Maldonado is a city on the Atlantic coast of Uruguay, just north of the beach town of Punta del Este.
Punta del Este is close enough to walk or bike.
Bus service is available from cities such as Montevideo, Piriápolis, and Punta del Este. Buses stop at the at Roosevelt and Sarandí, which has a restaurant, a taxi stand, and couple of small stores selling food and miscellaneous items. It's standard for buses to stop in Maldonado on the way to and from Punta del Este. Maldonado is served by the following bus companies: Bruno, COT, COPSA, Emtur, Tureste, Turismar. There is also local and regional bus service available from Codesa, Guscapar, and Micro Ltda.
Torre del Vigíaaddress: Rafael Pérez del Puerto and Solís
Cuartel de Dragonesaddress: diagonal from Plaza San Fernando de MaldonadoWhere national hero José Artigas joined the Cuerpo de Blandengues military unit.
El Puente de la Barraaddress: on Ruta 10 at the eastern edge of Punta del EsteAn early stressed ribbon bridge—a type of bridge where suspension cables are embedded within the bridge, which has a strange bumpy shape.
San Fernando de Maldonado Cathedraladdress: Plaza San Fernando de MaldonadoNeoclassical cathedral.
phone: +598 4225-8733address: Avenida Joaquin de Viana and Roman BergalliVariety of food including classic Uruguayan dishes like pizza, milanesas, barbecue. Casual atmosphere. Delivery available.
La Pasteleríaphone: +598 4226 3061address: 3 de Febrero and SarandíSmall, elegant cafe with coffee, pastries, snacks, and other beverages. Indoor and outdoor seating.
phone: +598 4222 3346address: 18 de Julio 841
phone: +598 422 42401, +598 422 42410address: 18 de Julio and 25 de MayoStandard hotel with 24 rooms. Small buffet breakfast included. Convenient location right on Plaza San Fernando de Maldonado.
Hotel Maldonado Peatonaladdress: Sarandí 940Located on a pedestrian-only street. Breakfast brought to your room.
Avoid the Maldonado Nuevo area in the northeast of the city, because since the 1990 a lot of poor people in search of work settled in this area although there were a lack of houses, developing slums that were focus of crime. The situation in this neighbourhood have been improved in recent years, but the area could still be dangerous for tourists.
- phone: +598 42238208, +598 96123640 (emergencies)address: Sarandí 822