Awa Boutique and Design Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAwa Boutique and Design Hotel Punta del Este
A beautiful boutique hotel in the design district of Punte del Esta. Quiet,organised and attentive it has all the facilities you would expect with a professional friendly staff,great breakfast.
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A gigantic modern air conditioned leviathan of a bus pulled up outside my hotel this morning,I was late and mid breakfast I was interrupted by a phone call to tell me the bus was waiting for me and that I needed to check out "now!" I had forgotten to set my watch/phone to Uruguay time which was one hour ahead of Paraguay time , so my leisurely …
... of the town. Nice views, ocean all around and cute little houses make Punta a good holiday destination.
Even though I found Uruguay to be very expensive.
As I wandered around the harbor, a local who was cutting fish started a conversation with me. Very friendly he seemed. Up to the point he asked me if I'm pregnant!
I answered my usual sentence: "no, I just am fat" (instantly regretting that ice cream I had before).
I was a bit hurt and didn't wanna ...
... of locals. We decided that it must be good value, so lined up for a hamburguesa con todo, and a milanesa, both of heroic proportions, for a reasonable, but not cheap price. We made an attempt on these sitting down, but decided to walk with them, as we were limited for time. We would have liked more time to be able to sit and eat in one of the trendy restaurants, and soak in the atmosphere, which seems to be the done thing here.
From here ...
... in search of internet. Actually it's quite easy as there is free wi-fi on the main strip, only a block away. J The mornings are usually overcast so I leave the beach for the afternoon. Speaking of beaches, there are some here for every taste. Quiet sea, big waves, salty or less, coarse sand, fine near white sands and rocky coast preferred by the fishermen. One peculiar thing I’ve noticed in South America is the excessive sponsorship of everything from beaches all the way to ...
... Achilles. Damaged, the Graf Spee headed to neutral Monevideo, but had to leave with in 72 hours. The German captain then chose to scuttle the boat and blow his head off, rather than face the awaiting Brits. All very dramatic stuff for the avid war historians among us, but for me - yawn yawn yawn - time to hit the beach in Punta Del Este. What a fabulous place to have a beach vacation. Its kind of like a mini Gold Coast (in Qld Australia), but the week before Christmas, it ...