Punta del Este is My Christmas Get-Away…

Punta del Este is My Christmas Get-Away…, Punta del Este, Uruguay (B)

I know, it sounds like a very weird mental association, but it’s where I spent most of my Christmas holidays until the beginning of my university exam’s session in January became a priority.

In Punta there is the beach house of my grandmother and in winter I used to fly there withmy mother to visit her and my aunt. A Christmas without decorations, but with lots of cakes and laughter.

The name describes its geographical location, a peninsula that points towards east on the coast of Uruguay.

On one side you dive in the icy Atlantic Ocean and on the other in the more quiet and warmer estuary of the Rio de la Plata.

Punta del Este was a military avant-ranking during the war with Brazil, but already in the late nineteenth century, with the construction of the first hotel, it became a place of rest and marine treatments.

In the early twentieth century the city had not even five hundred inhabitants, but many of them were dreaming of making of it a resort like Biarritz or Brighton. Already in 1907 the companyBalneario Punta del Este invited the first Argentines and Uruguayans vacationers, who arrived on board of the legendary boat Golondrina. The rise of the city was very fast and in 1924 was founded the Yacht Club. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Punta del Este is My Christmas Get-Away…
Guide Location: Uruguay » Punta del Este
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Silvia Moggia
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.silvias-trips.com/punta-del-este/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • avenida Gorlero
  • Plaza Artigas
  • L’Incanto