Bikini Beach

Bikini Beach which includes landscape views, general coastal views and a sandy beach
With sunset parties, DJ entertainment, fashion shows and great waves, this lively beach attracts surfers and a good-looking, youthful and sun-kissed crowd.

Bikini Beach (Playa Bikini) is one of Uruguay’s summer hotspots, a place that blends natural scenery with beautiful people. Mingle with the well-heeled beachgoers, who come to parade their chiseled bodies and trendy beach attire, and experience a slice of Punta del Este’s fun-loving lifestyle.

The area started as a local surfing spot. Today its rolling waves remain popular with Jet Skiers, surfers and standup paddleboarders. Rent a surfboard and take lessons with experienced instructors. It’s safe to swim in the ocean. Lifeguards patrol the beach from mid-December to mid-March.

Set down your towel or deckchair and take a moment to absorb the energetic atmosphere. The main action centers on the parador (beach bar), where you can purchase drinks and snacks or observe fashion shows. Watch as groups of youthful men and women chat, dance and flirt while listening to electronic music played by DJs.

For a quieter experience, stroll along the golden sand toward the southern end of the beach. Time your visit to watch as the sun drifts down over Punta del Este’s distant high-rise towers. Then return to the parador to be part of a lively sundown party.

Walk up from the beach to the main road to find a collection of cafés, ice cream parlors and restaurants. The bars here keep the après-beach events going until the early hours of the morning, most notably in the summer.

Located in the Manantiales suburb, Bikini Beach is a 25-minute drive from Punta del Este’s town center. Public buses and minibuses travel regularly along the coastal road between the beach and Punta del Este Bus Terminal. If you drive, use the small parking lot above the beach, which fills up fast in the peak season. Parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Parking is free, although it’s customary to tip the attendant.

Bikini Beach is crowded from morning until late in the evening during the months of January and February. Outside of these months, enjoy a more serene beach atmosphere with fewer parties and more families.

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Casa Flor - Adults Only
Casa Flor - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
9 Explorador, Punta del Este, Departamento de Maldonado, 20001
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The price is HK$1,255 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
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Las Olas Resort
Las Olas Resort
3 out of 5
Ruta 10, Parada 50, Punta del Este, 20100
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Punta del Este. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Bikini Beach and Playa Montoya are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (18 reviews)
Located at very quiet location
"Residential neighbourhood, need a car to buy bottle of water. Friendly staff, Santiago at front desk speaks English and very helpfull. It is far away from everything. Good for those who looking for escape"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2015

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Hotel La Bluette
Hotel La Bluette
3 out of 5
Parada 49 - La Barra, Punta del Este, Maldonado, 20100
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Punta del Este. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach are located ...
4/5 Very Good! (59 reviews)
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"I really enjoyed getting away for the weekend. The hotel is a bit far from the city but it has its advantages. It is a very relaxing place, big rooms, superb breakfast. I highly recommend if you want a place to relax."

Reviewed on 24 Sep 2013

Hotel La Bluette
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Casa Flor - Adults Only
Casa Flor - Adults Only
3.5 out of 5
9 Explorador, Punta del Este, Departamento de Maldonado, 20001
The price is HK$1,255 per night from 6 Jul to 7 Jul
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Las Olas Resort
Las Olas Resort
3 out of 5
Ruta 10, Parada 50, Punta del Este, 20100
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Hotel La Bluette
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3 out of 5
Parada 49 - La Barra, Punta del Este, Maldonado, 20100
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3.5 out of 5
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3.5 out of 5
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