Holidays to Punta Del Este

Punta del Este is an upscale resort on the southern tip of Uruguay, southeast of Maldonado and about 140 km east of Montevideo. A popular destination for Argentinians, Punta del Este boasts miles of pristine beaches, high end restaurants and nightclubs, and a mix of colonial and modern architecture.

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How to get to Punta Del Este

Here's what you need to know about getting to Punta Del Este. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Punta Del Este takes 18 hours, 10 minutes.

When to go to Punta Del Este

Typical Holiday Price

£1152 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Punta Del Este varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - July is the cheapest month to go to Punta Del Este.

Where to stay in Punta Del Este

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Punta Del Este, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Punta Del Este

Felipe Gimenez | Trip by SkyscannerMuseo Taller de Casapueblo
Museo Taller de Casapueblo
Claudia Z | Trip by SkyscannerPlaya Mansa
Playa Mansa
Omar M | Trip by SkyscannerIsla Gorriti
Isla Gorriti
Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerHand in the Sand (Monumento de los Dedos)
Hand in the Sand (Monumento de los Dedos)
Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerPuerto de Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este
jikatu | FlickrBikini Beach
Bikini Beach
Steve DeAngelo | Trip by SkyscannerBrava Beach
Brava Beach
Sylvia C | Trip by SkyscannerTienda Inglesa
Tienda Inglesa
paleololigo | FlickrMoby Dick
Moby Dick
Paula U | Trip by SkyscannerArboretum Lussich
Arboretum Lussich

Reviews of Punta Del Este

Nara B
Nara B

Casa pueblo it's amazing! Punta del Este is beautiful and safe, it has many options for having fun alone, with friends or family.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford

This is a city with endless beaches, beautiful seaside mansions, tree-lined streets, chic boutiques, and stylish people. This is where you come to relax and be seen with your yacht. Tourist information right on the main drag in the middle of the town.

Vince Gattone
Vince GattoneParis

A very quiet beach city. Seemed like an up in coming area of Uruguay. I can see this city flooded with people and leisure travelers during the summer. Endless spans of beaches. Perfect for a pleasure get away.

Florencia Pettigrew Prada
Florencia Pettigrew PradaSan Francisco

Wind or no wind? Take your pick and go to the beach. Packed from December through February, "Punta" is also glorious in November or March/April when the crowds leave and you get to wander around free. Expensive (sometimes outrageously so) but wonderful. Don't miss: A walk around "La Punta" Cakes and coffee downtown Gorlero in Il Grecco or Cakes Churros at Churros Manolo (only open during season) A seafood dinner at "El Pobre Marino" Belgian Walfles at L'Auberge Hotel for a sugar attack. Also: You absolutely need a car to get around. Yes, you can bike, walk, or run but if you want independence then rent a car.

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