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2019 Top-Rated South America & Antarctica Destinations
5.0 / 5.0
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Port of Punta del Este

Punta del Este is known for being something of a cosmopolitan hub on Uruguay's southeastern coast and fittingly so. It's home to a number of museums and galleries, upscale shops and boutiques and fine dining restaurants. But the city's beaches and woodlands are also popular among locals as well as tourists. For a change of pace, consider a hike to Arboretum Lussich for great views and a peek at the local wildlife.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

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About Punta del Este


Punta del Este has beautiful beaches, a cosmopolitan vibe and mild temperatures year-round


A popular South American destination that may become quite busy in peak season

Bottom Line

Punta del Este is a thoroughly modern and glamorous city that offers a little bit of everything

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