Welcome to Punta del Este

OK, here’s the plan: tan it, wax it, buff it at the gym, then plonk it on the beach at ‘Punta.’ Once you’re done there, go out and shake it at one of the town’s famous clubs.Punta del Este – with its many beaches, elegant seaside homes, yacht harbor, high-rise apartment buildings, pricey hotels and glitzy restaurants – is one of South America’s most glamorous resorts, extremely popular with Argentines and... Read More

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$51.29 Day Trips & Excursions

Punta del Este Day Trip from Montevideo

Take a day trip to Punta del Este from Montevideo and discover the beauty and culture of this coastal resort town! After pickup from your Montevideo hotel, head east approximately 2 hours to Punta del Este and enjoy gorgeous coastal views along the way.Upon arrival in Punta del Este, visit the upscale neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Cantagril and San Rafael. Admire gorgeous landscapes in each neighborhood as you learn about the history of Punta del Este from your bilingual guide. Then, visit La Barra del Maldonado, a popular old fishing town. With colorful houses and pristine beaches, this is one of Punta del Este's must-see areas.Next, visit Playa Brava, located on the eastern side of the peninsula. See the beach’s famous 'Fingers' sculpture protruding from the sand and watch surfers out on the waves. Then, head to the other side of the peninsula to see Playa Mansa, another beautiful beach. After enjoying the views in Playa Mansa, you will have free time for lunch (own expense) and then head to Casa Pueblo with your guide. This famous Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery is located right on the water and was designed by Uruguayan painter and sculpture Carlos Páez Vilaró. Visit the museum and gallery inside the building (own expense) and learn about the life of the famous artist and the history behind this incredible masterpiece.After a full day in Punta del Este, you'll be taken back to your Montevideo hotel.

$66 Shore Excursions

Punta del Este Shore Excursion: Private Sightseeing Tour of Punta del Este

When your cruise ship docks in the Punta del Este port, your private guide will drive you around the lovely peninsular resort town surrounded by natural beauty. First admire the vista from Punta Ballena (Whale Point) along a scenic coastal drive before heading downtown.Next, enjoy the beautiful landscapes and architecture of Beverly Hills, Cantagril and San Rafael – Punta del Este’s fashionable residences. Then, your guide will take you to see the gorgeous beaches and multicolored houses in neighboring Maldonado.Continue to La Gogorita district, which offers a panoramic view of La Barra del Maldonado. Learn about the uniquely constructed bridge as you cross the Madonado stream toward El Jagüel Park, where children play on huge animal sculptures. Then, you’ll have a chance to watch the sailboats from Playa Brava and catch a glimpse of the renowned 'Fingers' sculpture emerging from its sandy beach before heading to Playa Mansa on the other side of the peninsula. Walk the promenade at Gorlero Avenue with free time for lunch (own expense), and then browse the local art galleries and shops for some of the city's best handicrafts, found at Artigas Square alongside the avenue. Afterward, your guide will drive you back to the Punta del Este port.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Punta del Este port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$10 Tours & Sightseeing

Punta del Este Electric Bike Rental

This new technology will give you an excellent way to get to know this beautiful city. You can drive an electronic bike with no much efforts and also enjoy the colors, views, an landscape of the city without getting tired or out of breath! Amazing!Pedal at your own speed along the streets of the city and enjoy its incredible panoramas. Ride along the roads and stop every time you wish.

$28.79 Tours & Sightseeing

Punta del Este City Sightseeing Tour

Take a guided half-day city tour of Punta del Este to discover the beauty and culture of this coastal resort town. After pickup from your hotel, head to the upscale neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Cantagril and San Rafael. Admire gorgeous landscapes in each neighborhood as you learn about the history of the city from your bilingual guide. Then, visit La Barra del Maldonado, a popular old fishing town. With colorful houses and pristine beaches, this is one of Punta del Este's must-see areas.Next, visit Playa Brava, located on the eastern side of the peninsula. See the beach’s famous 'Fingers' sculpture protruding from the sand and watch surfers out on the waves. Then, traverse to the other side of the peninsula to see Play a Mansa, another beautiful beach, before heading to Gorlero Avenue for some free time to explore.Stroll along Gorlero Avenue and enjoy time for lunch (own expense) or shopping at local stores and galleries. Located alongside the avenue is Artigas Square, where you'll find some of the city's best handicrafts including leather, wood and glass products. Then, meet back up with your guide and head to Casa Pueblo. This famous Mediterranean-style villa and art gallery, designed by Uruguayan painter and sculpture Carlos Páez Vilaró, is located right on the water and boasts incredible ocean views. Visit the museum and gallery inside the building (own expense) to learn about the life of the famous artist and the history behind this incredible masterpiece.After the tour, you'll be taken back to your hotel.

$249.99 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Small Group Tour: Gourmet Wine Experience from Punta del Este with 3-Course Lunch

Your gourmet wine experience starts with pickup at your Punta del Este hotel and a comfortable ride by private car or minivan (depending on your group’s size) to the first of the day.Enjoy wine tastings of five different wines including merlot, syrah, viognier and, of course, Uruguay’s most well-known wine – tannat. You can have a refill of your favorite one. Then, take a tour of the vineyard with your guide and meet the owner and winemaker, who will tell you about their winemaking history and process. Then enjoy a tasting of five wines. Back in your vehicle, make your way to the next wine estate, where you’ll get a comprehensive overview of the winery. First, enjoy three wine tastings of five different wines paired with cheese, and hear about Uruguay’s wine industry – one of the largest in South America – from your guide.Then head to the last location of the day, where you'll relax with a three-course gourmet lunch of typical Uruguayan foods, including dishes featuring lamb, local fish and pasta, accompanied by two wines. While you dine, sit back and soak up the splendor of the vineyard's beautiful setting. After lunch, take a tour of the property and admire the beautiful countryside views. You’ll be returned to your Punta del Este hotel, satiated and full of interesting knowledge about Uruguay’s fabulous wine.

$37.10 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Punta del Este Airport to Hotel

Book your private arrival transfer between the airport and your Punta del Este hotel and enjoy a stress-free way to start your vacation! When you arrive in Punta del Este, avoid the stress and confusion of trying to find your way around a new city after a long flight. Instead, relax and let your professional driver get you to your hotel in comfort. Enjoy the convenience of a professional transfer service while you sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!When making a booking for this private one-way, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on a minimum of 2 adults per car/vehicle.