Get Away To: Punta Del Este

During our spring break and summer vacations, we tend to go to Cancun, Mexico or take a cruise to anywhere else in the Caribbean. That’s the typical summer vacation. But there are so many more beautiful beaches we overlook when we make our travel plans. So, here’s the South American spot that we should really be booking a flight to: Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Photo Courtesy of CWArgentina.com

Photo Courtesy of CWArgentina.com

Punta del Este is pretty much the equivalent of Cancun as a resort town. Plus, surfers migrate to its beaches to catch some of the best waves in South America.

Photo Courtesy of Travelettes

Photo Courtesy of Travelettes

As for nightlife, Punta offers the best in the country; the parties don’t start until late and they don’t end until the crack of dawn. We would love to tell you about which are the best clubs to go to during your stay, but it’s simply not worth it since the clubs there change names and venues each year. But don’t worry — club marketers will make sure you know where to go.

Photo Courtesy of Toursgonewild.com

Photo Courtesy of Toursgonewild.com

The day after (if you even happen to wake up during the day), make your way to the beach, lay down on a lounge chair, order a Quilmes (Argentinean beer) to get rid of that crappy hangover, and most important of all make new friends and drink some “mate” under the sun.

Photo Courtesy of Buenos aires.for91days.com

Photo Courtesy of Buenos aires.for91days.com

By Roberto Garcia

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