I'm planning to visit Punta del Este around Christmas/New Years. Has anyone been there around this time? What's it like? Is it a fun party town? One of the problems we are having is the airport. It's a lot less expensive to fly into Montevideo, but it's 2 hours away from Punta del Este. What's the fastest way to get to Punta del Este from Montevideo? And in addition to Punta del Este, does anyone have any recommendations as to what other cities or town are nice to visit? We're thinking either Rio or Buenos Aires. Any suggestions on all of the above would be helpful.