A favourite with celebrities, Punta del Este is fast being internationally recognised as an exclusive and stylish beach resort.
Punta del Este is the new place to be seen, and the celebrities of South America know it, flocking here for their annual beach breaks. During the day, sun worshippers laze on the white sands and at night music plays and lanterns are lit along the shore for the many beach parties that take place. Once you’ve soaked up enough sun, a number of chic shopping opportunities await, as does the interesting museum and café of Casapueblo. Once a home and workshop of the famous Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, it now houses a museum, art gallery, cafeteria and a hotel. Further afield it is possible to take a boat out to the nearby sealion colonies and the iconic ‘Mano de Punta del Este’ sculpture. This huge hand on the beach has become an internationally recognised piece of art. Glamourous and feisty, and with an impressive list of private properties, this little peninsula is a great place to spend a luxury holiday in South America.