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Punta Del Este Car Rental Mini Guide

Although the beaches are beautiful along this stretch of the Uruguayan coast, you probably would not want to spend all your holiday on them. That is where we at Rhino can help by arranging a pre-booked hire car for you to collect when you arrive at Punta del Este. We have just the car for you whatever your needs or whatever you want to see or do. Choose from our wide range of vehicles from economical and cheap sub compacts up to luxury open top sports cars and you can still be sure you will get the best car hire package at Punta del Este.
With two flights to and from Buenos Aires, the city of Punta del Este is reasonably well served. There are no direct flights into the airport from overseas and travellers from anywhere other than Brazil must make a connection before continuing. Flights from the UK to Buenos Aires are quite frequent so you will not find getting to Punta del Este difficult.

Punta del Este is a premier beach destination in Uruguay, renowned for its stunning coastlines, upscale resorts, and vibrant nightlife. With its blend of natural beauty and modern luxury, it's often referred to as the "Monaco of South America" or "The Hamptons of South America."

Driving in Punta del Este:

  • Street Conditions: The roads in and around Punta del Este are generally in good condition, especially in the central areas and along the beachfront. Some residential or undeveloped areas may have gravel roads.

  • Traffic Patterns: Like any tourist hotspot, traffic can get dense during the peak season, especially around January and February. Plan your travels accordingly, and consider avoiding driving during the busiest times of day.

  • Parking: There are numerous parking lots and on-street parking available, especially near beaches and popular attractions. It's always wise to secure belongings and not leave them visible in your car.

  • Local Driving Habits: Drivers in Punta del Este are usually respectful of traffic rules, but always stay alert, especially at intersections and roundabouts.

Suggested Vehicle: A standard sedan or compact car is apt for the city's roads. However, if you're venturing into more rugged or remote areas nearby, consider renting an SUV.

Nearest Airport: Punta Del Este itself with the official name being Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport serves Punta del Este.

Distance & Route:

  • The airport is located about 20 kilometers (approximately 12.4 miles) north of Punta del Este.

  • The straightforward route involves taking Ruta 93 from the airport, which leads directly into the heart of Punta del Este. The drive typically takes around 20 minutes, depending on traffic.

Notable Attractions in Punta del Este:

  1. Playa Brava & Playa Mansa: Two main beaches, each offering a unique ambiance. Playa Brava is famous for its "La Mano" sculpture of fingers emerging from the sand.

  2. Casapueblo: A building-cum-museum created by artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, showcasing his works and providing breathtaking views of the sunset.

  3. Gorlero Avenue: The main commercial street, bustling with shops, restaurants, and galleries.

  4. Puerto de Punta del Este: A marina that becomes lively in the evenings, where you can spot sea lions, dine, or simply take a leisurely walk.

General Suggestions:

  • Watch out for pedestrian crossings, especially near the beach areas where tourists abound.

  • While Spanish is the predominant language, many service providers, especially in the hospitality sector, speak English due to the international clientele.

  • Having a navigation system or map is helpful for locating less-known beaches or attractions.

Punta del Este offers more than just beautiful beaches; its rich blend of cultural experiences, dining, and natural beauty makes it a must-visit when in Uruguay. Whether you're soaking in the sun, exploring art installations, or cruising down its scenic roads, Punta del Este promises a memorable experience.

Current Rental Rates in Punta Del Este

Chevrolet Sonic

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.98 EUR/day
Chevrolet Sonic

7 Days rental at 258.87 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.98 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 258.87 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.99 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 258.94 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Punta Del Este: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Punta del Este is a small resort city on the coast of Uruguay
  • The city began after a settler; Antonio Lussich planted a botanical garden here
  • Even in 1907 it was yet to get status as a village
  • Today it thrives because of its year round good climate and beautiful beaches.  
  • A sculpted monument on the shore shows bathers where the safety of the River Plate estuary ends and the rough waters of the Atlantic begin


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