140km east of Montevideo lies Punta del Este with its many beaches, elegant seaside homes, yacht harbor, high-rise buildings and glitzy restaurants it is one of South America’s most glamorous resorts and easily the most expensive place in Uruguay.
In its leafy suburbs are hotels, golf courses, casinos and holiday homes (some available to rent).
Our preferred accommodation
Country hotel - La BarraDating back to 1780, the hotel was built using local stone and adobe by pirates and was a secret place used to hold clandestine meetings in times of war. These days it is owned by two art and wine lovers who fell in love with the history and surrounding beauty.
Country hotel - La BarraOnce a working estancia, the Fasano combines contemporary architecture and elegance to provide a truly memorable stay. The hotel is set in four hectares of land, with the restaurant offering the best views of the surrounding countryside. There is an outdoor sunset bar and quirky swimming pool and sauna.
Inn/Posada - Punta del EsteA fresh, modern hotel in a residential area of Punta del Este a few blocks from the beach yet close to some lovely restaurants. A spacious lobby leads to a chic bar and breakfast area and outside is a pool and terrace. There is a small gym, spa service and private cinema.
Country hotel - Punta del EsteA boutique hotel set in a beautiful water tower, a few blocks from the beach and near the golf course. It is so unique with charm, elegance and very helpful, friendly staff. There are relaxing, pretty gardens with an outside pool and terrace. It has a famous tea house, their waffles are legendary!