South America’s best beach destination: Uruguay

Uruguay has an extensive set of beaches to choose from, see which is best for you.

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Uruguay has a 660km coastline full of impressive beaches and Rough Guides claims that the country has the best ones in the region.

If you’re looking for uninterrupted relaxation, you should visit Cabo Polonio, a remote beach perfect for those who want to lie back in a hammock and check out the local sea lions.

For travelers more interested in the nightlife, Punta del Este is notorious for its party atmosphere and clubs, as well as its beaches to relax on during the day.

If you’re a surfer, then make your way to Punta del Diablo (Devil’s Point) in the summer season where the population increases from 1500 to 20,000 as people flock to this beach to catch the surf.

See the full list of beaches here and start planning your trip.

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