From beautiful Colonia del Sacramento we went to touristy Punta del Este where half the buildings are empty (at the moment – it’s not yet high season) and the other half are just being built. The town must be incredibly crowded during high season. Nevertheless we spent a pleasant time there but left the next day for another beach town that couldn’t be more different from Punta del Este: Punta del Diablo.
It’s a laid back village with small colorful houses, each one different from the other, and they’re strewn across the village like dice. The (still) empty beach is wide with high sand dunes but the water was too cold for me so we didn’t really hang at the beach.
A few kilometers from the village is Santa Teresa national park, a nice place to relax, enjoy the sun and see birds and animals such as the Capybara (they’re so cute!) We took bikes to the park; actually a good idea, since it would be too far to walk but due to the heat and one of the bikes being really bad we ended up totally exhausted. Never mind, there was still plenty of time to relax at the hotel and plan our route (which we change about every other day).