Monday, January 15, 2007
Punta del Diablo: a second visit
Punta del Diablo in January was much different than it was in November. Instead of a handful of visitors watching the fishing boats unload their catch of sharks, the beach was packed with young people. It seemed like all the hitchhikers we'd seen along the highway had ended up in town. Punta del Diablo had an interesting hippie vibe but it wasn't a quiet fishing village.
You might like to check out From Uruguays latest entry.Great pics and what appears to be a better beach that they actually use.
Don't get me wrong, I think that is is horrible that someone came in and stole your stuff during the night - and the fact that the police didnt really do anything about it only makes it worse.
However, like I said, don't let your bad experience ruin your thoughts on uruguay.
My God, you lost some material possessions. Life is tough sometimes, what can I say?
Uruguay is a poor country and many dont have the luxury of easily affording ipods, digital cameras, and cell phones. Things could be much worse. You are alive, not too mention they even to care to not even disturb your slumber.
I've been studying in Montevideo for 5 months and had 0 problems. Have not been to Punta del Diablo so I cannot speak from personal experience, however, Uruguay is generally very safe, and a little common sense is all you need to make sure your valuables don't get stolen (IE HIDE THEM - not in your bag - or sleep with them)
Luxury beach = Punta del Este
Rural beach = Cabo Polonio, Punta del Diablo
(excuse me for throwing off the thread of this - I just felt the need to give them a new asshole)
I spent 6 days in Punta Del Diable on October/November 2008. I had such a great experience. The people I met were friendly and I felt totally safe there. I got to meet quite a few locals too.
It is a great place to visit. If you visit Uruguay (which I highly recommend) you owe it to yourself to see Punta Del Diablo (as well as Cabo Polonio).
There's no reason not to have a relaxing good time in PdD.
I've actually smitten with Uruguay and the people. I'm so glad I went there.
The last time was in 1987, there was absolultly nobody there.
I spent a week naked on the beach with my then girlfriend and I didn't see anybody.
I thought I was in paradise.
It was a pristine desolated place.
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