Travel Blogs from Piriapolis
... say about today really apart from watching useche attempt rock climbing (which he was very decent at) & checking out the waves along the coast to doing some rock climbing of our own (much smaller though) haha, the photos will tell you the story.
By this stage of the trip Uruguay had exceeded all my expectations and we were blown away by the generosity of the locals and our new friends.
... It had closed down. There was however one across the road, so we went across the street and checked out another place who were charging close to 30 dollars for a dormroom, so we kept on trekeing.We got to argentina hotel which is a beautiful historical building right on the strip. We walked in and just out of curiosity checked how much it was. As expected, it was a little expensive for us but a nice ...
... a day. We follow the city walking tour (shown in our map from the tourist office) down the main street to the Plaza Independencia, getting architectural photos on the way, including the Gaudi-esque Palacio Heber, and the colonnaded over-ornate high rise at the entrance to the square. The plaza has an equestrian statue of General Artigas above his mausoleum, and the remains of the Puerto de la Ciudadela, the Theatre Solis, and a 1960’s curtain wall ...
... an extremely good Chilean Sauvignon Blanc.
Drove northwards up the winding coastal road. Piriapolis was the first holiday resort established in Uruguay and is popular with visitors coming across the river Plate from Buenos Aires and out from Montevideo for a break. It was developed in the 1930s and now seems like a good old fashioned British resort stuck in the 1960s but as soon as we drove northwards the countryside was completely unspoilt for a while, ...
... white sand; and Playa Bikini, which is where all the 'beautiful people' go to parade around. I spent my first day relaxing with a book on Brava Beach whilst soaking up the sun and taking an occasional dip in the fairly cold sea. Then I chose to spend my second day on Bikini Beach, and no matter how hard I tried I could not concentrate on my book at all as there was far too much entertainment from the perfect-bodied posers. Although ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center