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How is the water in punta?

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How is the water in punta?

Hey everyone!

We are travelling to Argenyina and after all the treckings and sightseeing we want to have a week of beach vacation. But i am afraid that the water is not comfortable enough for swimming (cold) which means its not right place for us... So the question is how warm is the water on the first week of january?



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1. Re: How is the water in punta?

To add to the above, usually after a couple of weeks of activities in SA we go to carrebian (aruba, barbados, venezuela)...

So how does water/swimming conditions in punta compare to carrebian?

Many thanks in advance!


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2. Re: How is the water in punta?

Hi Ivan, I´m Fernando Semproni (owner of Indoor Uruguay, local travel agency).

At Punta del Este the water is not so warm at Caribe, and of course not so cold like Pacific Ocean. Sometimes is a little bit cold and sometimes not. At january at Punta del Este is really hot so the water is ideal to swim. My suns stay inside the water full day. Punta del Este is full of people those weeks so if you want to book hotel or rent a car you have to do it asap.

You have beaches without waves (Mansa Beach) and with some waves (Brava Beach) and more agressive water at Montoya or Bikini Beach.

You will enjoy it.

Fernando Semproni

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3. Re: How is the water in punta?


I'm from Uruguay and live in the Caribbean. The Caribbean will always be warm, winter or summer.

In the summer in Uruguay, I would say that at most you'll get 20-22C water temps. In the Caribbean, water temperature even in January (winter time) would be around 25C.


PS: by the way, I never felt the water was cold in the summer in Uruguay. Actually, when it a bit chilly, it felt quite refreshing!

Edited: 16 August 2012, 23:55
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4. Re: How is the water in punta?

Water temperature should be nice by January - definitely not Carribean waters (neither in temperature, clarity or color), but still nice. As Fernando said though, book early! January is THE month to be in Punta (prices will reflect this). Availability can get really hard if you wait too long.

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