Visit Punta Del Este Unique tourist destinations in South America Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:22:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Feeling at Home Among the Elite in Uruguay’s Punta del Este Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:22:20 +0000 PuntaDelEste PERCHED on a bar stool and sipping a $7 Negroni, I surveyed the casino of the Conrad Hotel in Punta del Este with keen but detached interest. The slot machines blinked and burbled like exotic birds, and at the blackjack and poker tables, neatly dressed men and women glanced at their cards with stony faces. A poster near the V.I.P. rooms advertised an Enrique Iglesias concert.

I could hear the money running merrily down the drain — counterclockwise, of course: this was the Southern Hemisphere.

To say that casinos make the Frugal Traveler antsy is a vast understatement. My weekend budget of just $500 was enough for a mere five rounds of V.I.P. baccarat. In Punta del Este, on the Atlantic in the southeast corner of Uruguay, however, the casino serves another purpose: sitting at the base of the town’s milelong peninsula, it’s the perfect rendezvous point. The choice is as much symbolic as practical, for Punta del Este is a place devoted to celebrating money.

Punta is known as the Hamptons of South America — a haven for elites from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and beyond. It’s where they come to chill with the supermodels Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bündchen at Buddha Bar, and to stock up on luxury labels like Gucci and Valentino.

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Your comments about Punta Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:19:56 +0000 PuntaDelEste

The right time to go, depends on what you are looking for. If you want to go to a quiet and beatiful place to rest you need to go off season. The summer season is quite short, it start after Christmas and goes until end of February. If you like movement and like to be in the middle of the fun you must go during first days of January. Take notice that prices are significantly cheaper off season. – Anonymous,

If you want to enjoy the best of Punta del Este; which includes great beaches, fantastic nightlife, casinos, spas, horse ridings, sports, sailing, etc; you must go in mid-season, which starts approximately at the middle of December and ends in February, being January the top. Otherwise if you prefer peace, in my opinion, your time is March. – Maximiliano Isi, Montevideo, Uruguay

I live in NY and in Punta del Este. Punta del Este is always a beautiful place, even in winter. Argentinian and Brazilian Jet-Set go there for Christmas and New Year, it is a must-go …but also many americans and europeans are planning their vacations in Punta del Este. Ralph Lauren and George Clooney were there in January. (i missed George…:( ! I think the best time to go depends on what are you looking for. There is a web site you should take a look. It has a complete information and i always suggest my american friends to check it.The site is You will find plenty of information about where to stay, what to do and more. Hope my suggestion is helpful… – Anonymous,

The right time to go is in October in Punta Weekend. The best parties, fashion and music in combination. – Anonymous,

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Punta Del Este Makes a Comeback Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:20:37 +0000 PuntaDelEste 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.

Perhaps it’s a function of my having been born as common as mud in a landslide, in the working-class suburbs of Montevideo, Uruguay, but I’ve always dismissed the summer resort town of Punta del Este as a vulgar party paradise for the continent’s alleged beau monde: the Uru-trash, as I would later refer to my garish upper-class compatriots; the tasteless Brazilians with millions; and the ricos y famosos of Argentina—socialites and celebrities who divide their summers between Buenos Aires, Punta del Este (or “Punta”), and the party pages of society magazines like Gente.

My family emigrated from Uruguay in the early 1970′s, months before the democratically elected government acquiesced to the military regime that would plunder the country for more than a decade. I like to joke that I was a six-year-old political dissident at the time, even though there is a photo of me at the airport looking anything but threatening in a safari suit and holding a pink man-bag; in truth, my parents just lucked out when they chose to move elsewhere. In any case, my mother, who is neither rica nor famosa, but who like me has the natural dark skin color that sun worshippers travel to Punta to acquire, is largely responsible for my unfavorable mental picture of the place. I vividly recall one anecdote about how she and her sisters saved up their money and hightailed it to Punta for the weekend only to be shunned by the old white ladies on the beach, who clutched their handbags for dear life as my mom’s mulatto teenage posse walked by. The story sometimes changes—in one version the overcooked old hags have décolletages “like leathery old saddles”; in another, the ending is punctuated by a rosary of expletives not fit for publication—but the message is always the same: Punta is evil and must be destroyed.

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Shakira and Punta Del Este Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:17:04 +0000 PuntaDelEste You probably know that one of the celebrities – great Shakira have vacation home in Punta Del Este. And many other celebrities have vacation houses in Punta.

Shakira gave a big party in her new house in the Uruguayan seaside of Punta del Este to celebrate New Year’s on Dec. 30. The Colombian star gathered in her mansion Argentinean and Urguary most famous names, including Shakira’s father-in-law, former President of Argentina Fernando de la Rua. White dress code was requested for guests but not all of them followed it. Shakira herself cooked for the mega event

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Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and his girlfriend in Punta Del Este Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:11:46 +0000 PuntaDelEste It’s one thing walking down the beach hand-in-hand – but Ronnie Wood and girlfriend Ana Araujo took closeness to a whole new level when they took a seaside walk wrapped up together in the same scarf.
The 63-year-old Rolling Stone seemed to be trying to keep the sun off his head by borrowing his 31-year-old girlfriend’s shawl – even though she was still wearing it.
The kooky couple made the unusual fashion statement as they holidayed yesterday in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

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