Getting there & away
Terminal Maldonado (250490; cnr Roosevelt & Sarandí) is eight blocks south of Plaza San Fernando. Plenty of buses go to Montevideo (US$5, two hours), La Paloma (US$4, two hours), Chuy (US$7, three hours), Minas (US$3, two hours) and Treinta y Tres (US$7, 3½ hours).
Local buses link Maldonado with Punta del Este and the beach circuit. They run through the center of town, meaning you don’t have to trek out to the terminal to get there – ask any local where the nearest parada is.