Dunas del Este
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So we woke up expecting to just go around the downtown area but we got an offer to go on a day trip to Punta del este which is on the coast.
We figured it was a decent idea and in the end we were happy that we went.
We started by driving down towards Piriapolis and stopped there for some pics and sightseeing, & made our way to punta del este for some lunch and seeing the ...
... whih occupied enough of our time before we turned around and saw 2 baby puma cubs being groomed by their mother. We spent about 30 minutes adoring them and realized how dark it was getting. We zoomed through the other half of the place but missed a lot of the enclosures because the place was closing so we decided to come back again tomorrow because it was so cool. Being a research centre and not really a zoo, the enclosures were all decent size and all of the ...
... Palace Hotel, which turned out to be our London Hotel, and our voucher was processed in a friendly, efficient manner, and we were in our small but clean and bright room in no time, via an old-style concertina door lift.
After checking with the desk on go and no-go places, we had a look at the main street, then headed down a side street that looked not-too-threatening, to the seafront, as it wasn’t yet dark. The malecon was four lanes ...
... Uruguay's extensive 300km coast of unspoilt, beautiful sandy beach for a few days relaxation. Piriapolis is a picturesque resort, lying in an area resembling the South of France with high sand dunes, pine forests bordering the beach (although we were baffled as to where the local trend for thatched roofs came from.... answers on a postcard please). We were greeted by cloudless blue skies, empty sandy beaches ...
... were here first "hunting and fishing" stylz
Ø The Jesuit's arrived around 1624. The Portuguese, Spanish and British fought for 200 years to gain a foothold.
Ø 1811 Brazil ended up controlling the region.
Ø 1828 Orientales with help from Argentine troops, ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility