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Book flights to Punta del Este

Punta del Este is a sophisticated beach resort town in Uruguay. Sometimes called the "St. Tropez of South America," it's known for its beautiful beaches, upscale resorts, and swanky nightlife. One side of the peninsula borders the calmer Rio de la Plata estuary, while the other faces the Atlantic Ocean with waves ideal for surfing. For a break from the beach, there's art to see at galleries and museums, or you can explore the surrounding areas with horseback riding or wine tasting.

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Airports near Punta del Este

Here are 4 airports available for your flights to Punta del Este, simplifying your travel arrangements. With these options, travelling to and from Punta del Este becomes effortlessly straightforward.

Carrasco International Airport

This is the closest international airport to Punta del Este, located approximately 90 miles west of Punta del Este. It is a major airport with several international and regional flights.


Aeropuerto Internacional Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo

This is the regional airport located in Punta del Este itself. It offers domestic flights within Uruguay and some limited international flights.


Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport

Although not as close as the previous options, this airport is a major international hub in the region. It is approximately 200 miles west of Punta del Este. travellers can take a connecting flight or drive from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este.


Carrasco International Airport

If you are coming from Brazil, this airport is an option. It is approximately 300 miles northeast of Punta del Este. From Porto Alegre, you can take a connecting flight or drive to Punta del Este.

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Buy your flights to Punta del Este and pay later

Using Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) for flights to Punta del Este offers several advantages. Spread the cost of your booking over time for more flexibility in managing travel expenses, making your adventure more budget-friendly.

There are often no interest charges if paid within the agreed timeframe, but this will need to be checked with the lending provider, and it can ease budgeting for your trip, ensuring a stress-free travel experience.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Punta del Este has an abundance of attractions to see - to make things easier, here's our top 3:

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This quirky art museum is the former home and studio of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. The buildings are a labyrinth of whitewashed domes, tunnels, and sculptures, all overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can explore the museum's collection of Páez Vilaró's work, which includes paintings, sculptures, and ceramics.

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La Mano (The Hand)

This iconic sculpture is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Punta del Este. The five giant fingers emerging from the sand were created by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal and have become a symbol of the city. Visitors can take photos with the hand or simply relax on the beach and enjoy the view.

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Playa Brava and Playa Mansa

Punta del Este has two popular beaches. Playa Brava, on the Atlantic Ocean side, is known for its strong waves, making it a favourite spot for surfers and bodyboarders. Playa Mansa, on the calmer Rio de la Plata side, offers calmer waters ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

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