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Playa Brava, Punta del Este: Address, Playa Brava Reviews: 4/5

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Duquesadiner
Glasgow, UK1,403 contributions
Friends
If you visit Uruguay and spend time in Montevideo then take a trip to Punta del Este it will certainly make you see the difference between the two places. The latter makes you think of some of the best resorts on the Gulf of Mexico, even some of the better European resorts. The beach here is lovely, the water warmer than you might expect and it is very, very clean - a real contrast with the capital. Well worth a visit.
Written April 6, 2020
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Soňa G
9 contributions
Punta del Este might not seem like relaxing summer holiday place, but it definitely is. Playa Brava is the best beach in the city. It's huge, long, clean, you have plenty of space there. I loved it. Ad thanks to sand dunes you don't hear cars from the road, just waves. Over all, you can surf there nonstop.
Written April 12, 2020
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK615 contributions
La Mano de Punta del Este is found on Playa Brava and is notably the most famous sculpture in Uruguay. Whilst the sculpture is well worth checking out, the beach isn't overly impressive and is quite a pain to walk on, with areas of sharp shells. Despite this, the majority of the beach is soft sand and is a nice place in which to sit and relax with ocean views.
Written December 15, 2019
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SeaLoon
56086142 contributions
Couples
My wife was mugged by two men on a motor bike at mid-day on the main beach road. When they grabbed her bag she was pulled off her bicycle. She suffered severe lacerations to her head, a broken shoulder and severe abrasions to both arms and both legs. I called 911 and tried to get an ambulance but they refused to send one. The police arrived and they refused to call an ambulance even though my wife was covered in blood and was only partially conscious. The owner of the bike shop came and graciously took her to the Hospital ER where she was treated, including 11 sutures on her forehead.
Written April 6, 2016
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Charl0tte2012
Charlotte, NC347 contributions
The beach is full of activity. Everyone was enjoying the sun while others were taking pictures of the famous hand. There are several shops and you can just take your time and enjoy the beach.
Written March 2, 2020
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Andres A
Chile206 contributions
Friends
If you can drive. Get to parador 28. No to crowded not to alone. The parador 30 has great toilets and showers

Nice view
Written January 10, 2020
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Silvie K
Punta del Este, Uruguay55 contributions
Friends
When one side has wind you go to the other side to sunbathe , to swim ...to surf ....to walk ...the great beaches of Punta Del este are twofold ..".Mansa " side : mostly calm waters for safe swimming with children and the "Brava " side : a heaven for enthusiast of all water sports ....including swimming with the waves ...walking on the endless beach ..., white sand and enjoying the dunes !!!!!!!! And people watching !!!!
Written April 30, 2016
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LuisSousa Marques
Miami, FL39 contributions
Friends
Playa Brava is definitely the best location of Punta having the south Atlantic ocean right in front! Beautiful villas along the coast, is a magnificent location very well preserved and maintained. Pleasure to visit, discover and explore!
Written November 25, 2014
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,231 contributions
Couples
With the Strong Atlantic winds and currents this area provides fantastic waves for surfing and frolicking. The beach area though it goes through physical changes is lovely with fantastic views and a blustery peacefulness about it. Restaurants are available and the area is enhanced with many pieces of outdoor art including the Iconic Los Dedos Playa Brava . If you are not a strong swimmer enjoy the beach and the sights whether mobile or stationary ! ! !
Written September 26, 2014
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ScarTissue2005
London, UK12 contributions
Friends
Super fancy! Loved it! We stayed there until late at night and it was super safe! Can't miss this when in Uruguay!
Written July 31, 2014
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