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With its miles of beautiful beaches, elegant seaside condos, impressive marinas, glitzy restaurants and flash hotels, Punta del Este is one of South America’s most glamorous and exclusive resorts. Known as the St Tropez of Uruguay, ‘La Punta’ is a hive of activity.

Punta del Este

As well as being popular with holidaying Brazilians and Argentineans, Punta is also known as a haven for celebrities. Set on a stunning peninsula, it is home to around 10,000 people in the low season and a massive 500,000 in the peak season. The VELUX 5 OCEANS is no stranger to Punta del Este having visited the city three times before in the race’s 28-year history.