Punta del Este is located in Uruguay. To be more exact, it is located on the strip of land that separates the Rio de La Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for being one of the most popular natural spas in Latin America. But for younger travelers it is an essential destination since it is known as the Ibiza of South America.
Punta del Este has a promenade and a port with a large mooring capacity. Gorlero Avenue is the one that runs along the entire promenade and in it we find all kinds of activities, theaters, cinemas, restaurants, casinos, shopping centers, etc. In the summer season the city receives a significant number of tourists. Those who visit the area the most are Argentines and Brazilians but, in recent years, North American and European tourism has been growing.
In Punta Ballena , west of Punta del Este, is Casapueblo. Its construction lasted about 36 years and was the work of the Uruguayan painter and sculptor Carlos Páez Vilaró who used it as a retirement home and for vacations. Today you can visit the museum and its art gallery.
Gorriti Island is another place that tourists cannot miss. It is a natural reserve declared a national heritage, so construction is prohibited. In the west bay we find Playa Onda. In summer it is the meeting place for sailboats and yachts. In the northern part is Puerto Jardín and in the eastern part, Puerto Cañón . Here a small dock awaits us for commercial vessels.