Punta del Este

Located on a narrow strip of land in the south of Uruguay, Punta del Este is the country's most touristic city.

Punta del Este is recognized as one of the main and exclusive seaside resorts in South America, receiving countless national and international visitors every year.

One of the peculiarities of Punta del Este is that it has two very different coasts, one of them belonging to the calm waters of the Rio de la Plata and the other to the rough waters of the Atlantic.

What to see in Punta del Este

  • Beaches: The main attraction of Punta del Este is undoubtedly its beautiful beaches of white sands and clear waters. Some of its most popular spots are Playa Mansa, Playa Brava, Portezuelo, Solanas, Montoya, Manantiales, José Ignacio, La Barra and Chihuahua.
  • La Mano: From the white sand of Playa Brava emerges a giant stone hand, created in 1982, that has become one of the most representative symbols of the city.
  • Port of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria: The port of Punta del Este is surrounded by bars and restaurants and is the starting point to the islands of Lobos, with an impressive colony of sea lions, and Gorriti, which has an unforgettable natural environment.

How to get to Punta del Este


The fastest way to get from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este is by plane. The journey takes just under an hour and the price is usually around 100 (US$ 107.10) each way. You can book airline tickets at the best prices here:

Boat and bus

A slower but interesting option if you want to visit Montevideo is to take a Buquebús boat to Montevideo and then a bus to Punta del Este. This trip has a total duration of over 6 hours.

You can consult the schedules and buy the tickets on the Buquebús website: