Hotel Del Lago Golf & Art Resort
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After a couple of bus rides we arrived to the wonderful quiet town of Manantiales where we visited Soli and Anita, old friends of Lane from Aspen! We had a fantastic time there meeting great people, eating delicious food and stand-up paddling on the atlantic ocean (for me more "sit-down" paddling because of the big waves ;-) ) Also we were lucky that it was off-season, otherwise we would not have had the beach just for ...
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 ...
... around Uruguay because there are 30 pesos to the pound. So sometimes you are spending 1000 pesos and it feels like you are spending a fortune when in reality you are spending 33 quid.
Staying here for a day and then heading off to Buenos Aires to flirt with Tango and dodge the pick-pocketers.
All the best
... is between 9:30 AM and Noon.
Today Claudia (the doctor) left. I decided to walk along the beach. Nicolas (the owner) said it would be ok to walk in front of the properties. So I did. I took a few pictures of the neighbours homes. WOW. I wonder who lives in these homes? What do they do for a living? Are they happy?
I walked along the shoreline until I reached one of the beaches. There were hardly any people ...
... the sticks, yet only a 20 minute walk to the beach. Decked out with a pool, bar, lovely staff and great tunes... it was a very good find.
All in all, the few days that we spent in Uruguay were fantastic - the perfect beach escape that we craved. Lucky for us we visited when the peak season was over, which meant that the beaches were really quiet... relaxing perfection. Given that all we did was lounge around in the sun for a few days, there isn't really a great deal else to say! ...