Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Feb 22, 2019 - Punta del Este, Uruguay - wine tour

04 10 Feb. 22, 2019 Punta del Este, Uruguay - wine tour The ship was tendered in the middle of the harbor and we made our way down to the boat that crossed to land in less than 10 minutes. Before we left home, we had booked a tour of a Uruguay winery. It was set for 10:30 and our guide/driver, Ryan, met us at a landmark we could not miss. We squeezed into his new Citron and headed to a beach-side hotel to pick up a young couple who would also be joining this “wine educational experience” at a small, local establishment, Narbona. We tasted a...

Jump to full entry

Oct 9, 2018 - Punta del Este

Today we go on our all day tour to Punta del Este, the place the rich and famous from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay go to for their summer holidays. We are picked up from our Hotel in a small bus and transferred to a bigger bus and there are 16 on the tour. We are the only English speakers. We drive down the remaining rambla to the edge of Montevideo. The rambla goes for 22 kms from north to south Montevideo. Then we pass through the countryside, very flat as Uruguay has only 5 hills and the highest of those is 250m, so no mountain climbing...

Jump to full entry

Dec 20, 2017 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

We decided to walk the town with Sam and Carolyn who have been with us from day 1. They are RVers from Vacaville CA. It was really windy that day and sunny and bright. What didn't look so far on a map seemed like miles and miles walking in the wind. The residential streets had lovely big trees but along the ocean it was sun and wind. We ended up walking over 5 miles. Punta del Este is a resort city on a narrow peninsula in southeast Uruguay. Popular Brava Beach is known for its strong surf as well as “The Hand,” a giant sculpture of 5...

Jump to full entry

Nov 27, 2017 - Punta Del Este, Uruguay

This is the last entry of my international trip. I may put in some stuff from my upcoming road trip to D.C. But I haven't decided on that. Punta del este was a very interesting vibrant destination. Think a cross between South Beach in Miami and Las Vegas. Punta is a finger extending out into the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Rio de la Plata on the other where the river converges into the ocean. My house was conveniently located right in the center of the town so if I walked 3 blocks one way I was at the beautiful beach and 2 blocks the...

Jump to full entry

Mar 27, 2016 - Punta del Este

Happy Easter! It's strange to wake up without Easter baskets and eggs hidden around the house (something the kids still enjoyed). Though it is Holy week here, it is without the commercialization you experience in the U.S. which is refreshing. We discussed finding a local church to attend mass today, however we didn't make it happen. It appears the rain has ceased and the sun is trying to poke through the clouds. We'd love to have a day to explore Punta del Este before we head out tomorrow for Colonia del Sacramento on the other side of...

Jump to full entry

Mar 26, 2016 - Punta del Este

Saturday we woke to thick, overcast skies and knew rain was imminent. It made the decision to depart to Punta del Este after breakfast pretty easy. By the time we checked out and Bryan went to get the car the rain had already begun. On our way out of the city we decided to drive by the Estadio Centenario, Uruguay's national soccer stadium. Built in just 9 months in 1930, it was the location of the first World Cup against Argentina, of which Uruguay were the champions. The Uruguayans take great pride in their futbol! According to Marcelo, it...

Jump to full entry

Aug 8, 2014 - 6 months too late... or early..

So we finally managed to tear ourselves away from Punta del Diablo... I'll never forget the sight of our main man Mauro hanging out of his truck window yelling "ENJOY LIFE!!!!" as he sped away after dropping us off at the bus stop. Enjoy life. Sometimes broken English says it best. Alas, we traveled 2 hours down the coast to another Punta. To put it simply, Punta del Este looked like Miami after an apocalypse. Not the fire-and-brimstone kind, the creepy "where is everyone" kind. The glitzy, polished, resort was a ghost town. All but two...

Jump to full entry

Jan 14, 2012 - Punta Del Este

Jan 14 to 15 Punta Del Este Not such a fun day. We flew out of Iguacu Falls to Buenes Aires, hopped on a ferry to Colonia, caught a bus to Montevideo and caught another bus to Punta Del Este arriving at midnight. Jan 14 was a very long day of travelling and rushing around. 1 flight, 2 bus, rides, 1 ferry ride, 3 currencies, and 3 countries in 24 hrs. As the travel book would say "Get it tanned, get it waxed, get it buffed, and get it out to Punta Del Este where the rich and famous are". This town is loaded! We saw lots of very nice cars,...

Jump to full entry

Jan 27, 2010 - Uruguay

I know I haven't written this for ages (sorry Em!) but it has been difficult to get to internet. Ummmm where was I.... Saturday spent most of the day in the park by the massive tulip sculpture, sunbathing. Went out to dinner with Anna (Toby's lovely friend who lives in BA) to a restaurant that was rather posher than we had been expecting. But we decided to treat ourselves and had insane Patagonian lamb- the meat here is incredible. We then went on to a Mexican themed party where they had made tonnes of fajitas (which we were too stuffed to...

Jump to full entry

Dec 15, 2009 - Punta del Este - Beach holiday

We have checked ourselves in for four nights in hostel El Viajero 30 minutes bus away from central Punta del Este to take advantage of their special offer (four nights in the price of three). Considering that we haven’t had a beach holiday yet in this trip, we thought it would be a good time to stay at one place for a bit longer simply to relax. The hostel was located in a very expensive neighborhood surrounded by villas and swanky apartments. The famous Bikini Beach was only 5 minutes away. The place felt very newly built with lots of...

Jump to full entry

Dec 6, 2009 - Punta del Este--The Beach in Winter

Ok, so it's not actually winter here, but it sure felt like it the day we arrived--cold, rainy, the beaches empty except for a family in heavy coats. We came to Punta del Este expecting a beach vacation, three days tanning and relaxing on one of the area's many sandy beaches. What we got instead were the Hamptons in April--an expensive beach resort still waiting for the summer crowd, and the summer weather, to arrive. It's kind of classic South America, actually: nothing is quite as good as promised. Beaches? Sure, but the water is...

Jump to full entry

Mar 11, 2009 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

March 10th was a full transit day from BA, across the inlet by ferry to Colonia, passing through Montevideo (the capital) all to arrive at the vacation spot for the rich Brazilians and Argentines. I´m excited to have an exclusive ´beach day´. I´ve been in South America for months, with very little beach time. Unfortunately, it rained for most of the day. I set out on a bicylcle to explore the coast and next town of Maldonado. Great fun riding along bike routes until the wind whipped up and the rain started pelting. I enjoyed a picnic lunch...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com