10 Best Beach Resorts In Uruguay - Updated 2024

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Nicole 
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Although Uruguay is the second-smallest country in South America after Suriname, the nation brims with eclectic offerings. The capital city, Montevideo, is steeped in rich history and culture revealed in its colonial architecture. It is home to Plaza Independencia, the main green square of the city. You will find most of the iconic landmarks in the capital around the square, including the Gateway of the Citadel (Puerta de la Ciudadela) and Salvo Palace (Palacio Salvo). Since the country is perched on the Atlantic shores and surrounded by a river, it offers no shortage of sun-drenched beaches wherever you go. Some of the most amazing ones are Playa Brava and De los Pocitos Beach (Playa de los Pocitos). Experience the vibrant beach life and unlimited fun in the sun. Browse through this list of the best beach resorts in Uruguay to maximize your oceanside or riverside stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

1. Hotel Fasano Punta del Este; Punta del Este (from USD 410)

This luxury 5-star beach resort boasts a private river beach on the banks of Maldonado River. This area opens during summer, so you can stay cool during the humid season. Sitting on a lush parkland surrounded by natural rocks is a stunning outdoor pool for those who want to soak up some sun and nature.

If you need some pampering, head to the resort’s spa facilities comprised of dry and steam saunas, a fitness center, a yoga room, and a heated indoor pool. Meanwhile, the bright and airy bungalows feature huge balconies overlooking stunning views.

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Hotel Fasano Punta del Este This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: Camino Cerro Egusquiza y Paso del Barranco
62.24 km (38.7 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

2. Solanas Punta Del Este Spa & Resort; Punta del Este (from USD 70)

The most notable part about this spa resort is that it grants guests access to Solanas Crystal Beach, which prides itself on being the country’s first crystalline water lagoon. This 3-hectare (7.41-acre) beach area includes three sandy beaches, pedestrian walkways, and children’s leisure facilities. You can also enjoy a bunch of recreational activities here, including yoga sessions, kayaking, and live evening shows.

Besides the lagoon, guests are also free to use various sports courts, pools, and the fitness center.

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Solanas Punta Del Este Spa & Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Ruta Interbalnearia Km 118.5
48.52 km (30.2 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

3. Solanas Green Park Spa & Resort; Punta del Este

After a quick six-minute walk to the beach from Solanas Green Park Spa & Resort, you can immediately bask in the sun until sundown. Guests of this establishment can also enter Crystal Lagoon free of charge. If you are not up for a day on the beach, head to the indoor or outdoor pools to relax. Pool and beach towels will aptly be provided for convenience.

In addition, the sophisticated apartments are tastefully designed with chic décor and are equipped with an integrated kitchen for daily meals. You will also find a coffee shop on site where you can grab your daily caffeine fix.

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Solanas Green Park Spa & Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Ruta Interbalnearia km 118,5
48.5 km (30.2 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

4. El Descubrimiento Resort Club; Guazuvira (from USD 142)

Gabled roofs and exposed brick walls characterize the charming chalets in this resort club, giving the place a traditional touch. A buffet breakfast will be available for a nominal charge if you want hassle-free mornings.

Recreation will never be an issue on this property thanks to its entertainment offerings, ranging from thrilling water sports to laid-back indoor games. Feel free to visit the on-site pools to rejuvenate yourself. You can also work up a sweat on the beachfront ball courts or spend quality time with your little ones in the waterpark.

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El Descubrimiento Resort Club

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Ruta Interbalnearia Km 59.800
4.32 km (2.7 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre Garden

Other beach accommodations in Uruguay

5. Serena Hotel - Exclusivo Adultos; Punta del Este (from USD 98)

Housed in a historic property on the sand of Playa Mansa, this adult-only hotel is exactly what you will need for a soothing holiday. The building where it is set was once a flour mill that was a merchant port until it was eventually transformed into a bright and breezy hotel.

