Punta del Este is known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay, thanks to its beautiful beaches, or maybe Miami for its upscale resorts and swanky nightclubs. The Vegas-style casinos adds to the lively entertainment scene.
It can be divided into two big axes; that of the city with its skyscrapers, and, twenty km eastwards is La Barra, which could easily be a place in California for its ‘hustle’, its boutiques and restaurants, the family lifestyle, and its low houses.
Punta is 60 minutes away from Montevideo´s airport, and yes... it is Atlantika´s home.
In Punta there are several beaches to choose from. Playa Mansa can be found on the Rio de la Plata side and has gentler conditions compared to Playa Brava on the Atlantic coast. Going east Las Delicias and Pinares are beautiful and relatively quiet beaches. On the west side, Bikini and La Barra are the party beaches where the jetset come to swim and sunbathe. All have beachside restaurants of varying size and exclusivity. Surfing, windsurfing and snorkelling are popular activities.
With modern and breathtaking design towers and hotels and a lively beachfront scene, Punta del Este coast has never been more alluring, and have given the scene a shot of design-world buzz.
A former fishermen village with a vibrant art community and some of the most jaw-dropping properties for miles is the choice beach for Punta's most well heeled and stylish. José Ignacio sits on a miniature peninsula and has beaches with both calm and rough waters. Because it's just enough outside the downtown Punta orbit, visiting is a day trip for most. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; toilets. Best for: partiers; sunrise; sunset; surfing; swimming; walking; windsurfing.
One of the most important marks of identity of Punta del Este is Casapueblo, a work by the artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. The respect and the admiration for the environment, and the deep connection between the ocean and this singular sculpture almost born from the rock make this entourage unconceivable without Casapueblo.
The Gorriti Island has all the necessary ingredients for a filming production: woods by beaches of deep and transparent emerald waters, remains of colonial constructions, sunny spots, etc. And all this barely 2 km offshore Punta del Este.
Punta’s trendiest neighborhood. Among the most popular stretches of sand are Montoya, Bikini and Manantiales, dotted with toned, tanned bodies. At around four o’clock, follow the locals to Jose Ignacio Beach, where D.J.’s set up tiki torches for “chill-out” sessions in the sand.
Naturally perfumed with the scent of eucalyptus, this huge arboretum is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. Its creation was the labor of love of Croatian-Uruguayan botanist Antonio Lussich (1848–1928). The approximate 474 acres contain more than 350 species of trees from outside Uruguay as well as 70 domestic species.
About 15 minutes away from Punta del Este where you can enjoy amazing sunsets over the lake, behind the hills.
Very close to Punta mains streets is the port with of luxurious yachts and sophisticated sailboats. Spectacular sunset views, and a great, easy shooting location!
PUNTA DEL ESTE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
This modern airport is 15 minutes away from Punta. The terminal has a very quiet traffic, which makes it an ideal shooting location. Let´s meet there!