Punta Del Este: Droves of Uruguayan and Argentinean sun worshippers and revelers mingle with trendy international travelers who flock to the beaches, casinos, restaurants and night spots. They arrive by land, air and yacht to the "Monaco of South America".
Popular beaches include: "La Playa de los Dedos" (The fingers beach), which has a giant hand emerging from the sand, Bikini Beach, famous as a gathering place for trendy "beautiful people", and Paloma Beach (Dove Beach), which is located about 90 miles up the peninsula. The best waves in the country would be found at Paloma, a mecca for die hard surfers. The endless beaches, beautiful seaside mansions, tree-lined streets, chic boutiques, as well as stylish people make of this destination one of the most popular in South America during the summer months.