Punta del Este is a resort city on a narrow peninsula in southeast Uruguay. Brava Beach is known for its strong surfing waves as well as “The Hand,” a giant sculpture of 5 fingers emerging from the sand. On the west coast, Mansa Beach has calm, shallow waters. Local handicrafts are sold at Plaza Artigas, near Avenida Gorlero’s upscale stores. The 19th-century lighthouse at the peninsula’s southern tip has a viewing platform.
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