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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
La Mano de Punta del Este is found on Playa Brava and is notably the most famous sculpture in Uruguay. Whilst the sculpture is well worth checking out, the beach isn't overly impressive and is quite a pain to walk on, with areas of sharp shells. Despite this, the majority of the beach is soft sand and is a nice place in which to sit and relax with ocean views.
Written 15 December 2019
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Andres A
Chile204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
If you can drive. Get to parador 28. No to crowded not to alone. The parador 30 has great toilets and showers

Nice view
Written 10 January 2020
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SeaLoon
Houston, TX134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
My wife was mugged by two men on a motor bike at mid-day on the main beach road. When they grabbed her bag she was pulled off her bicycle. She suffered severe lacerations to her head, a broken shoulder and severe abrasions to both arms and both legs. I called 911 and tried to get an ambulance but they refused to send one. The police arrived and they refused to call an ambulance even though my wife was covered in blood and was only partially conscious. The owner of the bike shop came and graciously took her to the Hospital ER where she was treated, including 11 sutures on her forehead.
Written 6 April 2016
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Charl0tte2012
Charlotte, NC342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The beach is full of activity. Everyone was enjoying the sun while others were taking pictures of the famous hand. There are several shops and you can just take your time and enjoy the beach.
Written 2 March 2020
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Silvie K
Punta del Este, Uruguay50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
When one side has wind you go to the other side to sunbathe , to swim ...to surf ....to walk ...the great beaches of Punta Del este are twofold ..".Mansa " side : mostly calm waters for safe swimming with children and the "Brava " side : a heaven for enthusiast of all water sports ....including swimming with the waves ...walking on the endless beach ..., white sand and enjoying the dunes !!!!!!!! And people watching !!!!
Written 30 April 2016
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LuisSousa Marques
Miami, FL38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
Playa Brava is definitely the best location of Punta having the south Atlantic ocean right in front! Beautiful villas along the coast, is a magnificent location very well preserved and maintained. Pleasure to visit, discover and explore!
Written 25 November 2014
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Dickd1946
Charleston, SC1,221 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Couples
With the Strong Atlantic winds and currents this area provides fantastic waves for surfing and frolicking. The beach area though it goes through physical changes is lovely with fantastic views and a blustery peacefulness about it. Restaurants are available and the area is enhanced with many pieces of outdoor art including the Iconic Los Dedos Playa Brava . If you are not a strong swimmer enjoy the beach and the sights whether mobile or stationary ! ! !
Written 26 September 2014
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ScarTissue2005
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Friends
Super fancy! Loved it! We stayed there until late at night and it was super safe! Can't miss this when in Uruguay!
Written 31 July 2014
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Filo
53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is the ocean side of the PdE peninsula, and so the waves tend to be bigger more frequently, since it is actually the open ocean (unlike the "mansa" side).
It's still a largely undeveloped area.
Written 21 October 2020
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bookladyjol
Pittsburgh, PA43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
While the beach was long sandy, it was crowded at 11am. I ended up at Brava because of the cruise she was almost impossible to et a photo with all the people posing and claiming the fingers. Don't need to see this "hot spot" again.
Written 12 February 2019
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