It is placed about one hour and a half of Montevideo by car.
Luxurious summer residences, tall seafront buildings, enormous yachts, luxury hotels and restaurants make this the most glamorous resort in the Americas.
Where luxury and nature meet, Punta del Este is internationally recognized as one of the most important resorts in the Americas and the most exclusive in the region. It is located in the department of Maldonado, just an hour and a half from the capital. Luxurious summer residences, tall seafront buildings, enormous yachts, luxury hotels and restaurants make this the most glamorous resort in the Americas. Not surprisingly, it has been chosen as the summer destination of celebrities like the designer Ralph Lauren, the football player Zinedine Zidane, Metallica singer James Hetfield and the Columbian singer Shakira. Around the city the visitor will find a wide range of recreational activities on offer, including exhibition halls, restaurants, pubs, discos, antique shops, art galleries, cinemas, theaters and a lively nightlife. This city resort is chosen to host luxurious parties, the fashion shows of prestigious brands and a wide range of large-scale cultural events such as the International Jazz Festival, the International Film Festival and exhibitions by well-known contemporary artists. Punta del Este is also a unique natural destination. With over 20 km of coast and tall hills overlooking the sea, the resort also offers charming places and landscapes for those who come in search of absolute tranquility. The point where the two most famous beaches, Playa Mansa and Playa Brava, meet, marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the start of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort has grown westward forming Punta Ballena and eastward forming La Barra and José Ignacio. The diversity of its coast and its fine white sand make it an ideal destination for sports like surfing, windsurfing, jet-skiing, motor-boating, sailing, fishing and yachting. On dry land, the stage is set for tourists to engage in other sports such as polo, golf, tennis or rugby. In short, Punta del Este is synonymous with endless alternatives to satisfy the needs of the most demanding and diverse tourists.