- Visit the home of renowned artist Carlos Paez Vilaro
- Tour one of Uruguay’s most popular coastal resorts
Punta del Este is a jewel on Uruguay’s Atlantic coast, famed for its beauty as well as its colonial architecture. This full-day tour from the capital, Montevideo, explores iconic landmarks including the undulating Maldonado Bridge; the former home and studio of artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, and the Brava and Mara beaches. A knowledgeable guide accompanies this Montevideo gift experience, keeping you entertained with amusing stories and fascinating facts about the area and its history.
You’ll wander along the Brava (fierce) and Mansa (tame) beaches, and see the iconic Mano de Punta del Este sculpture, a hand sticking out of the sand to mark the boundary between the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll visit Casapueblo, built by sculptor, painter, writer and potter Carlos Paez Vilaro which now houses a museum and art gallery. Then finally you’ll tour the town itself, strolling the picturesque downtown shopping area and Forleo Avenue, the main street. An unmissable day out when in Montevideo.