|Punta del Este Peninsula|
Punta del Este, Uruguay is South America's premiere beach resort. It's often compared with France’s Saint-Tropez and The Hamptons of Long Island, New York.
Punta del Este has a year-round population of approximately 25,000 that jumps to hundreds of thousands during the summer (Mid-December through February).
Most of the summer vacationers are from neighboring Argentina and Brazil. There is also a regular contingent from Europe and North America who escape the Northern Hemisphere winter for some mid-summer fun in January.