Called the Monaco of South America, Punta del Este is a Uruguayan resort town growing in popularity. I booked Michelangelo Apartamentos to be centrally located on the peninsula—between the golden sands and tame waters of Playa Mansa and the khaki sands and rough waves of Playa Brava. The 11th floor views couldn’t be beat! The peninsula divides Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Our apartment—located near Terminal Punta Este and The Hand—was especially convenient since my friends and I arrived from Montevideo […]
If you meet a Uruguayan and mention Montevideo, he or she will likely break into a wide smile and boast about Las Ramblas. Along these coastal miles—with beaches, dunes, paved sidewalks, restaurants, exercise equipment, sports courts, and more—is where life happens. You see lovers exchanging tender kisses, runners glistening in the sun, locals people watching, and the old and young alike sipping on mate. The coastal waters take on hues from brown to green to blue, depending on the time of […]
Took a ferry to Colonia from Buenos Aires for a fun day trip! Went on a guided tour through the Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento which was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being a well-preserved European colonial settlement from the end of the 17th century The loveliest buildings are in the old quarters where the prostitutes used to work and live Rode a rickety bike along the coastline with Agustina and Josefina before going for a swim!