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Punta del Este is located in the South of Uruguay, in the district Maldonado, approximately 140 kilometers from Montevideo. With its approx. 12.000 citizens Punta del Este is one of the most important seaside resorts in whole Latin America and is famous for its beautiful beaches stretching for miles. Punta del Este is one of the most vivid cities of Uruguay, especially in summer, and it offers a large number of free time activities, no matter if you’d like to enjoy the nature, explore the nightlife, or do water sports.


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  • Punta del Este InhabitantsInhabitants: 11.128
  • Punta del Este LocationLocation: On the Southern Coast
  • Punta del Este TemperatureTemp: 25.2°C (Jan), 14.4°C (Jul)
  • Punta del Este TimezoneTimezone: UTC-3
  • Punta del Este CurrencyCurrency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
  • Spanish South American CountryCountry: Uruguay

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In the center of the city there´s the famous main street Avenida Gorlero which is one of the most popular places in whole Punta del Este. There you can find all you need, whether it’s restaurants, bars, cinemas, art galleries or any kind of shops. You can spend a whole day at the Avenida Gorlero, with great shopping opportunities during the day and going to some bars at night, since most of the best bars are near the main street at the port of the city.

Experience History, Culture & Nature

Like in Montevideo there’s also a monument in honor of the national hero José Artigas, who’s the symbol of the independence of Uruguay. On a regular basis there’s a market called “Feria de los Artesanos” at the Plaza Artigas where artists sell their handicrafts. Near the old town you can also find the famous lighthouse of Punta del Este, which is the oldest landmark of the city. In 1860 it was built out of volcanic ash from Italy.

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Outside the city there are a lot more places worth seeing, such as the seaside resort Portezuelo, the nature reserve Isla Gorriti, or the Isla de Lobos which is one of the biggest and most important nature reserves for seals in whole South America. Also worth seeing is Punta Ballena, where amongst other things you can visit the “Casapueblo”, a building from 1960 designed by the Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Villaró.

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