URUGUAY: Piriapolis

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Piriápolis is a city in the Maldonado department of Uruguay. It´s an important summer resort in the country. Because it is mainly used as a resort, it has a relatively small permanent population for a city of its size. It is located on the coast of Río de la Plata.

The city is centered around the Rambla de los Argentinos, a waterfront promenade. With a tourism-centered economy, Piriápolis has opulent hotels, large casinos, an active nightlife scene, and public parks. The Templo de San Antonio, situated atop one of the hills surrounding the city, can be reached by chair lift and offers a panoramic view of the coast. For more adventurous travelers, Uruguay’s third-highest point, the Cerro Pan de Azúcar, can be found 10 km outside of town. The peak presents a challenging climb as well as a nature reserve. Boat tours and saltwater fishing are available at the Piriápolis port.

The first summer resort which was established in Uruguay, Piriápolis is peaceful backwater next to the sea, something similar to Punta del Este but a quieter version.


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