Pueblo Arriba Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Punta del Diablo
... and mysterious and half-dead – nothing open and nobody about, just me and
the dogs! Found a couple of open restaurants so plan to return manana for the
fabled bunuelos de algas, seaweed fritters, a local speciality that I have been
dying to sample.
Headed to the super for some stout and back to the ranch to
crank up the heating, cook up some soup and enjoy sleeping to the sound of
waves crashing on the shore.
... to Adam and Anna, an American couple that were heading to Brazil for World Cup. They were lovely. The rain cleared up so,we headed out to check the other beach and find the fish empanadas guy. Apparently the second best in the whole of South America. We walked to the beach it was nice but very choppy. We have noticed that the water is very brown here. The town is small but spacious, with dirt roads twisting around shops and homes. We walked through the centre and ...
... apparently Argentina has a high incidence of plastic surgery… next to Brazil... and the US.
Ironically we were all under these Bunnings-style sun shades and every now and again, the boob lady would get out a massive black pressure hose and start watering down all the shades. Then the Jamaican hippies out the front started drinking home brew out of a massive bottle and playing on their drums so that we had Flamenco guitar, Jamaican reggae and boob lady ...
... house, they were able to help us arrange a horseback tour of the area with a Punta del Diablo local, Fabian. We rode through the hills, into the forest, and along the beach. I was riding on a stubborn horse named Boracha, which means drunk, so we were all over the place. After the experience, I was sore for almost a week. But for my first horseback riding experience, it could not have been better.
Another top highlight ...
... owner feels, and the pace of life is incredibly relaxed...a place made for unwinding and relaxing!! And so the 2 days I thought I might stay became 3...I changed hostel to be even closer to the beach...3 days became 4...4 days became 5...until eventually I had no choice but to leave and head back to the west of Uruguay. Luckily, this also coincided with a huge storm and the end of the sun which I had been blessed with during my extended time...how's about that for ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking