Punta del Este is known as the Saint-Tropez of Uruguay thanks to its beautiful beaches, its sophisticated tourist complexes and its ostentatious nightclubs. The Conrad casino, Las Vegas-style, gives even more life to local entertainment. If you feel like taking a break and enjoying the beach and the waves, ride on horseback accompanied by a gaucho and enjoy the wilderness that surrounds the city.
Besides all the “must do and see” below, the trip will be fill with local activities.
The house we will be staying at ..
#1 – Casa pueblo Art Gallery + Tea time at the top of Las cumbres hill
This icon of Punta del Este is an artwork by the Uruguayan painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró. It sits atop Punta Ballena, as one of the main attractions of the peninsula. The artist began working on the project in 1958, and took 36 years to be completed.
It is universally considered as a “living sculpture”. Inside this masterpiece there are many rooms facing the sea. It also boasts sculptures, paintings and ceramics made by its creator. During the summer season there are sunset classical music concerts. It is possible to view the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and the sunset over the Río de la Plata in Punta Ballena.
After our visit, is Sunset Tea time at famous Las cumbres Hotel and spa.
#2 – Trip to Jose ignacio lighthouse and lunch at la Huella where we might run with some local celebrities
#3 – Visit to “El centenario ” where the first world cup was play + barbacue at “Mercado del Puerto”
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay, used only for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay’s first constitution. It is listed by FIFA as one of the football world’s classic stadiums, along with the likes of the Maracanã, old Wembley Stadium, the San Siro, the Estadio Azteca and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
# 4 – Visit to Colonia del sacramento historic Town.
- Horse Riding in the beach
- La Mano (The Hand) is a sculpture in Punta del Este by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingerspartially emerging from sand and is located on Parada 1 at Brava Beach in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay. It is also known as either Los Dedos (The Fingers), or Hombre emergiendo a la vida (Man Emerging into Life). In English, its popular name is The Hand.It is a famous sculpture that has become a symbol for Punta del Este since its completion in February 1982 and in turn has become one of Uruguay’s most recognizable landmarks.
- Surf spotting at “El emir” Beach
Punta del Este’s scenic coastline is divided in two regions: Brava (Spanish for “fierce”) and Mansa (Spanish for “tame”). The limit between the two marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean, and split is signaled by the Mano de Punta del Este, which the sculptor designed to warn swimmers about the danger of rough waves. Beaches on the Mansa side feature thick and golden sand, while on the Brava side the sand is white and fine. Every beach of the peninsula has public access.
- Gorlero shopping street
“La barra” famous Bridge
Punta del este Lighthouse