I stayed at the Rincón del Este in Punta del Este last month and it was such a great relaxing break full of nature and sports for my whole family! Located near the Cantegril Golf, it has two indoor heated pools, a sundeck, and tennis courts. It´s especially great for recreation too. The fully equipped apartments are very comfortable and the food at the restaurant was very good quality! You can definitely forget about everything and really relax here.
The famous 5-star Hotel Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino is a Vegas-style casino located at Stop 4 in Playa Mansa, in front of Gorriti Island. It's cozy lobby is imposing with a beautiful ocean view. The culinary confection in Las Brisas, a California-style oceanfront restaurant, offers a spectacular buffet. In the popular Sailing lounge, you can find all kinds of delicacies, snacks, tapas, hors d'oeuvres, and a full range of drinks, as well as afternoon tea and nights of Saint Tropez for VIP dinner parties, where a gourmet la carte menu includes Italian cuisine and excellent service. For something more informal, the most convenient restaurant is the Gauchos Grill & Bar on the top floor of the hotel with a menu of grilled meats, snacks and cocktails. All places mentioned have excellent service. The exclusive spa is in Playa Mansa and there's a wooden walkway to access it. The area closest to the peninsula is called Fingers due to a sculpture group created in the first international sculpture area. On this beach you can rent tents, umbrellas and lounge chairs. There are also summer sports events such as the World Surfing Championship and volley pairs.
Punta del Este is a resort city, located on the extreme southern peninsular of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (ROU), where the Rio de la Plata ends and the Atlantic Ocean begins. It is one of the most exclusive spas in South America and a top meeting point of the upper classes of both Uruguay and Argentina, for many years, and in recent years to international jet setters. Many Uruguayans and Argentinians have summer residences located in this city and spend their holiday season (from December to March) "in the East". It has grown and expanded dramatically, and those people that visited many years ago but haven´t returned since, will find a new city that is no longer confined to the Peninsula but extends along both coasts to places you never imagined before that would become populated. Seeing the city with all its lights at night, gives another dimension to the landscape of this exclusive resort of the Uruguayan coast.
The AJAX HOTEL is a 3 star hotel which is conveniently located just 100 meters away from La Mansa, and an equal distance from Conrad Casino, 2 blocks from Av Gorlero (Main Street) and bus terminal. It is simple but well equipped with all the comforts of a modern hotel. It looks rather like a large villa, which makes it seem more familiar. It has 68 rooms available, all offering a view outside. The price includes a buffet breakfast, safe, beach service and 24 hour room service. In this season, which leads to the 31/03/10 both single and double rooms (twin or double) cost US$95 per day. The triple US$ 120 per day. I stayed there during the month of December 2006, a long weekend we had traveled in order to rent an apartment for the following January, and it really went very well. Above all, even though we didn´t have a car we were one step away from everything, without being subject to the "night noise" and movement of people and cars on the Peninsula.
The Lake Club Hotel and Golf Resort is located in a perfect location on the edge of Laguna del Sauce. It is a five star hotel, and it is among the best rated in South America. It has a very pretty golf course and both an outdoor and an indoor pool. It has a ballroom, several sitting areas, magnificent panoramic views, surrounded by greenery contrasting with the blue of Laguna del Sauce. The building style is Mediterranean. It has 75 rooms, all offering great views of the lagoon or the garden. It is decorated with 400 works of art by Uruguayan artists, making it a true art gallery. The golf course has 20 holes, with three different circuits, it has a died
The GOLF GARDEN neighborhood park, is only 5 minutes from Punta del Este peninsula. It has direct access to Playa Brava. Uruguayans say this neighborhood is a lifestyle emblem of this coastal city. In the mid 60s a group of local and foreign people bought the land and began to form this beautiful, distinguished neighborhood. This neighborhood is bordered on one side the 18 stop of the Playa Brava and on the other side, the forest and the golf course. It slowly became full of summer homes of refined European style, stone walls and bricks, tiles and wooden. Its proximity to Golf, makes it even more valued, as many homes share it as a green park. There are lots of green .... Both lawn and flower gardens, well manicured and beautiful trees. Go to know both on foot and by car very recreational.
The Aduana y Edificio Yacht Club in Punta del Este is a classic sight to see on your route to the Puereto. The buildings are large and have a distinct appearance, since Aduana is a huge building and with old traditional look and the Yacht Club looks like a large villa, with its red tiles and white walls. At Aduana, all formalities are carried out for the vessels that arrive in Punta del Este. At the Yacht Club, in addition to meetings and rigorous assemblies, interesting nautical lectures are often organized in the summer. I had an opportunity to attend a lecture on Sinking Graaf Spee, which was extremely enlightening and personally gave me completely new information and images about this event.
The Bonne Etoile is a 3 star hotel located on the peninsula, just two blocks from the "noisy nightclub" and half a block from La Mansa Beach and just 3 blocks from the port itself. The owners manage the property and it's a simple, but very nice place. The location near the beach make it highly recommendable for traveling if you don't have a car. It's just two blocks away from Gorlero, which is the Main Street. Prices around 31-3-2010: Double Standard $60 USD. - Superior Double $70 USD. The rate includes breakfast. The rooms are simple but nice and has all the services offered by most hotels. - This hotel is open till after Easter, then closed until July. Personally I stayed on it long ago, in 1978. The attention was very good and the location too.
The San Rafael neighborhood is located in the exclusive resort town of Punta del Este in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay (ROU), on the coast of Playa Brava beach bathing in the Atlantic Ocean. This was one of the first neighborhoods of Punta del Este where they began to construct real mansions where wealthy people from Uruguay and Argentina, especially Buenos Aires, built their summer homes. The first important casino was in this neighborhood because there was another casino on the same peninsula, which still exists, but it was not as luxurious as the one in San Rafael. The houses in this neighborhood, especially those on the coast, as the district extends inward, were the first luxury homes in Punta del Este. At present there are many other similar neighborhoods. Start by showing some of San Rafael.
This bridge crosses the Arroyo Maldonado and is situated at the end of the coastal path that runs along the beaches from the Brava on the Atlantic Ocean. At first it was a single bridge but as the Punta del Este and La Barra began to increase in popularity, the number of vehicles increased dramatically. After about two years, another bridge was built parallel to it, so the traffic has lightened. La Barra in particular is a very popular and busy nightspot.
If you're wondering where to stay in Punta del Este, you're in luck. In this city you have the unique opportunity to experience the traditional life of Uruguayans. To do this, search for Punta del Este lodging outside of the tourist area and you'll find farms that have been opened to visitors. The experience is enriching. In these types of Punta del Este accommodations you will discover how to live in the country and will learn the most ingrained habits of its local inhabitants. This is an option increasingly used by both domestic tourists and foreigners.
Uruguay warmly welcomes visitors looking for places to stay in Punta del Este. It is traditional to participate in the festivities of the people. The 'gauchos' will be sure to offer you a good cup of yerba mate, the local drink. But if that's not your cup of tea, there are also more conventional hotels in Punta del Este where you can drink beer and spirits.
During the last decade, the local government has been working to convert Punta del Este into a college town, so it's easy to find cheap lodging in Punta del Este like guesthouses and hostels. At the moment, the tourist infrastructure is still growing. While there are some Punta del Este hotels, you won't find as many as you do in other big cities. Use minube to search for Punta del Este hotel deals, compare rooms, and soon you'll be in Uruguay enjoying Punta del Este hotel cooking and a good night's sleep!