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[South America Travel] Uruguay: Punta del Este

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Punta del Este is the main city of Uruguay. The city is Uruguay’s largest tourist destination and one of South America’s leading beach resorts. Known as a place visited by the wealthy in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, it is said to be a vacation destination in South America. The beaches east of the city center, the waves are calm and the water is clear, making it a very popular tourist destination.

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Location

Punta del Este is a city located in the southern part of Uruguay.

History

Punta del Este used to be an unnamed land. Development as a resort area began around the 20th century. Since then, many tourists have come to visit and be recognized every year. Against this background, it also became the venue for the FIA Formula E World Championships in the electric vehicle racing series.

Climate

Punta del Este is classified as a marine west coast climate. There is little change in temperature throughout the year, making it easy to spend. Temperatures range from 8 ° C to 26 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Spanish is the official language in Uruguay. Others are immigrants, some of whom speak Portuguese or Arabic.

Security

Since Punta del Este is a tourist destination, there are not many violent incidents. However, caution is required as there have been assaults and robbery cases targeting tourists. Try to avoid going out at night.

Race

Uruguay has a background of accepting immigrants and has a large number of European immigrants. The overwhelming majority of them are Spanish and Italian immigrants.

industry

Punta del Este is one of the best resort destinations in South America, so the tourism industry is developing.

religion

In Uruguay, more than 60% are Catholics. Others are Protestant and Jewish.

currency

Uruguay pesos are used in Uruguay.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Playa mansa

Playa Mansa is a popular beach resort. You can see the rising sun from the Atlantic Ocean and the setting sun over the La Plata River. It is always crowded with tourists.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Puerto de Punta del Este

It is one of the largest ports in Uruguay. There is a marina for wealthy yachts and cruisers, giving it a luxury resort feel.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Conrad Casino

A luxury resort casino hotel in Punta del Este, one of South America’s most famous summer resorts. In addition to the casino and spa, you can enjoy a fulfilling resort life with 2 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts and 4 restaurants.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Museo del Mar 

The Maritime Museum has an abundant specimen display of whales, fish, crustaceans, birds, etc., as well as an exhibition of shellfish and insects. It is a place that everyone from children to adults can enjoy.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Playa Brava

Playa Brava is always crowded with rough waves, attracting people who want to enjoy surfing. Playa Brava is one of the most popular beaches for tourists.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Museo Ralli

The Lalli Museum is a museum that opened in 1988. The exhibited works are all the works of famous painters such as Dali, Chagall and Miro. Nature and architecture are fused to create a unique atmosphere.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Mano de Punta del Este

A huge five-finger sculpture protruding from the sandy beach of Brava Beach. It was built in 1982 by Chilean artist Mario Irara Zabal.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Iglesia Candelaria

It is a Catholic church in Punta del Este. The church features a contrast of pastel blue and white. There is also a rustic lighthouse nearby.

Sightseeing spot 9 : Faro de Punta del Este

It is a simple cylindrical lighthouse. Built in 1860, this lighthouse is a popular photo spot, especially when the sun sets.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Avenida Gorlero

The main street of Punta del Este. Many commercial facilities such as casinos, movie theaters, theaters and art galleries are lined up. There are also restaurants, cafes and fast food.

Hotel

Punta del Este has plenty of accommodation. Punta del Este Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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