Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Taking a tender boat to the beach of Punta del Este

We arrive at Punta del Este with a cruise ship but there is no pier yet where the giant sea vessel can dock so we have to tender. Luckily we are good customers and are always in the first few boats going ashore. Approaching the beach, the skyline of Punta del Este grows and grows. We never expected such a big city.

The blue building is the local casino and just at that location starts a walking platform next to the white sand and dunes. It was not too warm but brave tourist still tried their luck on the beach. Art is an important element of Punta del Este and you can see the mussels lying between the rocks.

We kwamen aan in Punta del Este in een cruise schip maar er was nog geen kade om aan te leggen voor zo’n groot vaartuig dus moesten we tenderen met kleine bootjes. Gelukkig zijn we goede klanten waar door we altijd in de eerste boten worden uitgenodigd. Bij het naderen van de kustlijn wordt duidelijk hoe groot de stad wel is, de wolkenkrabbers groeien en groeien. 

Het blauwe gebouw is een lokaal casino en op die plaats start ook een houten wandelplatform langs het witte strand en de duinen. Het was niet te warm maar moedige toeristen waagden zich toch op het strand. Kunst is een belangrijk element in het straatbeeld van Punta del Este en je ziet de mosselen liggen tussen de rotsen. 
 
Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach tender

Punta del Este beach tender

Punta del Este beach skyline

Punta del Este beach casino

Punta del Este beach boardwalk

Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach totem

Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach

Punta del Este beach

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13 comments:

  1. Such variety and beauty in your photos today. The beach is stunning, and so lovely with all the umbrellas, the interesting statue, and that sea vessel! All lovely shots.

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  2. Sure is nice sun bathing on that beautiful beach!

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  3. fraaie zomerse vakantiefoto's Filip...

    groeten

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  4. The blue and white building is so unique. The floors are made like giant steps. All these huge buildings are too close to the water for me; what if a giant tidal wave came?

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  5. daar word netjes in de stoelen gezeten op het strand.

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  6. Prachtige foto's Filip, vooral die van de skyline vind ik erg mooi.

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  7. Echt de moeite om jullie reisverslag te lezen en de foto's te bekijken. Prachtig!

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  8. Beautiful place and nice blue sky !!

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  9. Casino looks nice as do the remainder of the photos.

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  10. At first I thought that you were heading off for a dessert island - like you, I was surprised to see such a big cit, and all of those tall buildings.

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  11. That boat is like a first aid kit in steroids !

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