Mantra Resort Spa & Casino
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... in pool before we headed back to the beach for another sunset. It wasn't quite as nice as yesterdays but still very decent. The evening was another quiet affair, though this time Ed finally pulled it out of the bag and beat me about 4-3 in pool. There's not many poeople in the hostel. Besides all the beach time had wiped us out so social skills weren't as sharp as they could be. ...
After checking out we jumped on a two hour bus to Punto Del Esta. I faded in and out of sleep. As Ed's been here before he acted as our tour guide, and once we checked into the hostel we headed out to see the sights. The most famous thing here is a piece of art that looks like a hand breaking out of the beach. Otherwise the town is known as being on the peninsula where the uber big Rio De La Plata ...
... a relief that Shane and I weren't staying in this big resort town, which had luxury, high-rise apartments all along that shore but seemed to be a ghost town at this time of year. Presumably, the place springs to life in January when all Argentinians and Uruguayans take their summer break.
Ten minutes by bus further east along the coast is La Barra, a sleepy beach resort town. It comprised a few expensive cafes ...
... has been nicely done up, but because it’s old, it suffers from wooden floors that squeak, and doors that don’t fit properly. We have large, ill-fitting glass doors leading onto a lit courtyard. As a result of all this, Dianne gets very little sleep, and would probably move if it wasn’t for other complications, such as paid deposits, forward bookings and the fact we want to leave our luggage here when we go to Uruguay for a few days. Dianne ...
... Spent the rest of Wednesday wandering around, checking out the fancy boats in the harbour, watching sunset, and trying to find somewhere cheap to eat! Thursday we spent mostly on the beach and chilling - sorry all of you at home, it's a hard life! Friday morning early flight back to Buenos Aires.
---- What we learnt ----
- Not to follow the Lonely Planet for hostel advice; they are either overcrowded, expensive or both!
- Punta del Este is not cheap.