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Travel Blogs from Piriapolis
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 ...
We don't really get the hype about Punta del Este. Mostly concrete tower blocks, small unswimmable beaches & closed shops it really isn't what you expect for THE place to be in the region. Admittedly it was out of season & even pretty cold, but the place ...
... cafe, printed out the form, I then had a very bad photo taken and the joy of joys - was having to find someone certify it all! It's bad enough going around asking people to certify things in Australia, but when you can't even explain what you want and what it's for, it gets tricky. We tried a pharmacy first, the ladies understood, but said that they weren't authorised to do it. Then we headed to the police station, where in broken Spanish I explained what I ...
... are pleased that this is not our final destination, as it is some distance from the tourist centre, and carry on via the coast into Punta proper, with two cruise liners in the bay, and high rise hotels and residential blocks along the curve of beach.
Punta del Este proper, with a population of 7,000, is relatively small, confined to a narrow peninsula that officially divides the Rio de la Plata from the Atlantic Ocean. It is supposedly one of ...
... it was interesting, and free to boot.
at the hotel, the flight worry was found to have been resolved and we
enjoyed a very relaxing afternoon at the beach. Watching the sun go
down is always special experience, but to see the sun setting over
the sea at Piriapolis was spellbinding. AND we found the Parilla lit
as promised, so enjoyed another steak and a pretty good red wine,
though value-for-money well down on Argentina.