Punta del Diablo
Punta del Diablo is a charming village, founded by fishermen and discovered by surfers, close to the Brazilian border.
This little town with 900 inhabitants turns into a major tourist destination from Christmas until February. The rest of the year travellers can enjoy the tranquility of its winding dirt streets and long stretches of beautiful empty sandy beaches, which are a horseman’s dream to gallop along.
The most popular beaches are the large Playa Rivero and the smaller town beach Playa de los Pescadores. Playa Viuda, more to the south is perfect for relaxing or making a long quiet stroll. North of Playa Rivero, the long Playa Grande, guides you to the Santa Teresa National Park with over 2 million trees, gorgeous hidden white beaches, wildlife and the giant Santa Teresa fortress. The 60km of trails through thick bush gives you the opportunity to discover its outstanding beauty.
West of Punta del Diablo is Laguna Negra with its surrounding wetlands, palm trees, and abundant birdlife. It is very popular in summer and a fantastic place to watch the sunset.
In Punta del Diablo it is well worth waking up early, when the sea is calm, to observe the ritual of the local fishermen heading out to sea with their colourful boats. In the evening they return to deliver their catch to the various cozy restaurants in town. Your taste buds will be pampered! Punta del Diablo is a handicrafts village too. The craftsmen display their works at little stands near to the beach. Enjoy your stay at this exquisite beach destination in the East of Uruguay!