When To Go
Punta del Este has a mild climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean with agreeable summers and cool winters. It rains on and off throughout the year, slightly less in Nov - Dec. The hottest month, Jan, has an average temperature of around 22°C. In winter the temperature may fall to 6°C. The resort is very crowded and expensive Dec - Feb. Mar - Apr is much quieter and services more economical but it’s still pleasant on the beach. Many places are closed Apr - Nov however.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
Getting Local Currency
Uruguayan Peso. Notes can be withdrawn from ATMs in the resort using a UK credit or debit card. Limits may be lower than your UK bank allows. There are also many banks and exchange houses where you can exchange US dollars cash; rates for euros and sterling are frequently poor. In some places US dollars may be accepted as currency.
GMT -3 hours. Usually daylight saving is observed in the summer (GMT -2 hours), from Sep - Oct to early Mar, the date set by presidential decree.
Discovering Patagonia in Argentina, accessing Buenos Aires via Montevideo by air (50mins), road (8 hours) or ferry (3 hours); Brazil, with flights from Montevideo to various southern cities especially in summer; a stay on one of Uruguay’s traditional family-run estancias.
The resort is a 2.5-3 hour drive along the coastal highway from Montevideo.
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