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Bikini 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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Las Olas Resort
Las Olas Resort

Las Olas Resort

Ruta 10, Parada 50, Punta del Este
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Punta del Este, this beach resort is within a 10-minute walk of Bikini Beach and Playa Montoya. OH! La Barra and Pablo Atchugarry Foundation are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Chalet EN EL Barrio Privado Laguna Blanca
    Chalet EN EL Barrio Privado Laguna Blanca

    Chalet EN EL Barrio Privado Laguna Blanca

    Punta del Este, Maldonado
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Punta del Este, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach. OH! La Barra and La Barra Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Villa IN A Luxury Private Neighborhood Located AT Mananatiales, Punta DEL Este
      Villa IN A Luxury Private Neighborhood Located AT Mananatiales, Punta DEL Este

      Villa IN A Luxury Private Neighborhood Located AT Mananatiales, Punta DEL Este

      Punta del Este, Maldonado
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Punta del Este, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach. OH! La Barra and La Barra Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        Hotel La Bluette
        Hotel La Bluette

        Hotel La Bluette

        Parada 49 - La Barra, Punta del Este, Maldonado
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Punta del Este, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach. OH! La Barra and La Barra Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Posada de los Pajaros $101
          Posada de los Pajaros

          Posada de los Pajaros

          Calle 10 Esq. 5 Ruta 10 Parada 48,100, La Barra, Punta del Este
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach. OH! La Barra and La Barra Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Casa Bikini
            Casa Bikini

            Casa Bikini

            Montevideo Esq. San Carlos, Manatiales, Departamento de Maldonado
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Manatiales, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach. OH! La Barra and La Barra Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Casa Flor - Adults Only $160
              Casa Flor - Adults Only

              Casa Flor - Adults Only

              9 Explorador, Punta del Este, Departamento de Maldonado
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa Montoya and Bikini Beach. OH! La Barra and La Barra Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Apartamento cerca de la playa Bikini - Los Meros
                Apartamento cerca de la playa Bikini - Los Meros

                Apartamento cerca de la playa Bikini - Los Meros

                Montevideo y Sarandi, Complejo Los Meros, Manatiales, Maldonado
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Bikini Beach, Playa Montoya, and OH! La Barra. La Barra Beach is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away.