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Things to do in Maldonado Department

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“Excellent shopping - food, clothes, furniture, etc. within short distance (less than 200 meters).”
  • 118 locals recommend
Casino
“This is a touristy Hotel & Casino, not really my favourite style, but there is always something going on there. Especially handy if you come to Punta durig low or shoulder season.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Pub
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“The safe bet. It's pretty much always open and busy, even in lower season. Not the cheapest option, but it does the trick and is surrondedby other bars as well.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“One of the TOP 50 s restaurantes in Latin America. The most creative sushiwoman in site: Coco Weissmann Just go!!!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Landmark
“Punta del Este is the most famous district (State, Province) of Uruguay. This is where the rich and famous go to vacation and is world know for the beauty of its beaches. Among the many restaurants, bars, hotels, and resorts in the part of the country, they also have a famous statue of a hand reaching out from the beach. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Museum-Studio is in the middle of the large building and exhibits works by the man who built it: Uruguayan genius Carlos Páez Vilaró, a multifaceted artist and muralist par excellence. The rooms are replete with paintings, pottery, and sculptures from different stages in the artist’s life. The Museum also has a video room, showing documentaries about his life and work. A tour of the building takes you through five halls and three terraces, and you sense how the architecture is shaped by its corridors and pathways, arcades, and objects embedded in the walls.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The best complete collection of Latin American paintings and sculptures. Free entrance”
  • 43 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Nice town. Use to be a fishermans town , today the coolest summer place! Great beaches”
  • 46 locals recommend
Nature
“3 mile trails with indigenous and foreign trees and plants, ideal for walking, cycling or jogging in a quiet, natural surrounding. There are some stations on your way where you can enjoy great views of Punta and Laguna del Sauce!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Amazing Mediterranean house that blends into the sea / increíble casa mediterránea que se funde con el mar”
  • 58 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Buen lugar para comprar pescados y mariscos frescos del día además de ver lobos marinos.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Market
“Full of shops as well as street markets. From small markets to exclusive local-designer boutiques and international brands.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Entertainment
“sealife like whales, dolphins, etc. skeletons, history photos, artifacts and recreations from old Punta.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“ Rated 4 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #43 of 156 restaurants in Punta del Este. Restaurant and Jazz Club”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a posh dairy farm with a restaurant and attractions for everyone. Kids can ride horses, feed baby goats, or just run around. Adults may eat at the restaurant or have a espresso with dulce de leche crepes while enjoying the scenery. They also host a great jazz festival early January.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Mansa Beach is for family, ideal for children and for those who wish to take a leisurely swim in the sea. / La Playa Mansa es para todo público, ideal para niños y la familia.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Mediterranean Restaurant
“One of the TOP 50 s restaurantes in Latin America. The most creative sushiwoman in site: Coco Weissmann Just go!!!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“ Rated 4 of 5 on TripAdvisor and ranked #43 of 156 restaurants in Punta del Este. Restaurant and Jazz Club”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a posh dairy farm with a restaurant and attractions for everyone. Kids can ride horses, feed baby goats, or just run around. Adults may eat at the restaurant or have a espresso with dulce de leche crepes while enjoying the scenery. They also host a great jazz festival early January.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Calle 27 entre Gorlero y la 24. Es una cuadra con varios lugares de comida, la mejor onda y ambiente relajado. Precios accesibles y opciones vegetarianas y veganas. Imperdibles. Capi Bar y Crepas abierto todo el año. El resto cerrado en temporada baja.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you go to Punta del Este you should lunch or dinner in the best place in town - Lo de Tere offers fantastic and sophisticated ambience, service, food and wines - A MUST”
  • 22 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“I like the quality of the food and if you don't go during peak hours, you can enjoy the view.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite place to eat and hang out in Jose Ignacio. Though not cheap, prices are competitive and the food excellent. Service great, kind staff. Love this place. MY secret spot.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Comida francesa Advertencia : es uno de los restaurantes más caros de Punta ”
  • 22 locals recommend

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