Punta del Este
"No place combines so well the beach with the countryside, in a way as sophisticated as it is laid-back."
The world class South American beach resort of Punta Del Este extends elegantly into the glistening waters off the coast of Uruguay. The golden sands, natural seaside homes, and world class cuisine attracts elite visitors, transforming the destination into the jet set’s playground. Often compared to the Hamptons, St. Tropez and Monaco, Punta del Este stands out for its unique landscape, combining the best of the city, the countryside, and the beach. The town’s vibrant nightlife keeps guests entertained into the early morning and the daylight hours are filled with horseback riding through the pristine nature, discovering the one-of-a-kind Casapueblo, and experiencing an authentic asado, a uniquely South American social event involving a barbecue.
In Punta del Este, readers uncover the various, can’t-miss towns dotting the region, each with their own distinct offerings: Las Piedras for the luxurious Fasano Hotel, Manantiales for unmatched surfing, Garzòn to experience the otherworldly cuisine of Francis Mallmann, and La Barra for some much-needed beachside relaxation. The mystique of Punta del Este will never cease to mesmerize.