In summertime the coast of Uruguay is popular for a beach holiday. I grabbed a bike and made a tour through Punta del Este to give you an impression of this popular summer destination.
My visit to Uruguay was meant to be for relaxation. I wanted to enjoy the summer like the south americans do. After my visit to the capital Montevideo(last episode) it was time to go to the beach, hear the sound of the waves and do…nothing :)
As already mentioned Punta del Este itself is a very popular destination and with this you'll find a very good touristic infrastructure providing restaurants, shopping malls, hotels and of course a wide range of beaches with rental services of everything you need (umbrellas, surf boards…). This being said it should be clear that it is a very touristic spot as well – in recent years the prices went straight up and you can find quite a few villa quarters as well as yachts on a walk through the city and the harbour.
Compared to other places in Uruguay and also in the surrounding countries the prices for accommodation are amongst the highest during the summer season as Punta del Este offers wide beaches and all the amenities leisure travelers from Buenos Aires and Brazil as well as Europe and the U.S. appreciate. Nevertheless I met quite a few backpackers and found some good hostels, even though also their prices have been much higher than in Montevideo(photo essay).
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