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Piriapolis, Uruguay vs. Punta del Este

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Piriapolis, Uruguay vs. Punta del Este

Looking for personal accounts of these two locations. Any info woould help especially where to stay and do I need a car? Any great side trips? Uruguay beach sites or if possible Bruzios or Parati, Brazil?

Thanks, R2R

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1. Re: Piriapolis, Uruguay vs. Punta del Este

Brazil :

Both Buzios , northern Rio & Parati ( southern) are very beautifull . Paraty is more for a day tour in a Colonial village and Buzios has excellent beaches.

Uruguay :

Piriapolis is 30 minutes by car from Punta del Este and waters in the area are more river like than in Punta. Hiring a car to get to know Uruguayan beaches from Punta to José Ignacio is fun , there are many small to medium sized hotels + Conrad Hilton .

Yes you need a car specially for Punta de Este.