Argentino Hotel Casino Piriapolis
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Thursday we were off to the beach. We all needed to be somewhere with no tourist attractions other than sand, the sea and maybe a fireplace. We chose Piriápolis after reading about its beauty without any glitz. Also, it happens to be the closest beach town to Montevideo. Though its beaches are truly white and the horizon seen from its shores very distant, the body of water it hugs is technically still a river, El Río Plata, ...
... idea to get some nice dinner, especially since our bed for the night would be the coach from Montevideo to Salto and so we don't have to pay to stay anywhere. The restaurant had been booked out by Chris uniquely for us (or it could have just been low season). The waiter was really friendly and we decided to order some steaks...and what a decision that was! These were the best steaks, absolutely delicious and just melted in your mouth. Yum, perfect! Best steak of South America so ...
... go back to our hotel, pack up and check out. We ended up missing the exit to the highway leaving Montevideo and took a smaller road. It's true though, as long as the ocean is on your right, you're going in the right direction. We stopped at a Super Walmart type store called Geant, and picked up beach towels, chips, hairspray for my high maintenance husband and vodka for me. Then we had to stop at a gas station for a legit map and were again on our way.
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An early bus took us the hour and a half to a picture perfect beach town called Piriapolis, just south of much more famous and crowded Punta del Este. But for that very reason, we chose Piriapolis for our day trip out of dirty Montevideo.
Everything in Montevideo is either worn out, run down, or broken. Everything in this neighborhood anyway, so ...
Punta looks a lot like Miami Beach, high rise buildings bordering a beach walk lined with cafes and restaurants. The water wasn't anything special, as we were told the runoff of the Rio Plata had turned the water a murky brown during the time we were there. Only on our last day in Punta was the water a nice aqua blue.
We stayed in the area named La Barra, at the Mantra Casino and Resort. Great ...