We're planning to spend 2 nights in Montevideo in March, then go to Punta del Este for 4 nights. The idea is that we would take a bus to PDE from Montevideo, then rent a car for 3 of the days that we're there. We'll then go back from PDE to Buenos Aires on Buquebus for 1 night before we fly home.
I know that we could rent a car in Montevideo and drive to PDE but we're a little apprehensive about that. I would find it much more comfortable to rent a car when we're actually there. I can find great rates at Budget, but their office is at the airport in Punta. I'm not sure how convenient that is in terms of pickup and drop off at the end of the 3 days. How far is the airport? Will we spent a lot in taxi fares to get there? If so, it might make more sense just to rent from an agency in the city, even if the rate is higher.
Any advice? Our trip isn't until March and car rentals are much cheaper at that time than they are now.