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We rented a house in Jose Ignacio (30-40 minutes from Punta) for the weekend but decided to go a day earlier to see Punta and hopefully go scuba diving with sea lions. This was a partial success.
For those who don't know what Punta del Este is, it is a beach ringed town/peninsula in Uruguay about 1.5 hours from Montevideo. It's widely …
... as hoping for a break in the clouds to see
the sunset from the point/beach/yacht club, back over the bridge on the river
bank south of town. There was a huge procession of cars heading that way too
and we were in for a treat – the cloud made it spectacular.
Back to the super for a beer and a stack of Stax for dinner –
at over £2 a pop I just have to stop!
... hostel and asked the receptionist to call the security company, to see if when they clean out the machine, they find anything. Apparently the ATMs here have a feature where they eat your card if it isn't collected so I guess we have to wait and see if it turns up later on. There is nothing we could do about it now. We called it an early night tonight as we had planned on getting up early in the morning to rent a car and see some of the country by car.
... 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.
... up from any available space/balcony or roof top. The sky lit up as did the buildings all around us, it sounded like a warzone but it couldn't have looked any better. Caught up we only made it back to the cafe about 12.35 to a smiling but confused waiter. No harm in saying, Karina felt upset at one point that new year had been washed out, but as we partied on the street into the night with a rocking band, a DJ and a vibrant crowd, life was good as we welcomed in 2013. Happy New Year ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Alhambra Punta del Este
Super convenient hotel right in the middle of Punta del Este. You can easily walk to any point of the peninsula. It's nothing fancy, but it was clean, showers had hot water, the wifi worked well, and there was a free breakfast. It was a bit pricey, but I would definitely stay there again.
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