Punta del Este

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Health and vaccination
It is advisable to keep up to date with the tetanus and triple viral vaccines, the underwriting insurance that covers all medical care, since the costs of private medicine are high. If you are staying longer in the country, it is recommended that you sign up for a mutual service, private medicine association or subscribe to a medical emergency.
Health and vaccination
It is advisable to have the tetanus and triple viral vaccines up to date. It is advisable to underwrite insurance that covers all medical care, since the costs of private medicine are high. If you are staying longer in the country, it is recommended that you sign up for a mutual service, private medicine association or subscribe to a medical emergency.
Communications
Uruguay has good national fixed and mobile telephone networks, although the latter have occasional difficulties in rural areas.
Travelers should consult their mobile phone service provider before roaming in Uruguay for roaming service. You can buy mobile phone chips from Antel, Movistar and Claro.
Presentation
Punta del Este is a city in Uruguay, located in the department of Maldonado. The city was founded in 1829 by Don Francisco Aguilar, and its first name was Villa Ituzaingó. In 1907, it was renamed Punta del Este. In summer seasons the population of the resort usually exceeds the number of 1,000,000 people.
The city is also home to South America's Largest Casino Hotel, the Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino.
Punta del Este can be accessed by different means of transport, whether by land, by air or by sea.
Weather
Punta del Este has an Oceanic climate, with wetter winters than summer and relatively cold, and drier summers than winter and warm with mild or warm days and cool nights. The fact that this climate occurs is due to its position in the southernmost tip of continental Uruguay (latitude near 35º South) which facilitates the entry of polar fronts and strong winds blowing into the mainland associated with the known Falklond`s Tory cold current. also as the Falklands current that makes the region colder than it should be at the same altitude.
The best months for the beach in Punta del Este are the summer months, December, January, February and March. For those who do not want to spend leisure time on the beach, the mild oceanic climate is suitable in the other months as well.
Tourist points
The city of Punta del Este is recognized, among other things, as one of the most important and exclusive resorts in South America. The quintessential natural and sophisticated resort, with its sumptuous typical resort houses, the tall modern buildings, a port with a large infrastructure and landing capacity, major commercial sites, restaurants and pubs.
It has beaches for all styles (from calm water ideal for children to the most agitated), these are:
José Ignacio - quiet beaches, some almost deserted. For those who want to relax, date and really rest. Recommended for families and couples.
La Barra - Surf, and endless nights is what visitors will find on the beach beaches such as Bikini and Montoya. For surfers, young people, singles.
La Brava - It is very well structured with beach services. As its name implies, the waves hit hard here.
La Mansa - For families looking for calm waters for children. The flat sand strip is great for walking.

Gorlero Avenue is the epicenter of the latest fashion trends, especially between Calle 30 and Plaza Artigas. Many eateries, restaurants and galleries along the way, offering brands like Louis Vuitton, Versace and Valentino. In Plaza Artigas a handicraft fair is held every day.
Gastronomy
In the city, there are numerous restaurants with diverse specialties, from refined French cuisine to weight foods; typical Uruguayan cuisine, Japanese and Arabic cuisine are also present.
Official language
The official language is Spanish.
Local currency
The local currency is the Uruguayan peso.
Security
In the face of a robbery you should try to maintain serenity, never react violently and report the incident to the police. Vehicles that remain parked on public roads shall not display any identifiable object or clothing from outside.
Roads are good regionally, but most are without central separators and are frequently heavily trafficked, so close attention is advised on traffic and speeding.
Communications
Uruguay has good national fixed and mobile telephone networks, although the latter have occasional difficulties in rural areas.
Travelers should consult their mobile phone service provider before roaming in Uruguay for roaming service. You can buy mobile phone chips from Antel, Movistar and Claro.
Travel documents
Citizens with a valid passport may without visa enter Uruguay and stay for up to 90 days, subject to renewal for an identical period, upon payment of an extension fee of 800 Uruguayan pesos (data from January 2019).

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