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Nice beach area

Its a place people go and take a picture. The beach is really nice. Coffee excellent in cafes which... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Interesting art

We stopped in Punta del Este on our cruise ship. They had explained that the hands represented the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Rambla General Jose Artigas | Brava Beach, Punta del Este 20100, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a place people go and take a picture. The beach is really nice. Coffee excellent in cafes which are plentiful. from the fingers you can walk along the road which seemed to be a shopping area with various stores selling most things. We bought...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GS2013_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must stop site at Punta del Este. the iconic "Dedos" o Mano de Punta del este across from the bus stop

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Patrick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Punta del Este on our cruise ship. They had explained that the hands represented the danger of the ocean on that side of the city. It was a walk through town to find the hand. It was very busy so it's hard...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annettep456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of those things you read about and it's interesting, but nothing special. The beach, on the other hand, is worth a visit. Great sand, waves that can be body surfed if there is any wind at all, and reasonably warm water, even in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ianjc
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I visited Punta del Este, twice, while on largely fabulous Oceania Cruise lines trips from Buenos Aires to Rio. Punta del Este, to my mind, is a run-of-the mill generic resort, so going there was not a highlight of the trip, to say the least....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 September 2018

One of the most easily recognisable monuments or sculptures in Uruguay and synonymous with Punta del Este Very popular at any time of the day and don't expect to get a photograph of yourself only in the frame! The sculpture by a Chilean artist Mario...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Conor O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Typical view of Punta del Este. The monument is on the beach. It consists of five giant fingers getting out from the sand. All the tourists go there. So, so.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The "hand in the sand" is a nice diversion at one of the town's many beaches. Snack bars and a very busy street nearby. Fun to see if you're at the beach anyway, but not worth a special trip.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 3 June 2018

I was surprised by the diversity and depth of art and culture in this place. The fingers are certainly with visiting. Th best way is to include this on a day tour in order to fit in all the other great art in this place.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Larry S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you are in Punta del Este, you have to see the hand in the sand. Like other reviewers mentioned, you might have a wait a bit to try to get a picture without a bunch of other people in it! I took some pictures,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Travels4tenS
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Response from Conor O | Reviewed this property |
It's an easy walk from the cruise terminal to Los Dedos (La Mano) possibly 15-20 minutes. To reach there you will pass through the town centre unless you're referring to the shopping mall in general which is further west... More