Discover Punta del Este and Piriápolis with this trip from Montevideo. Our tour will take you along Uruguay's glorious Costa de Oro coastline to the two most important resort towns in the region.
Punta del Este and Piriapolis Trip
We will collect you from your hotel in Montevideo and then leave the capital behind and head east. Our journey will take us along the spectacular Costa de Oro coastline, arriving at the pretty resort town of Piriapolis.
Once in the town, we will take you to the Hotel Argentino, an enormous, historic building constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. We will also climb up San Antonio hill which offers some gorgeous views across the beach and the town which was one of the first holiday resorts in Uruguay.
Then we head to Punta Ballena to visit the famous Casapueblo citadel, which was built by Uruguayan sculptor Carlos Páez Vilarós. He began work on it in 1958 using planks and materials found on the seashore. What started as a wooden shack which was used as the artist's residence, is today a 13-floor mansion which houses a museum, art gallery, hotel.
The following stop on our excursion is the glitzy resort town of Punta del Este, affectionally nicknamed the "Monaco of the South". Here you will admire the impressive beaches, and stroll along the golden sand of Playa Mansa. You will see the magnificent mansions and summer homes which adorn the neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, El Golf, Cantegril, and San Rafael.
Our tour then continues at Barra de Maldonado, an ancient fishing port named after the river which flows into the Atlantic Ocean here. Afterward, we will board a bus and head to Playa Brava, famous for its finger sculpture emerging from the sand.
We finish the trip in the city center, where you will have free time to eat in one of the traditional restaurants or do some shopping in the handicrafts market. Around 4 pm we will leave Punte del Este and head back to Montevideo.
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Tour in English
Children under 3 years old.Free
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Food and drink.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Montevideo local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).