Top 10 Things to do in Punta del Este, Uruguay

January 31, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Punta del Este is known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay, thanks to its beautiful beaches, upscale resorts and swanky nightclubs. The Vegas-style Conrad Casino adds to the lively entertainment scene. For a break from surf and sand, saddle up with a local gaucho and ride horseback through the wild plains surrounding the city.
Restaurants in Punta del Este

1. Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

Punta Ballena | 13 km away from Punta del Este, Punta del Este 20003, Uruguay +598 4257 8041
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

Once the home of celebrated Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, this eye-catching seaside Mediterranean-style structure is today a modern art museum.

Reviewed By annarc6 - Philadelphia, New York

Such a gorgeous white structure. The art work wasn’t to my liking but I enjoyed the short film on the life of the owner. The coffee shop was quite good. This is an amazingly large and interesting building.

2. Puente Leonel Viera

La Barra, Maldonado, Uruguay
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
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1%
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4.5 based on 822 reviews

Puente Leonel Viera

Reviewed By Rauko-uy - Punta del Este, Uruguay

A marvellous "domed" bridge made years ago by an engineering genius. Decades later the flow of traffic rendered it to narrow, so the Uruguayan government in a brilliant decision made another twin bridge next to it... exactly the same as the original with its two distinctive humps.

3. Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry

Ruta 104 - Km. 4. 5 | El Chorro, Punta del Este 20003, Uruguay +598 4277 5563
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 427 reviews

Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry

Beautiful park with sculptures by the uruguayan artist Pablo atchugarry and other international artists. It also has a building with rotative Exhibitions and two stages where free events are held.

Reviewed By ldt43 - Toronto

The Fundación Pablo Atchugarry houses not only the studio of this celebrated Uruguayan sculptor, but also includes a superb installation of contemporary sculpture on the beautiful grounds, a gallery of his own work, and a larger gallery with special Exhibitions of contemporary artists whom he knows. But the special treat was to meet, visit with, and watch the artist himself create his masterpieces in Italian travertine marble.

4. Ralli Museum

Los Arrayanes s/n | Barrio Beverly Hills, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay +598 4248 3476
Excellent
64%
Good
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Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 670 reviews

Ralli Museum

The Ralli Museums is focused on drawing attention to the works of living Latin-American Artists. Additionally, it exhibits works by European 15th through 18th. Century artists, post-impressionism collections as well as paintings and sculptures representing other artistic trends. As a non-profit, private institution we do not accept donations or subsidies fromo either public or private sources. Nor do we engage in any kind of commercial activity; consequently, no dining facilities or museums shops are available in our premises. We hope you will enjoy this proposal as muchs as we have enjoyed preparing it for you.

Reviewed By Mike M - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This museum is only open at weekends. The building is beautiful, outside and in. There's a quite nice wee sculpture garden/courtyard. Thankfully this was free as it was our third disappointing visit to places of art in Punta del Este. Another 5-10 minute tour of a flat, uninspiring display.

5. Rambla General Jose Artigas

Peninsula, Punta del Este, Uruguay
Excellent
61%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 190 reviews

Rambla General Jose Artigas

Reviewed By Pepperjackm - Texas

Rambla goes all around the Peninsula I would start at the Hand by the bus station, and Brava beach around the point Great Britain Square, then past the Harbor, on to Mansa Beach, or the reverse. Good views, picture taking, sea lions in the marina.

6. Puerto de Punta del Este

Punta del Este, Uruguay +598 4244 1000
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Puerto de Punta del Este

Reviewed By gerleg12 - Vancouver, Canada

Punta del este is a great place to see. We took a small group tour from the wharf where our cruise ship dropped us. The hand in the sand is quite interesting, as well as the must see Ralli Museum and Casapueblo, along with many other sites.

7. Arboretum Lussich

Camino Lussich, Ruta 38 a 300 Mts en la Ruta 93, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
Excellent
52%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 283 reviews

Arboretum Lussich

Reviewed By flynmar - Englewood, Florida

Definitely not the fancy arboretum of North American standards, but a wonderful example of one man's vision. Quiet, comfortably walkable, and even marked with QR codes on the various plant and tree specimens. Plus, there is no admission charge!

8. Playa Mansa

Punta del Este, Uruguay
Excellent
46%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Playa Mansa

Reviewed By Darrel J - Perth, Australia

Calm water, ideal for kids, & endless beach Nice whitish sand but chilly the day we were there - many people sunbathing but not many swimming

9. Colinas De Garzon

Bodego de Garzan, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay +598 4224 1759
Excellent
87%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 103 reviews

Colinas De Garzon

Reviewed By DERtravels - California

As part of a shore excursion, we took the trip out to the Bodega de Garzan and enjoyed both an olive oil and wine tasting. They have a very good presentation on the olive oil process in a state of the art showroom. They also let you taste their wines and almonds before you jump into a tractor pulled vehicle to see the vineyards and trees

10. Isla de Lobos

Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay +598 94 443 600
Excellent
56%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 436 reviews

Isla de Lobos

Reviewed By airport2015 - Jerusalem, Israel

A short trip on a small boat from the port of Punta Del Este will bring you to the Isla De Lobos the largest non migratory Sea Lions Reserve in the World You may view two distinct species of Sea Lions

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