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Today we had a long ride in the tender to reach Punta del Este. It is a very clean, modern type city that appears to be very affluent and is obviously a timeshare/ holiday resort built on the Peninsular. A boardwalk surrounds the main area and is a lovely walk around the ...
... neighborhoods gawking at the fabulous mansions and getting a feel for the area. We also stopped to get a closer look at this bizarre sculpture on the beach of an enormous hand with the individual fingers erupting out of the sand. When we got back to Jose Ignacio, we had dinner at a little rustic restaurant that was a few blocks from the container.
The weather improved the next day so, after another conversation with Patricia, who we were going to possibly hook ...
Was it worth it? Well, I couldn't really complain about transportation (1 ferry + 2 buses), so I guess the answer is yes. Punta del Este is said to be San Tropez of LatAm. Perhaps, during the festive season (till the end of January), when rich Portenos go there to celebrate NY, it is true. But starting February, the ...
... in front of us and stopped to watch it for a while. There's plenty of wildlife along Uruguay's beaches and you can go on trips to watch seals, sea lions and other coastal creatures. We continued past the surfers and up to Playa Brava, where we sat down in the afternoon sun and rested our legs.
The sun dipping in the sky signalled that it was time for us to head over to Playa Mansa on the western side of the peninsula and ...
... old machinery and junk. There are still plenty of vintage cars, some junk, some work-in-progress, others restored or in working order.
We cross a number of estuaries getting closer to Punta, and finally sight the sea just short of it. The standard of housing has increased dramatically, and when we climb to the Maldonado bus station through suburban streets, the housing, and in particular the lawns and gardens would match any flash Australian ...