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Published: April 11th 2013
This time we drove all the way to Punta Del Diablo which is close to the Brazilian border and about 300 km away from Montevideo. Apparently the Lonely Planet ranked Punta del Diablo among the top 10 cities to visit in 2008, well we have ticked that one off ...
The small and sleepy fisher village is perched on a gentle rise overlooking the ocean with lots of brightly colored buildings, including few shops, restaurants, bars and grocery stores.
Due to strict building restrictions, there are no high rises or luxury resorts. Instead there are small hotels, a hostel, cabanas and vacation houses.
The high season for tourism runs from December to Easter week. During high season, the population of the small fishing village of approximately 400 people grows to approximately 25´000!
Even though most of the hotels are open only during the high season, we were lucky and found 2 rooms in the hostel El Diablo Tranquilo which is open all year-round for the backpackers and us bankers http://eldiablotranquilo.com/lang/en-us
My personal favorite of the weekend was the swim in the sea on Sunday. We had awesome weather and I dared to jump in – it
A windy start of the weekend
reminded me so much on Lake Zurich in early spring.
On the way to Punta del Diabolo we stopped at Casa-Pueblo which is a resort-museum near Punta del Este. It was created by Uruguayan artist Paez-Vilaró. The whole place to looks like a giant sculpture – a blend of Pabolo Picasso and Gaudi.
And on the way back to MVD we stopped to a fancy restaurant in Jose Ignacio.
Love xxx p
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