Punta del Este

Uruguay

A place to see and be seen, Punta del Este has long been regarded as the St. Tropez of South America. A beach resort city along the Atlantic coast with a famed nightlife, it is a favorite destination among South Americans for relaxation and fun. Punta del Este is widely referred to by locals as simply Punta. The beaches of Punta are home to Mario Irarrazabal’s famous sculpture La Mano (the hand), which has grown to be an icon and major attraction of the destination. 

Fun Facts

• Punta del Este means Eastern Point in Spanish.

• The sculptor Mario Irarrázabal later made near or exact replicas of The Hand sculpture in Punta del Este for the cities of Madrid and Venice, and also one in the Atacama Desert in Chile. 

• Punta del Este is a vacation favorite for international stars such as John Travolta and Shakira.

Exclusive Experiences

• Punta del Este is full of 5 start resorts offering luxurious services and amenities. 

• Visit during the months of December to February to experience Punta at the height of its vibrant party scene, and catch its warmest weather and longest beach days. 

• Golf at one of Punta’s several 18-whole golf courses.

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