A gorgeous outdoor pool and comfy sunbeds dot the teak deck, the perfect spots to admire the turquoise beach waters while taking refreshing laps. Literary enthusiasts will also appreciate the library in the lounge and lots of alfresco reading nooks overlooking the beach.

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Serena Hotel - Punta del Este - Unico sobre la Playa This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: Rambla William Parada 24
56.35 km (35.1 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace

6. La Baguala; Montevideo (from USD 190)

La Baguala offers a tranquil retreat in Uruguay’s capital. Set in a rural area filled with farms and vineyards, this luxury hotel promises contemporary comfort and a countryside lifestyle in a lovely coastal setting. This property has twelve fully furnished suites and two houses oozing with classical charm.

During your downtime, visit the private beach area and dip your foot in the sandy waters. Cycling and horseback riding are also possible if you are up for some outdoor adventure.

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La Baguala

Wifi Available

Address: Camino Sanguinetti 5552
75.14 km (46.7 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

7. Remanso del Diablo; Punta del Diablo

Experience a one-of-a-kind beach getaway in this boutique hotel. Remanso del Diablo directly translates to Devil’s Backwater, so you can expect a stirring and adventure-packed vacation during your stay.

Contrary to the connotation of its name, this beachfront accommodation is very serene and laid-back. It is peacefully nestled on the coast of Playa de la Viuda and features a light and airy atmosphere. All nine private rooms open to a balcony overlooking the sea, so you can step out for a breather. They also have hot tubs where you can take a bubbling bath to soothe your muscles.

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Remanso del Diablo

Wifi Available

Address: Playa de la Viuda
202.41 km (125.8 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Pets allowed Terrace Non-smoking rooms Breakfast in the room Internet services Express check-in/check-out Safety deposit box Massage

8. Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort; Colonia del Sacramento (from USD 193)

You can look forward to a grandiose stay with warm hospitality in this 5-star accommodation. Thanks to an attentive 24-hour front desk, you will never have to worry about seeking assistance whenever you need it.

Elegant indoor and outdoor pools are on the property, allowing you to work on your strokes. Alternatively, this hotel offers something for those who prefer splashing in a natural body of water. Guests will have direct access to Río de la Plata beaches. Watercraft rentals will also be available on site for guests who want to enjoy a splendid time on the river.

Stayed at this property?

Sheraton Colonia Golf & Spa Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Continuacion Rambla De Las Americas Sin Numero
215.07 km (133.7 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

9. Hotel Sunset Beach; Punta del Este (from USD 63)

It is impossible not to dream when watching beautiful sunsets from Hotel Sunset Beach. This establishment is just about a five-minute drive from Playa Mansa, which offers even more exceptional sunset sightings.

If you plan to get around Uruguay but need help with where to start, the staff at the tour desk will be pleased to attend to all your requests and assist you in plotting a good itinerary. Limited complimentary parking will also be at your service for easy exploration. After a day out, ease your tired body into the small indoor pool to recharge.

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Hotel Sunset Beach

Wifi Available

Address: Rambla Williman Parada 3
60.19 km (37.4 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Seaview Hotel Boutique; Punta del Este (from USD 65)

If you are looking for a budget-friendly stay that does not compromise on comfort and immediate access to the beach, check out Seaview Hotel Boutique. The rooms are well appointed and include breakfast in the rates. Select rooms will also afford guests views of the sea, so you will wake up to breathtaking scenery every morning.

This casual property is right in front of the water, making it a lovely spot for a beach holiday. Beach towels will be at your disposal as well. You will also find a hot tub on the rooftop for cozy evening soaks.

Stayed at this property?

Seaview Hotel Boutique

Wifi Available

Address: Los Meros
60.49 km (37.6 mi) from Playa Los Titanes

Parking Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Enjoy a beach getaway in Uruguay

Uruguay is famous for its lush greenery bound by a scenic coastline. Complete your beach getaway by booking a luxury resort with top-notch facilities and a private beach area. Take your pick among the best beach resorts in Uruguay above!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

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