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5.0 / 5.0
Cruise Critic Editor Rating

By Cruise Critic Staff

Port of Punta del Este

Punta del Este is known for being something of a cosmopolitan hub on Uruguay's southeastern coast and fittingly so. It's home to a number of museums and galleries, upscale shops and boutiques and fine dining restaurants. But the city's beaches and woodlands are also popular among locals as well as tourists. For a change of pace, consider a hike to Arboretum Lussich for great views and a peek at the local wildlife.

--By Shayne Thompson, Cruise Critic contributor

Shore Excursions

Punta del Este features shore excursions that cover an array of landmarks, activities and experience.

About Punta del Este


Punta del Este has beautiful beaches, a cosmopolitan vibe and mild temperatures year-round


A popular South American destination that may become quite busy in peak season

Bottom Line

Punta del Este is a thoroughly modern and glamorous city that offers a little bit of everything

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