Punta del Diablo Beach...
A bird's view over the Devil's Tip

Punta del diablo Beach. Uruguay
Punta del Diablo Beach by Vince Alongi - CC BY 2.0

With Punta del Diablo Beach we aim at introducing you to one of the most famous Uruguay beaches.

Over the last few years, it has become a prime summer getaway for Uruguayans and Argentineans, as well as the epicenter for surfers and the Uruguay’s backpacker beach scene.

In fact, Punta del Diablo is the most famed Uruguayan surf town, attracting surfers of different age as well as surfing skills, particularly at peak season, which runs from end of December through February - summertime in the Southern Hemisphere.

At that time of the year, it goes from a quiet fishing village of around 500 local residents or so to a crowd of 25,000 and over.

Time spent in Punta del Diablo is time spent on the beach, and you have three long sandy beaches for sunbathing to choose from, Playa de la Viuda, Playa de Rivero and Playa de los Pescadores. If you feel like a little sandboarding head off to the dunes of Playa de la Viuda - Widow beach.

Punta del Diablo beach has a pretty laid-back vibe, completely opposite in size and personality than flashy Punta del Este, where a stylish set of visitors come to party during summer month. It has no ATMs, no high rises, no casinos and none of the social gatherings favored by the international jet-set.

At Punta del Diablo, waves are audible at any time from anywhere in town, and if you happen to visit it off season - particularly July and October - you will also hear the calling of whales breaking the sound of the winter wind.

Punta del Diablo Photo Gallery

The following set of images are part of Vince Alongi's work, read about his background here and visit his website to learn more about his life and work.

In his own words..."All of my work, otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons license. When using it, you must attribute the work. The work may not be used for commercial purposes without permission. All copyrights retained by the author". Images in this set belong to CC BY 2.0.

Please contact Vince if you intend to show his imagery for reasons other than specified.

Enjoy Punta del Diablo Beach as much as you can and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions...

How to Get There

Punta del Diablo is situated about 300 km from Uruguay's capital Montevideo and 175 km from Punta del Este, more precisely, at the km no. 298 of Route 9. Find it on the map. If you happen to be in Colonia del Sacramento, distance to town is 448 km. Alternatively, if coming from Brazil, Punta del Diablo is located at 48 km, about 45 minutes driving from the border town of El Chuy.

It can only be reached by car or bus. From Montevideo's bus terminal (Terminal Tres Cruces) there are daily services provided by several bus companies such as Rutas del Sol, CYNSA and COT. The journey takes around 5 hours to complete.

Coming from abroad, you are likely to land at Carrasco/General Cesáreo L. Berisso International Airport, the largest in the country, located in the adjoining department of Canelones at 18 km to the east of Montevideo.

Where to Stay

Although there are few holiday residences available for lengthy stays, there are some other lodging options in town. Review and book your hotel in Punta del Diablo. Alternatively, for the independent/solo traveler, Book Punta del Diablo, Uruguay with Hostelbookers.com.

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