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Vaz Ferreira #33 y Barranca Abajo | Edificio Scorpio, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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All reviews great beach white sand nice sand surfing windy beaches exercise december sea peninsula
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Playa Brava is known for having bigger waves and stronger winds, but also (thankfully) fewer families with children running around. Great views and a nice beach for walking and sunbathing, as well as surfing. Had a wonderful stay here at the Grand Hotel and will...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach with lots of people doing exercises all day long. You can walk and enjoy the beach. An amazing sunset!

Thank Virginia S
Reviewed 15 December 2017

great long white beach, not crowded, with some surf breaks. great for walking and just chilling by the sea, listening to its roar

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great beach that had very few people. The water is a little cold but still great sand and very spacious.

Thank mclbteitelbaum
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Punta del Este is one of the best destinations if you like the beach, socializing and night life. From the Faro de Punta del Este (Lighthouse) to the east you will find more than 30 miles of beaches with white sand and amazing waves (surfing...More

Thank lucialopezuy
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Playa Brava begining at the Los Dedos, many km and you can find good Restaurants at beach. Good option. My favorite at P del E.

Thank MAU1967
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Playa Brava is where the monument "Las Manos" is located. So after visiting the monument, go and check this beach. The water is quite cold (I visited on March) but there's a lot of space on the sand. However you have to bring your own...More

Thank Anselmo P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you like wind, this beach is for you. Great for sunrise, cool, with nice sand to enjoy. walk across the streets to Playa Mansa if you prefer a more peaceful spot.

Thank SusanaPa
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Quite windy the day we visited & unpleasant beach conditions Sandy beach but nothing special, preferred Playa Manso

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A beautiful endless beach for long walks. It was windy the week we were here but we still enjoyed it a lot.

Thank SequoiaRose
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