Casapueblo

Lonely Planet review

Gleaming white in the sun and cascading nine stories down a cliffside, Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró’s exuberantly whimsical villa and art gallery sits atop Punta Ballena, a jutting headland 15km west of Punta del Este. Visitors can tour five rooms, view a film on the artist’s life and travels, and eat up the spectacular views at the upstairs cafeteria-bar. There’s a hotel and restaurant, too. It’s a 2km walk from the junction where Codesa’s Línea 8 bus drops you.