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April 11th 2013
Published: April 11th 2013
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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
Casa Pueblo Casa Pueblo Casa Pueblo

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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I can even sit on themI can even sit on them
I can even sit on them

.... and slide off hurting my head :(
Sandy beachesSandy beaches
Sandy beaches

at Punta Del Diablo
Tipical colored buildingTipical colored building
Tipical colored building

Probably a summer beach house
Our hostel El Diablo Tranquilo Our hostel El Diablo Tranquilo
Our hostel El Diablo Tranquilo

Highly rated in the Lonely Planet
Our balconyOur balcony
Our balcony

including hammocks
Our balconyOur balcony
Our balcony

.... and great views
The kitchenetteThe kitchenette
The kitchenette

Thanks Kilian for the washing up
Vamos a la playa....Vamos a la playa....
Vamos a la playa....

Sunday was the perfect beach day
meme
me

can't wait for my swim
Restaurant in Jose IgnacioRestaurant in Jose Ignacio
Restaurant in Jose Ignacio

the place to be.... great finish for a chilaxed weekend


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