Are you planning a trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay? If so, you may be wondering what the best way to get there is. The most practical and economical option is to take the bus from Carrasco International Airport if you are leaving Montevideo. There are buses every 45 minutes to 1 hour that go directly to Punta del Este. Alternatively, you can rent a car from Montevideo International Airport (MVD) and enjoy the freedom of driving around the area.
Daily departures from the largest city in the country are available to Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento. Prices tend to drop after January 15, making it a great time to visit Punta del Este. To tour the city and visit the beautiful Casapueblo for a day, try Novo Turismo, Bus Terminal, Local 4, Punta del Este (tel.).Punta del Este is located in the department of Maldonado, next to the departmental capital of Maldonado, on the Atlantic coast, in the south of the country. The beautiful sunsets in the port of Punta del Este, La Barra or José Ignacio are other places not far (by car) from Punta del Este itself.
As a popular tourist resort, food in Punta del Este can be expensive. If you're going on a day trip from Montevideo, consider bringing your own lunch. Interestingly, it is said that Irarrázabal originally conceived his sculpture by hand as the “Monument to the Drowned Man”, and placed it where he did on the beach to warn visitors of the unpredictable and sometimes dangerous swimming conditions here. From the Mercado del Puerto, it's fun to walk around the cobblestone streets for a bit and visit several small shops or shop windows while you walk. Next, you'll walk to Plaza Zabala, at Banco República, and finally end your tour at the city's well-kept Port Market. The most popular tourist spots include La Barra, Punta Ballena, Casa Pueblo, Pan de Azúcar or the island where you can swim with sea lions.
The unspoiled Uruguayan peninsula of Punta del Este is full of heavenly beaches, exotic sophistication, beautiful people and a fiery night scene. The nearby coastal towns of Uruguay offer comfortable day trips or pleasant nighttime escapes away from the crowds of Punta. Staying on the Punta del Este Peninsula is probably the best option if you don't have a car since buses are few, taxis and remises are expensive and they are also few. So if you're looking for an unforgettable vacation experience with plenty of activities and attractions for all ages, then look no further than Punta del Este!.