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cruise stop - how to get to beach?

Westchester, New...
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cruise stop - how to get to beach?

We will be stopping at Punta del Este on our South American cruise (BsAs -Montevideo-Punta del este- southern ports in Argentina-around Cape Horn-up to Valparaiso, Chile) We would love to head to one of the beautiful beaches but do not know how far they are from the cruise dock. Which is the best beach to go to just to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and water? Will probably take a cab from the dock (any buses available?) and want to know approximate distance and price this would incur. Thank you for your help. Any other suggestions for this area? Dont particularly want to ride a bus all day on cruise excursions.

Porto Alegre, RS
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1. Re: cruise stop - how to get to beach?

You should probably ask the cruise company how they usually take people to Punta.

Try Playa Mansa - go have a clericot at one of the Paradores.

it's a nice spot and close to everything.

Punta del Este...
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2. Re: cruise stop - how to get to beach?

At Punta your ship will anchor in the bay & you will be 'ferried' to land - either to the marina or Playa Mansa (15 mins walk apart); Playa Mansa is a major beach so you can just stay there - there are several decent restaurants overlooking the sea just by where you land and it is easy to walk into town. If you are put down in the marina, that is fine - beaches are a gentle stroll and there are lots of restaurants around there too, plus some sea lions for fun.

No need to do anything more!

Westchester, New...
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3. Re: cruise stop - how to get to beach?

Thank you both. As it is starting to get colder here in New York, just thinking about the beautiful beaches there make me feel good. I appreciate your help!

4. Re: cruise stop - how to get to beach?

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