Where luxury and nature converge, Punta del Este is world-renowned as one of the best beach resorts of America and the most exclusive of the region. It is located in the Department of Maldonado, only an hour and a half from the capital of Uruguay. Luxurious summer residences, tall buildings in front of the ocean, enormous yachts, opulent hotels and restaurants that have made Punta del Este the most glamorous beach resort in America.
Not in vain, it was chosen as the summer holiday destination of the biggest celebrities like the designer Ralph Lauren, the soccer player Zinedine Zidane, the singer Metallica James Hetfield and the Columbian singer Shakira.
Going through the city, visitors will find a wide array of recreational activities, including showrooms, restaurants, pubs, night clubs, antique stores, art galleries, movie theaters and a hectic nightlife.
The coastal city is popular for the big, opulent parties, fashion shows of prestigious designers, and a wide range of cultural offerings such as the International Festival of Jazz, the International Festival of Film and art exhibits of well-known, contemporary artists.
Punta del Este is also a naturally unique destination. With more than 20 kilometers of coastline and tall mountains that face the sea, the beach resort offers charming retreats and landscapes for those who arrive in search of absolute serenity.
The meeting point of the two most famous beaches, Playa Mansa and Playa Brava, marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean. Punta del Este grew towards the west, forming Punta Ballena, and towards the east, creating La Barra and José Ignacio.
• The diversity of its coast and the fine white sand of its beaches make it an ideal destination for sports like surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, motorboat racing, sailing, fishing and yachting. On solid ground, tourists can also find privileged settings for other sports such as polo, golf, tennis and ruby.
In summary, Punta del Este is synonymous with an endless number of options to satisfy the needs and tastes of the most demanding and diverse tourists.