Mano (The Hand).In English, its popular name is The Hand.It is a famous sculpture that has become a symbol for Punta del Este since its completion in February 1982,and in turn has become one of Uruguay's most recognizable landmarks.

Right Time to Visit

March - July
September - December


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