Perhaps the most high profile beach resort in South America, Punta del Este is a slice of pure bliss on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Once frequented mainly by Argentine and Brazilian visitors, the region is gaining popularity with Europeans and North Americans seeking a picturesque and relaxing getaway.

Considered by many to be the “Miami of South America” the city is known for a vibrant night life, with international glitterati dotting its sun-drenched coastline. Private homes of Latin America’s rich and famous overlook azure waters, and countless hotels fill the blocks leading up to the beach front.

The peninsula has a varied coast, with countless beaches perfect for sunning and enjoying the classic Uruguayan coastal vibe. Like many great beach cities, avoiding crowds and finding exclusive stretches of sand requires true expertise, which is why Ker and Downey works with the most seasoned guides and scouts. Whether you are looking for a private moment of relaxation, or a premium, high-energy excursion, Ker & Downey’s commitment to quality makes all the difference in Punta del Este.

A sizable marina is the gateway to the ocean and a variety of watersports, including surfing, fishing, and sailing. The young and energetic flock to the marina to show off their skills, or try innovative new sports. Even for those who choose to observe from the docks, the parasailing, surfing, and jet skis provide constant entertainment.

Those who opt to stay on dry land will not be without their own enticing list of excursions. With sophisticated shopping, gourmet restaurants, and historic museums, the days will melt into the rhythmic, sizzling nights under the warm sun. Ker & Downey’s guides can curate a day high end shopping, visits to artists’ studios, and behind-the-sconces access to the museums and restaurants.

For a true luxury experience, Ker & Downey recommends escaping to the quieter, more exclusive José Ignacio, formerly a quaint seaside village now catering to the those who want to capture a different kind of luxury, where setting your own leisurely pace is the ultimate indulgence.