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Puerto de Punta del Este

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Address: Punta del Este, Uruguay
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+598 4244 1000

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Wifi and internet are practically inexistent. If the hotel you are staying at doesn't have it, you will only find it at McDonald's or other restaurants. If you rent an apartment... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Mary H
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wifi and internet are practically inexistent. If the hotel you are staying at doesn't have it, you will only find it at McDonald's or other restaurants. If you rent an apartment that does not have a land line telephone, you CANNOT install the Tourist Internet package offered by Antel, the phone company that has the monopoly on internet in Uruguay.... More 

Thank Mary H
Tvedestrand, Aust-Agder, Norway
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The harbor is pretty but there isn't much to do there but take a boat or eat at an expensive restaurant. I read that there are sea lions in the harbor but we didn't see any when we there.

Thank Christina M
Calgary, Canada
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594 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 571 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Punta de Este is clean, upscale resort town that has been referred to as the Monaco of South America. The port is the hub of activity around the downtown and this is the docking station for tenders from visiting cruise ships. The major sights can be visited on foot in approximately 2 hours. The tourist office at the port provides... More 

Thank FunOnly
San Diego, California
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We drove around the port of Punta del Este and wound up at the confluence of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Very nice neighborhoods around there too.

Thank Winehen
Airlie Beach, Australia
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857 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sea Lions arrive every morning to clean up the scraps from the fishing boats. Some huge specimens stay in the harbor all day and parade for tourists.

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Miami, Florida
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765 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a very nice port. It is a good place to visit. It is well worth the time. I was there to see the sunset.

Thank Alejandro Z
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I lost my boat to go to Isla de los Lobos and I was very disappointed because I really wanted to see the Southern Hemisphere sea lions (wolves) but there are a few around feeding into the fish that fishermen disposed and they are so incredibly amazing. That experience is worth the trip alone. If you add other attractions as... More 

Thank Ricardo B
Santiago, Chile
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nice visit, good food and good walking distance from other parts of the city. During the summer is hot, take water but you can always buy it around.

Thank Pablo N
new york
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We were in port for one day. What a pretty pristine town. The port is clean and well kept the people are wonderful. Great beach lots of restaurants etc.

Thank nicolo_bucci
Jerusalem, Israel
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518 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice port,not suitable to Barbour large cruise ships that are out of the port using smaller tender boats.Plenty of restaurants and remains of the naval battles between the German and British navy during the Second World War

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