Punta del Este (via Colonia) Ferry Port
Punta del Este is a coastal city situated on the south coast of Uruguay, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. The port is the gateway to Argentina, with many crossings to the capital city of Buenos Aires, lasting just under seven hours.
What is there to do in Punta del Este?
A playground for the elite; a getaway for the rich and famous; a carnival of money and debauchery – it’s fair to say Punta del Este has developed quite a lascivious reputation. Bronzed bodies in Bikinis adorn the beaches, luxury yachts line the harbour and towering skyscraper apartments afford breathtaking views of the wealthy extravaganza. There is no restriction on who can reside in the deluxe apartments, but there may as well be; astronomical rent and deposits even ostracize much of the middle classes. In spite of the sea of wealth, visiting for a few days is accessible to most people, and the hedonistic haven provides quite a spectacle.
The price may repel some visitors, but there aren’t many better places in South America than Punta Del Este to experience the vitality and energy synonymous with the continent. Head to the myriad of gorgeous beaches to bask in the sun whilst sipping on a cocktail at one of the beach clubs dotted along the shoreline. For a more tranquil experience, Arboretum Lussich is the perfect place to while away the hours in relative peace amid stunning surroundings. The nature and nightlife embody the city, yet there is some beautiful architecture in the centre; for a small fee you can peruse the stunning designs of the Taller de Casapueblo to gain an insight into Uruguay’s history.
How can you get around Punta del Este?
Walking is a popular way to travel around the waterfront, especially when the weather is agreeable. Many young people choose to hitchhike between night clubs due to the distance between them and the very high taxi prices.