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For those looking for Argentina holidays with a beach experience, Punta del Este in Uruguay is the perfect trip to take from Buenos Aires and offers something which Buenos Aires doesn't. With its many beaches, elegant seaside homes, upscale hotels, and beautiful yacht harbour, Punta as it is known, is one of South Americas most glamorous resorts. Many residents of Buenos Aires holiday in Punta del Este, buying up beach homes and retreating there for the summer months.
Punta del Este is the name given to the peninsula where the Río de la Plata meets the Atlantic and is actually an area of over 50 kilometres of waterfront. You can easily walk around the centre of Punta and the actual centre is relatively small. There are a few buildings to visit but it is not a particularly historical town.
The most central beach from the centre is called Playa Mansa, that is family friendly and tends to be quite low key. Playa Brava attracts more beach goers and is more lively. Generally, as one would expect, the further you travel out of the city centre, the better beach you will stumble across. The best beaches stretch up the Northeast coast at La Barra and Bikini Beach which attracts the younger beach goers and is more trendy and fashionable with lots of nightlife.
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