In December, Punta del Este, Uruguay transforms from a sleepy coastal city to one of the most elite summer resorts in South America. Punta del Este has been called “St Tropez South” or “Hamptons of South America” This resort town is characterized by beautiful white-sand beaches (perfect for swimming), world-class hotels, great restaurants, and one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes in all of South America during this time of the year. Punta del Este is mostly frequented by people from Argentina, Brasil, and Chile, but as of late has seen an increase in the number of Europeans and Americans. Expensive by local standards, Punta del Este is attractively priced compared to European and American or Caribbean resorts. During this time there are also a ton of events happening in Punta del Este – jazz, music festivals, film festivals, rodeos, fashion shows on the beach and various tournaments, including golf, rugby and polo.
If you are searching for a hip, off the beaten path, sophisticated beach destination between December & March, we highly recommend Punta del Este, Uruguay! It’s called the St. Tropez of South America for its miles of beautiful pristine beaches, its chic resort tradition, its famous nightlife, and the wealth of its summer visitors. For South Americans, Punta del Este is the place to see & be seen. Join the jet-set and let TGW put together the perfect Punta del Este Travel Package for you!