I know what you are probably thinking…. Uruguay??? It’s not exactly on most American’s radar. However this was quite a nice country to visit. I ganged up with four others that I met during the Cruise Critic meet and greet on the first day of the cruise. Once we got off the ship they gave us a brochure with a map and walking tour circuit on it. We walked around the shore line to a light house and a nice church with some artistic bells on the ground. From there we continued along the beach to the large sculpture of a hand. We walked to the bus station in attempt to figure out a way to get to the Casapueblo museum. We decided it would be easiest to rent a car….. it was $70 (USD) plus tax, which divided by 5 people wasn’t very expensive at all. The Casapueblo museum was $8 (USD) and about a 30 minute drive along the coast. We stopped by a scenic viewpoint nearby the Casapueblo museum before driving to the Ralli musuem (Salvador Dali sculptures). We arrived at the Ralli musuem 10 minutes before they opened (2 PM). After visiting the museum it was decided that we has accomplished our goals for the day and it was time to return to the ship.
Punta del Este was quite amazing, very nice houses and no traffic on the roads. It was very leisurely and pleasant. It was someplace I wouldn’t mind retiring.
Above timelapse video is departing Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Below are pictures of Casapueblo