Exploring Punta del Diablo Uruguay JetSetting Fools

Exploring Punta del Diablo

I stepped off the 4-hour bus ride from Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, directly into the different world of Punta del Diablo. Within seconds, I fell head over heels in love. I could hear the roaring ocean on my right, which, since many of the dirt roads don’t have street signs, would serve as a compass for the next two weeks while exploring Punta del Diablo.

Exploring Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo

It doesn’t take longer than 10 minutes to get from one end of Punta del Diablo to the other. But, if you take your time to explore where each dirt road leads to, it can take a little longer….like 20 minutes.

In what seems to be a recent boom in tourism, the “new” part of town is up the hill creating optimal ocean views for the freshly constructed weekly rentals.

Exploring Punta del Diablo and the new neighborhoods

New houses in Punta del Diablo

Yet, even with the uptick in commercialism, it remains a small town. It is common to see horses pulling wagons, friends meeting in the street and stray, friendly dogs walking alongside anyone who will let them.

Horse pulled wagon in Punta del Diablo

Horse pulled wagon in Punta del Diablo

The original part of town is closer to the beach and is lined with restaurants, pescaderos, supermercados, and old, traditional, oceanfront homes where mostly locals live.

Exploring Punta del Diablo and the older, oceanfront homes

Older, oceanfront homes in Punta del Diablo

But from almost anywhere in town you can see the ocean and long stretch of sandy beach, book-ended by rocky points.

Exploring Punta del Diablo where the ocean meets the rocks

The rocky points of Punta del Diablo

It is clearly off-season, which suits us just fine, and it is ever apparent with the lack of people and the many closed restaurants, which makes exploring Punta del Diablo easy.

Exploring Punta del Diablo and the main drag of restaurants

The main drag of restaurants in Punta del Diablo

Beachfront cafe in Punta del Diablo

Beachfront cafe

Exploring Punta del Diablo and the beachfront restaurants

Beachfront restaurant in Punta del Diablo

While exploring Punta del Diablo, we saw many fishing boats set out each morning for the daily fresh fish

Fishing boats set out each morning for the daily fresh fish

While exploring Punta del Diablo, we saw a sign that says "Silence please, we are listening to the sea"

Silence please, we are listening to the sea.

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