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I visited Punta del Este, twice, while on largely fabulous Oceania Cruise lines trips from Buenos... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Definitely worth the visit

I was surprised by the diversity and depth of art and culture in this place. The fingers are... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
St Kilda, Australia
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Rambla General Jose Artigas | Brava Beach, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Punta del Este, twice, while on largely fabulous Oceania Cruise lines trips from Buenos Aires to Rio. Punta del Este, to my mind, is a run-of-the mill generic resort, so going there was not a highlight of the trip, to say the least....More

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 September 2018

One of the most easily recognisable monuments or sculptures in Uruguay and synonymous with Punta del Este Very popular at any time of the day and don't expect to get a photograph of yourself only in the frame! The sculpture by a Chilean artist Mario...More

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Typical view of Punta del Este. The monument is on the beach. It consists of five giant fingers getting out from the sand. All the tourists go there. So, so.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

The "hand in the sand" is a nice diversion at one of the town's many beaches. Snack bars and a very busy street nearby. Fun to see if you're at the beach anyway, but not worth a special trip.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

I was surprised by the diversity and depth of art and culture in this place. The fingers are certainly with visiting. Th best way is to include this on a day tour in order to fit in all the other great art in this place.

Thank Lorenzo1952
Reviewed 21 May 2018

If you are in Punta del Este, you have to see the hand in the sand. Like other reviewers mentioned, you might have a wait a bit to try to get a picture without a bunch of other people in it! I took some pictures,...More

Thank Travels4tenS
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Fun, but they need a little TLC. Maybe it was because it was the end of the season, but they had been beaten up a bit.

Thank Earlyguy
Reviewed 3 April 2018

What can you say, all it really is is fingers in the sand. The biggest stands about 10 feet in the air, the smallest - children climb all over.

Thank Red-Super-Hero
Reviewed 26 March 2018

You cannot visit Punta and not also visit the Mano de Punta del Este. It's so cool and fun to see it in person. You can walk right up to it and take a photo. It's right on the beach, so you can make a...More

Thank Lynn-MI
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I liked Mano extremely ...! So different from other monuments and perfectly blended into space. I like when some landmark imposes on with its diversity and becomes a kind of trademark for a place or city. Take just a couple of minutes and stop for...More

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