What to do and see in Maldonado, Uruguay: The Best Places and Tips

August 27, 2017 Jana Sager

Discover the best top things to do in Maldonado, Uruguay including Mirador Punta Ballena, Puente Leonel Viera, Playa Solanas, Isla Gorriti, Playa Punta Ballena, Playa Montoya, Casapueblo, Playa Portezuelo, Puente Laguna Garzon, Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana.
Restaurants in Maldonado

1. Mirador Punta Ballena

Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 808 reviews

Mirador Punta Ballena

Reviewed By DDCArgentina - Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina

The views from here are amazing and if you manage to go by when the artisans are out, the shopping is fun too. And on the weekends you'll find amazing parapenting/hangliders to color the skies and make use of the quite strong winds that blow through.

2. Puente Leonel Viera

La Barra, Maldonado, Uruguay
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 821 reviews

Puente Leonel Viera

Reviewed By Rauko-uy - Punta del Este, Uruguay

A marvellous "domed" bridge made years ago by an engineering genius. Decades later the flow of traffic rendered it to narrow, so the Uruguayan government in a brilliant decision made another twin bridge next to it... exactly the same as the original with its two distinctive humps.

3. Playa Solanas

Ruta Interbalnearia Km 118, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20003, Uruguay
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Playa Solanas

Reviewed By Marinamila - Madrid, Spain

Best option in Punta del Este. Close to the airport. New Year Eve with Impressive Fires. White Sand. Plenty of little restaurants for night dinner. Magnificent view to Punta Ballena. Serenity at nights (good sleep). Horses to walk under moon light. And Starry indigo night to walk on the beach. Highly Recommended

4. Isla Gorriti

Rio de la Plata, Bahia Maldonado, Maldonado 20000, Uruguay +598 4244 4750
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 260 reviews

Isla Gorriti

Reviewed By dianamacg - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Always on view when one faces westwards it is worth a visit. One tekes a boat trip from the port of Punta del Este and a few minutes later arrive on the island. It is worth taking a picnic and settling in the peace and quiet at one of the tables dotted around. There is only one beach and it is usually pretty crowded and the beach bar packed as well, hence the picnic idea. A lovely stroll amongst the pine trees and then back again. Not worth spending a whole day there but a pleasant way to spend 3 or 4 hours.

5. Playa Punta Ballena

Ruta Interbalnearia Km 118, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20003, Uruguay +598 4257 8611
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Playa Punta Ballena

Reviewed By Tg D - San Diego, California

Was the best Lunch we had in Uruguay. By far, a drive to Punta Ballena won't disapoint. The view is spectacular but stay for lunch at the even more stupendous Casa Pueblo. Up the cliff lives the not to be missed Club Hotel Casa Pueblo A mere three hundred pesos each, sent us -9 floors below the street gate into the cliff, only to explore the breath taking Las Terrazas and feast an enjoyable and incredible meal. A must do.

6. Playa Montoya

Ruta 10, La Barra, Maldonado 20001, Uruguay
Excellent
30%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Playa Montoya

Reviewed By lechuzon - Sherborn, Massachusetts

This beach as far as I am concerned is the perfect combo; enough waves for the adventurous, but never too scary for the family-type visitors; perfect for walking and finding treasures, food and snacks nearby, chair and umbrella rentals, and lots of happy people.

Mar Mediterraneo, Punta Ballena, Maldonado 20003, Uruguay +598 4257 8611
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Casapueblo

Reviewed By Juliana M - Brasilia, DF

Casapueblo is the old summer house of Uruguayan plastic artist and architect Carlos Páez Vilaró, currently a house-sculpture that includes a museum, an art gallery and a hotel called Hotel Casapueblo or Club Hotel Casapueblo. It is located in Punta Ballena, near Punta del Este, Uruguay. The house designed by the architect himself is similar in style to the houses on the Mediterranean coast of Santorini.

8. Playa Portezuelo

Maldonado, Uruguay
Excellent
53%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Playa Portezuelo

Reviewed By BlueBsAs - Miami, Florida

What a great spot! We love it. We went with our pet around sunset time. The bar has good music, uncrowded, WiFi and very good service. We ordered fried calamari, beers, destornillador (vodka+orange juice) . Inexpensive . The sunset view is amazing! Free parking. We will go back.

9. Puente Laguna Garzon

Maldonado, Uruguay
Excellent
28%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Puente Laguna Garzon

Reviewed By 720rickl - Los Angeles, California

This is the new way to cross the lagoon and it's making the other side of the lagoon more accessible. And that is the problem. It was nice before when you had to cross on a small ferry and made the area less congested. But now there is new construction going up on the other side and soon it will be all developed. A bit of a shame.

10. Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana

Villa Serrana, Maldonado 20100, Uruguay +598 99 627 295
Excellent
52%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana

Cavalcades on the hill side with "desayuno campestre" (breakfast) and "asado" (barbecue).Wonderful views, water flows and vegetation.

Reviewed By cachirula - Montevideo, Uruguay

beautifull places to view, great experience, peacefully and resting to enjoy every breath

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