During my past trips to Uruguay, I had always skipped Punta del Este because I had the impression it was like another Cancun or Miami Beach. Well, there is a degree of truth to that, but Punta is far more than cookie cutter apartment buildings and overpriced restaurants (believe me, there is plenty of that!). The city has beautiful homes and eclectic architecture, stunning beaches, and nearby are plenty of towns and sites worth exploring such as Punta Ballena, Maldonado, José Ignacio and Piriápolis. Best of all, on the peninsula that marks the transition between the Rio Plata and the Atlantic, one can enjoy stunning coastal sunrises and sunsets. I love this shot of a father helping his son out as they are fishing, enjoying sundown near Puerto del Punta del Este. Late afternoons here, even in winter, are sublime if you happen to travel to this region.

Image credit: Leon Kaye

 

Uruguay, Punta del Este, sunset, travel

Sunset and fishermen, young and old, during a Punta del Este sunset

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of GreenGoPost.com. Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.