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Travel Blogs from Punta del Este
... friend Disco so all round successful!
Next stop Colonia!
The Nitty Gritty:
Accommodation: El Viajero: The second of these chain of hostels we have stayed at. More or less the same setup as the last one but however with a bit more room. The doubles are really nice and good value the dorm is certainly more than acceptable, certainly for the price. There is a decent sized kitchen and living area and a pool table.
... along the coast included the following stops:
Colonia: Loved Uruguay's oldest town, but the weather was sub-par so we spent most of the time playing rummy. We did squeeze a few good runs in along the water, but because of the village's location next to the Rio del la Plate, the water appears as thought it's been flushed down from the world's largest porta-potty.
Punta Del Este. Now we're talking. The blue ocean water ...
It seemed so strange to be getting a bus, and as we have only gotten one other bus on this trip (to take the bikes to Cartegena, to the start of the trip) we were unsure about what to say in Spanish to make sure we were going to the right place. Thankfully it was all easy and we quickly found ourselves on a nice bus that was whizzing along the coast. It seemed like we were travelling so fast, as we have been so used to the slow going ...
... were a lovely young Argentinian couple who spent the 15 minute ride practicing their English and sharing their mate (local tea). Next stop was Cabo Polonio and with two girls from the last hostel added to our party, for a couple of days, we headed down the coast. Cabo is a tiny coastal village with no roads leading to it, so can only be reached over the sand dunes, through a national park. In low season thirty ...
So, I got up this morning and had that hot shower I was so hoping for. I went down at 7:30 am and had breakfast. The woman who prepares the breakfasts and cleans the rooms (I forget her name) looked after me one last time. She always greets you with a smile.
So, after breakfast I went outside and opened the front gate in anticipation for the taxi at 8:00 AM. I was a bit nervous leaving only 30 minutes before the bus departure ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility