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Punta del Este Travel Guide

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Punta Del Este Makes a Comeback

In the 1950's, the once sleepy fishing village of Punta del Este, Uruguay, vied with Havana and San Juan as most happening landing strip in...

It List: The Best New Hotels 2011

From a pioneering farmstead in South Africa to a sexy Manhattan skyscraper, these are the year’s best new hotels.

It List: The Best New Hotels 2012

From a Caribbean rustic-chic retreat to New Zealand’s Minaret Station (accessible only by helicopter), these are the year’s best new hotels.

Best Secret Beaches on Earth

These beach hideaways are understated, unexpected, and—at least for now—under the radar.

Uruguay: South America’s Latest Hot Spot

It’s tempting to apply the usual stereotypes to Uruguay, but T+L uncovers a land that confounds expectations.

Undiscovered Uruguay

Colonia, Uruguay is South America’s best-kept secret.

World's Strangest Statues

Pink ducks and giant babies: Here are some of the strangest statues on the planet.

Winter Travel: Hotel Update

Hot hotels in perfect destinations for winter travel.

The Next Frontier of Villa Rentals

As villa rentals expand into more adventurous locales, it's becoming easier to find houses in New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and northern and southern Africa. Sun-seekers...

Top Travel Trends of 2010

From underground supper clubs to virtual reality “trips,” the new year promises exciting and innovative discoveries for the traveler.
HOTELS

Las Piedras Fasano

When the cult-favorite Fasano Hotel brand opened its new spa retreat in Punta del Este, in-the-know jet-setters started packing their bags. Like the company’s urban properties in Rio and Sao... more ›


RESTAURANTS

El Garzón Restaurant

Trust Argentine chef Francis Mallmann to create a dining destination worth the detour. Five handsome guest rooms appeal to those who want to linger over the smashed gigot of local lamb. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Plaza Artigas

At this lively streetfair, most stalls sell inexpensive folkloric souvenirs and are worth visiting. more ›


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