Best Areas to Stay in Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Where to stay in Punta del Este – A guide to the Uruguayan coastal city

Punta del Este is a peninsular city located on the Uruguayan coast, east of the country, in the department of Maldonado.

This peninsula is an important seaside resort in South America, known for its beauty, white sands, blue waters, dunes and islands.

Punta del Este combines its beautiful natural landscapes with architectural attractions of all kinds.

This city receives many visitors from all over the world, especially from Brazil and Argentina.

Among its attractions, there are beaches, a waterfront promenade, dunes, islands, picturesque neighborhoods, and nightlife.

Punta del Este has the Punta del Este International Airport, formerly known as Laguna del Sauce, located 15 minutes from the City Center.

In addition, the city has a bus terminal and the Port of Punta del Este, which receives cruises, boats, sailboats, and yachts.

Punta del Este has a windy subtropical climate that makes it possible to visit during any season of the year.

However, the best months to travel to Punta del Este go from December to March, when many festivals are held in the city.

When choosing among the best areas to stay in Punta del Este, Peninsula, located between the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic, stands out for its wide range of hotels for all types of travelers (See accommodation in Peninsula).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Punta del Este, Uruguay

The best areas to stay in Punta del Este, Uruguay

1. Our favorite area: Peninsula

Peninsula is on the border between Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean.

This area is the ideal place to visit the Punta del Este Lighthouse, from where you get wonderful views of the city that are recommended for photography lovers.

In Peninsula, you’ll find Gorlero Avenue, the main artery of the city and a meeting point for young people visiting Punta del Este.

This area is the epicenter of shopping since it is where a large number of shops of all kinds are located.

Peninsula has casinos, cinemas, theaters, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes, so there is always something to see and do in this area of ​​Punta del Este.

In addition, it is one of the most pedestrian-friendly areas in the city.

On Peninsula, it is possible to walk along the Rambla Costanera or the Plaza de los Artesanos, where you can buy souvenirs and gifts.

This is one of the best areas to stay in Punta del Este for gathering good hotel complexes that are affordable to all budgets.
 

Best areas to stay in Punta del Este - La Península

Best areas to stay in Punta del Este – La Península

Accommodation in Peninsula – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Peninsula – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Punta del Este:

  • All kinds of hotels
  • Best views of the city
  • Pedestrian-friendly

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Florinda

Hotel Florinda is located in Punta del Este, just 100 meters from the Craftsmen’s Square, and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. The Mansa and Brava beaches, as well as Gorlero Avenue, are 50 meters away.

from US$45
Budget

Apartment near the beach – Caracol

Apartment near the beach – Caracol offers accommodation with free WiFi in the peninsula of Punta del Este, 1.1 km from Fingers Beach. This apartment has a fully equipped kitchen.

from US$19
Luxurius

Golden Beach Resort & Spa

The Golden Beach Resort & Spa offers 2 swimming pools, fitness center, spa and air-conditioned rooms. The Emir Beach is 50 meters, and the marina is 700 meters.

from US$92
 

 

 

2. Punta Ballena

Punta Ballena is located 12 kilometers west of the Peninsula, where it stands out for its beaches with few waves, which makes it ideal for travelers with children.

This area owes its name to that, from afar, it looks similar to the back of a whale and the apparitions of the southern right whale in the area.

Staying in this area allows you to get beautiful views of the Uruguayan coast and the cliffs of the mountains, both popular attractions among visitors from all over the world.

In addition, Punta Ballena has a small natural harbor for lovers of water sports.

Also, this area is close to the Laguna del Sauce and the airport of the city, so it is a good place to stay in Punta del Este for travelers who have a short stay in the city or must catch a flight early in the morning.

This is one of the best areas to stay in Punta del Este for beach lovers, for photographers and water sports enthusiasts.

Recommended area to stay in Punta del Este - Punta Ballena

Recommended area to stay in Punta del Este – Punta Ballena

Accommodation in Punta Ballena – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Punta Ballena – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Punta del Este:

  • Great beaches
  • Amazing views
  • Close to the airport

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Club Hotel Casapueblo

    The Club Hotel Casapueblo occupies a picturesque Mediterranean-style building, designed by renowned local artist Páez Vilaró. It has a spa, gym, swimming pool and restaurant overlooking Mansa beach. The Grotto Square is 200 meters away.

    from US$120
 

 

 

3. Aidy Grill

Aidy Grill is located near the Peninsula, between Playa Brava and Playa Mansa.

