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April 20th 2013
Published: April 28th 2013
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Skyline by night
No Uruguay visit is complete without having seen Punta del Este – well at least, so I have been told by many people… so last weekend I finally headed this direction full of expectations.

Punta del Este is known for it's beaches, yachts, beautiful people and a vibrant night scene. It is expensive, usually about 50% more expensive than other areas of Uruguay, if not more. It's been called the Monaco of South America. Tourist season varies from totally deserted in the winter to very very crowded in the summer, unusual for a city this size.

So since we are in the middle of autumn over here - I did not find this exciting resort, but instead I found a laid back and mundane beach side town. I was very lucky with the weather including a swim in the sea. I explored the town by bike and enjoyed a relaxed and easy weekend.

Love xxx P

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The place reminded me a little on Ascona
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Los Dedos

Famous stone sculpture, which is about 5 meters wide and 3 meters high
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The pool

Nice and relaxing for a swim and read
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Residental area

I booked a hotel in the quiet residential area. By bike 2 minutes to the beach and 10 to the town center
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Residental area

full posh holiday homes with great gardens

I am surprised that we had no major power blackouts so far

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