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  • Florencia G
    Buenos Aires, Argentina7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the museum and later had a cheese and cold meats board at the bar while enjoying sunset.
    Unique expierience!
    Written 14 January 2021
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  • airigoin
    Buenos Aires, Argentina38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique museum to learn about the sea, the region and the history of Uruguay and ita great beaches. Ideal for children.

    Sea shells, whales, sharks, full of a chaotic and attractive collection of items that draw our attention.
    Written 10 January 2024
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  • Melissa B
    Saint Louis, MO1,270 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was cool to find something to do about halfway between Montevideo and Punta del Este. The museum is beautiful and the view is stunning but there’s not that much to look at. We just bought admission but it looked like there were tour groups talking about the history of the art inside.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Guillermo M
    Montevideo, Uruguay4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The ticket on Jan 2020 is Uruguayan Pesos 350 (about 9.5 USD). We brought food, beverages for a picnic on the beach under the shade of a tree. The views from the island are very nice. There are lots of trees and some trails between them which are nice too. We went to two beaches and finally chose the one protected from the wind.
    There is a British cemetery and a few very old cannon batteries built by the Spanish to defend the bay.
    Written 13 January 2020
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  • AlpinerHut
    Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Is Puente Leonel Viera a bridge or is it a roller coaster?

    You can cross the Maldonado River between Punta del Este and La Barra on it, so that makes it a bridge, right? Many who cross, though, do so at high speed to produce the stomach-dropping feeling you get when you catch "big air" at the humps, so that makes it a roller coaster, right?

    The bridge was built in 1965 by Viera, who had no experience in engineering or architecture. He was the first to design a bridge like this, a "stressed ribbon bridge," essentially a suspension bridge but with the suspension cables INSIDE the bridge itself.

    Viera created what is now the Punta del Este-to-La Barra span. A second span, now carrying traffic from La Barra to Punta del Este, was added in 1998.

    TIPS:

    * This is a little dangerous to drive on since motorists speed across to create the roller coaster effect. Be careful.

    * The newer bridge, carrying traffic from La Barra to Punta del Este, is said to be the better "roller coaster." It's the one our tour bus driver did his speeding on!
    Written 10 April 2020
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  • SMG59
    Taunton, UK134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must stop off point for the scenery and fantastic sunsets. Would recommend taking chairs, sitting back and enjoying the view.
    Written 2 February 2022
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  • Filo
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This popular, clothes-optional, sandy beach has a life-guard station, as well as easy access and easy parking.
    Written 27 June 2020
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  • Mikaela B
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place. Really well maintained and interesting for adults and kids. Great restaurant inside. Good price & local food.
    Written 28 October 2023
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  • Janet130764
    Montevideo, Uruguay75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful trail up the highest spot in Uruguay. It will take you at least 4 hours to achieve one of the two trails available. This is nature totally untouched. Once you start walking you are on your own. No signs, no services, no restrooms. The lady at the main gate is rather "sour" , but she makes sure you have the right shoes on plenty water and that you will not throu any garbage on your way. Your safety is on your hands. And she makes sure you understand that. The view at the top of the mountain is impressive . Certainly I do reccommend this activity. I would avoid doing it with small kids or elder folks though... it is a very demanding walk and should someone get hurt on the way, there are no possibilities to get back other than walking through a very difficult trail.
    Written 12 April 2017
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  • garydenman6
    Surrey, Canada6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not miss out on the food superb. Stay if you can get reservation (must book 6 months in advance) but eat here if you can't.
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • J. Man Herbal
    Montevideo, Uruguay13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you like when the Ocean don`t hit the shore giving the view a calm atmosphere, these is the place. With a great view of the Ballena Peninsula, super recomended for the family with little children to enjoy the water with safety.
    Written 1 December 2019
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