Aidy Grill stands out as a wooded, residential and quiet area.

It is known for its contrast of high and low buildings with spaces where peace reigns, ideals for tourists seeking relaxation during their stay in Punta del Este.

This area has cultural attractions, shopping centers, the Brava and Bikini beaches, museums, parks and the Port of Punta del Este.

Aidy Grill also has excellent restaurants of all kinds.

This is one of the best areas to stay in Punta del Este since, in addition to having hotels of all kinds, it is close to the sea and the Peninsula.

Where to stay in Punta del Este - Aidy Grill

Where to stay in Punta del Este – Aidy Grill

Accommodation in Aidy Grill – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Aidy Grill – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Punta del Este:

  • Peaceful area
  • Near the beach
  • Hotels of all kinds

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel F&F

Hotel F&F features a seasonal outdoor pool, bar, shared lounge and garden and is located in Punta del Este. There is also a concierge service, barbecue facilities, 24-hour reception, airport shuttle service, room service and free Wi-Fi throughout.

from US$39
Budget

F&F Hostel

This accommodation is located in Punta del Este, just 300 meters from Playa Brava, which enjoys great popularity among surfers, and has an outdoor pool with a terrace area. There is also free WiFi.

from US$29
Luxurius

Be Punta 104

Offering indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, a movie theater and a sauna, Be Punta 104 is just 400 meters from Brava Beach in Punta del Este. It also provides free Wi-Fi connection.

from US$105
 

 

 

4. La Barra

On the Uruguayan coast, La Barra stands as a place of high tourist demand.

The waters of its beaches are special to practice sports, including surfing, windsurfing, water skiing, boating, fishing, among others.

La Barra satisfies various audiences by having art galleries, antique stores, restaurants, pubs and clubs.

In this area, you’ll find a charming rocky fishing site known as “La Gorgorita.”

The “maritime farms” or mansions belonging to the international jet set also stand out in La Barra.

This is one of the best areas to stay in Punta del Este for nightlife.

In addition, La Barra has many leisure options and high-end hotel complexes that are ideal for those who want to know the most exclusive facet of Punta del Este.

Best areas to stay in Punta del Este - La Barra

Best areas to stay in Punta del Este – La Barra

Accommodation in La Barra – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in La Barra – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Punta del Este:

  • Luxury area
  • Beach area
  • Best area for nightlife

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Kalá Hotel Boutique

Kalá Hotel Boutique has an outdoor pool, an outdoor hot tub and a sauna. It is located 350 meters from Montoya Beach and offers beach services such as towels and sun loungers.

from US$90
Budget

Negrita Hostel

Offering accommodation with a seasonal outdoor pool, free private parking, a bar and a shared lounge, Negrita Hostel is located in Punta del Este, 11 km from Los Dedos Beach.

from US$25
Luxurius

Posada de los Pajaros

Posada de los Pajaros is a Mediterranean-style property facing Montoya Beach and offers a pool with sea views and a Feng Shui garden. Some rooms have a private terrace.

from US$99
 

 

 

5. Chihuahua

Chihuahua stands out for hosting nudist beaches and is one of the favorite destinations for foreign tourists and the LGBT community.

It is located between Portezuelo and Punta de Ballena, from where you can reach this area by car in a few minutes.

Chihuahua shares the coast with the Bay of Portezuelo, in a natural environment of sand, sea, and forest, easily accessed by car.

In addition to beaches, Chihuahua has three museums that add to the cultural offer of the area.

Apart from nude beaches, the area also has hotels where clothing is optional at all times.

This famous beach is among the best areas to stay in Punta del Este, as it has prestigious hotels and other cheap ones near the Airport and the City Center.

Another curious fact of this area is that Chihuahua is located between pines and all kinds of trees, where the sighting of a variety of wild birds is common.

Best areas to stay in Punta del Este - Chihuaha

Best areas to stay in Punta del Este – Chihuaha

Accommodation in Chihuaha – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Chihuaha – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Punta del Este:

  • Nudist beaches and hotels
  • Near other beaches and attractions
  • Bird sighting

Accommodation in this area

  • Top Choice
    Punta del Este Arenas

    Punta del Este Arenas is located just 200 meters from the beaches of Chihuahua and Portezuelo and offers a heated pool. It also has free Wi-Fi in public areas, spa and water volleyball facilities.

    from US$89
 

 

 

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