Punta del Diablo – Uruguay
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!
EL DIABLO TRANQUILO HOSTEL & PLAYA SUITES – Budget to Midrange Category
Enjoy Punta del Diablo and the Rocha coast from the comfort of El Diablo Tranquilo! With two properties, you can choose between the original hostel or their beachfront Playa Suites building. Both are just a few minutes’ walk from the city center in one direction or the vast beauty of the Santa Teresa national park in the other. Relax in an eclectic family atmosphere that combines modern amenities with rustic charm.
In their out of season they are always happy to share their nightly meals with you on the terraces, or give you and a special someone a special treat with breakfast in bed served to their suites.
During high season, enjoy nightly events in the bar, or let their staff help you organize surf or language classes, yoga sessions, massage, guided explorations of the national park on horseback, trips to the turtle conservatory or Laguna Negra – even help with stays in Cabo Polonio.