Here, in the entertainment – cultural section you will find the best things to do and visit in Punta del Este and Montevideo
Visiting Punta del Este
The beaches of the Uruguayan coast are chosen by thousands of tourists each year and Punta del Este, the most prestigious resort of South America, has become the favourite destination for those who seek an encounter with nature without losing first-rate infrastructures. Known as the Saint Tropez of South America, for its unspoiled beaches and an important architecture, Punta del Este will amaze you with its variety of sights, luxury hotels, international gastronomy, art galleries and endless nights.
The peninsula is divided by Gorlero Avenue on most of its length and is the centre of glamour; Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Gianni Versace, Nike and Banana Republic are among the International brands present in Punta del Este to satisfy the most exquisite tastes. You’ll see many foreigners, some tourists and other residents who have decided to settle here, attracted by the natural beauty and the European way of life. Gorlero’s 11 blocks walk flanked by palm tree, proposes a wide range of banks, boutiques, movie theatres, casino, music stores, exchange bureaus and restaurants.
The port, with a capacity for 500 berths receives international regattas and nautical competitions such as the Whitbread, the BOC - now called Around Alone - and the Off-Shore of Punta del Este. The port has become an entertaining place where tourist enjoy strolling during the day, eating in the many restaurants or sipping drinks; enjoying the view of the harbour and the Gorriti Island. At night, pubs open their doors, playing live music. This is one of the most popular areas of Punta del Este. Over the years, the resort has under gone major infrastructure reforms to provide its visitors with the best services. For the safety and enjoyment of walkers and bikers, Punta del Este counts with a wide extension of walk/bike lanes.
Cultural events such as international theatre, movies or Jazz festivals are organised, as well as major sport competitions involving tennis or Polo, just to name a few options. There is always something to do in Punta del Este, day or night time. This together with its natural setting, its architecture and the unlimited warmth and cordiality of its people, makes the place an unmissable and unforgettable experience all year round.
La Barra with its lively atmosphere and Jose Ignacio with its serenity and natural beaches are to other location one must not miss.
a combination of good service and excellent cuisine together in a pleasant atmosphere and a charming patio a couple of blocks from the port. Calle 11 (las Palmeras) entre 8 y 10. Altos del Puerto Tel 447719
Castor y Polux :
Located in the Peninsula with a beautiful view of the port, this is a nice environment to sample this creative cuisine. Discover their special dishes cooked in a clay oven. Calle 12 (virazon) entre 9 y 11 Tel 442330 Sophia: listen to live jazz on Saturday night while you sample their variety of pasta or pizza cooked on the barbecue. Calle 27 entre Gorlero y 24. Tel 449505
Lo de Tere:
Enjoy the cosiness of this restaurant together with its excellent gastronomy, a delightful creative cuisine. Recommended by most Argentinians. Rambla del Puerto con calle 21. Telephone: 440402
another “institution” of Punta del Este for its variety of dishes and its familiar atmosphere. It was inaugurated in 1971 and still belongs to the same owner. Fish, seafood and meats. Calle 20 and 28 Telephone: 440912
On the Brava side of the peninsula, a pleasant environment for this restaurant proposing Italian-Mediterranean cuisine Rambla Brava – Emir Beach Telephone: 443268
IL Mondo della Pizza:
24h Pizza on Gorlero Av. A great variety of pizza to enjoy at any time of the day. Gorlero and calle 27 Telephone: 445955
Hotel Conrad: If you are looking for glamour, entertainment and a good table, do not hesitated in visiting this 5 star Hotels that offers 3 different restaurants. Excellent Italian gastronomy offered in St.Tropez. Las Brisas, a brassery type restaurant open 24h a day,will delight you with its international cuisine. A brunch is served on Sunday. Manjares another option, proposes a variety of buffets for an unforgettable gastronomic experience. Hotel Conrad Resort & Casino. (Rambla Williman parade 4 Telephone:491111
The Museum of the French Tile of the 19th century
with pieces that were utilized in the architecture of the river Plate. There are boards with original reproductions of the Desvres factory.
The Regional Museum “Francisco Mazzoni” with elegant decorations and numerous pieces of the region history. Address: Ituzaingó 789,
The Museum of American Art of Maldonado
founded by the painter Páez Vilaró, with collections of contemporary, colonial, popular, and pre-Colombian art. Address: Treinta y Tres 823 - Maldonado
The Didactic Museum Artiguista
known as Headquarters of Dragons of Maldonado, with pieces of the time of Artigas. Address: 25 de Julio y 18 de Julio. Maldonado
The Regional Historic Museum Carolino
with documents and pieces of the past of the region: native materials, military uniforms, coins, clocks, etc…
The Rally Museum Address
calle Los Arrayanes y Los Plátanos, Barrio Beverly Hills, Punta del Este -The Museum Arboretum Lussich with 300 exotic species and 35 native trees and flora that conform one of the most important reserves of the world.