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 c…
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…
One of Punta's best and most reliable beach clubs, in the dunes between Punta and La Barra.
Another dependable year-round dance spot featuring live bands and international DJs.
The local branch of Uruguay’s national cooperative, selling fine woolens.
Artisan fair on Punta’s central square.
In the suburb called Beverly Hills, this museum displays a wide-ranging collection of works by contemporary Latin American artists.
Owned by a fishing buddy of local artist Carlos Páez Vilaró and decorated with some of his work, this is one of Punta’s premier restaurants. The culinary delights include gazpacho, paella, risotto, homemade pasta, f…
Candlelit garden seating on plush chairs and couches provides a romantic setting for ‘after-beach’ drinks, along with homemade pasta, pizza and desserts.
Virazón serves great seafood. Grab a spot on the beachside deck and have fun watching the waiters try to look dignified as they cross the street with loaded trays.