La Mano en la Arena
Wet suits, surfboards, bodyboards and lessons are available from the original shop on Playa Brava, plus branches on Playa El Emir and...
This beach on the eastern (Atlantic Ocean) side of Punta del Este's long peninsula has rougher water, as reflected in the name Playa...
Sunvalleysurf (Playa El Emir)
This branch of Punta del Este's leading surf shop is just a block up from the peninsula's most popular surfing beach, Playa El Emir.
In downtown Punta, this place is open all year for dinner and drinks, with an international mix of live music from 10pm onwards.
Rustic wood tables, exposed brick walls, retro decor, and tasty food at affordable prices make this one of the peninsula's most...
Playa Brava · interesting places nearby
La Mano en la Arena information
Punta’s most famous landmark is this monster-sized sculpted hand protruding from the sands of Playa Brava. Constructed in iron and cement by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal, it won first prize in a monumental art contest in 1982 and has been a Punta fixture ever since. The hand exerts a magnetic attraction over thousands of visitors every year, who climb and jump off its digits and pose for photos with it. Look for it just southeast of the bus station.