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Trip Guide to Uruguay's Once-Again-Hot Resort Town: Punta del Este

Martin Morrell Poolside at the Serena Hotel in Uruguay.

Photo: Martin Morrell

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 Latin America. Now, after surviving a dictatorship and economic woes, Punta is luring back the jet set.

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Inspired by: Punta Del Este Makes a Comeback — by Horacio Silva, Published Feb. 2006

Hotels (6)

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Restaurants (5)

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    Daiquiri Fondue

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    La Pasiva

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    Parador La Huella

    Chic South Americans congregate amid the dunes for languorous midday meals that can last until dusk. Keep things simple with sea bass cooked over c... More
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    La Bourgogne, Punta del Este

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    Los Negros

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    Plaza Artigas

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

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    Moby Dick

    Punta's longest-running bar and springboard for diving into the city's (late) nightlife.

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