Activities

During the day you can rent surfboards or horses along the town’s main beach, or trek an hour north to Parque Nacional Santa Teresa. In the evening there are sunsets to watch, spontaneous bonfires and drum sessions to drop in on…you get the idea.

Sleeping

Punta del Diablo offers a plethora of lodging options, from hostels to posadas to cabañas; this latter term applies to everything from rustic-to-a-fault shacks to custom-built designer condos with all modern conveniences. Most cabañas have kitchens; some require you to bring your own bedding. For help finding something, ask at Supermercado El Vasco in the heart of town, or check online at www.portaldeldiablo.com.uy. Rates skyrocket between Christmas and February.

Eating

In high season, simply stroll the beachfront for your pick of snack shacks by the dozen. Another dependable year-round choice is the bar-restaurant at El Diablo Tranquilo hostel.

Drinking & Nightlife

Punta del Diablo's drinking scene revolves around Playa de los Pescadores, where you'll find a number of beachside bars.