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  • fun and friendly

    "The owner and partner were friendly, helpful, and showed me around the area. Since I was here in Sept. it was a bit cold but was good biking and walking weather. The place is quaint, the grounds lovely and if a bit warmer would have had a fire at the fire pit. Kitchen is not for gourmet cooking but quite functional. The town was mostly closed up except for the little marketing town- great people and great sausages to be found there- made as I was standing there! Ocean to cold to go in at this time of year. The thought of staying for a week in containers was odd but they turned out to be very comfortable. Alex is great and her kids even gave me a kiss hello.... Recommended....."
    Guest: Joseph V. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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Punta del Este Travel Tips

Things to See near Punta del Este Vacation Rentals

A must-see in Punta del Este is the impressive Sea Museum. There is a wide range of exhibits which include the history and development of Punta del Este. Most visitors come to see the exhibits relating to the pirate legends that once roamed the coastline. There is also a wide collection of exhibits of sea birds and mammals; you can view huge skeletons of whales and see an embalmed sea lion. The seashell collection shows some of the largest and most colorful shells collected from all over the world. There are also unusual and lesser known species from the ocean depths shown here.

The Mazzoni Museum was once the residence of famed writer and historian Francisco Mazzoni. With a beautiful architectural design, the house has many artifacts from his life, including old Creole-style furniture and utensils. The Carolino Regional Historical Museum has three exhibition halls that have archeological exhibits, displays relating to the colonial era, ancient military arms and uniforms. There are several other museums which showcase art exhibits as well as historical and cultural artifacts.

Punta del Este is well known for its beautiful views as you drive in and around the city. There are several places that are well worth visiting. The peninsula is made up of the harbor where you can see the fishing boats and lighthouse as well as the city’s commercial center on Gorlera Avenue and Plaza de Artezanos. The Rambla surrounds the peninsula and is a place where you can ride your bike or enjoy a casual stroll. Some of the nearby fishing villages have been transformed into stunning resort towns with vacation homes lining the beachfront. These include Jose Ignacio, La Barra, and Punta Ballena. There are two nearby islands that can be reached by boat from the Punta del Este port. Isla de Lobos is home to one of the largest colonies of sea lions in South America. Isla de Gorriti has amazing beaches and old Spanish forts which are well worth visiting.

Beachfront Luxury at Puntal del Este Villas

Many of the vacation apartments are located along the beachfront providing visitors with great views over the bay. Most apartments are in modern complexes that are stylishly furnished. You can feel at home lounging on the sofa or out on the deck, and enjoy preparing meals in a well equipped kitchen.

Traveling to Punta del Este Apartments

Punta del Este has an international airport located on the outskirts of the city. Known as Capitan de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport, it is the second busiest airport in Uraguay after Montevideo. There are regular regional and domestic commercial flights that arrive here, mostly from other parts of South America. For travelers from North America or Europe, you may need to route via Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo or Buenos Aires. Some travelers from Buenos Aires take the ferry to Montevideo and from there travel by bus to Punta del Este. By road, the distance between Montevideo and Punta del Este is only 140 kilometers, making for an easy drive. Once in Punta del Este, an affordable way to get around is by using the public bus system. Alternatively, you can hire a car, moped or bicycle to get around. There are many taxis that offer point-to-point transfers. These tend to be more expensive and the taxi drivers will frequently take you on an extended trip if they see it is your first time to the city. To avoid being ripped off, know where you are going and the approximate time it takes to travel there.

Visitors to Uraguay Vacation Rentals

Punta del Este is an up-market and trendy resort city. It is known for its beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan vibe, and attracts sun lovers and travelers from both South and North America. Great shopping and an entertaining nightlife keep visitors entertained during their stays.

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