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  • Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Punta del Este isn’t the only coastal town in southern Uruguay worth exploring – on this 4-hour sightseeing tour, visit José Ignacio, a small fishing village that has become popular with jet setters for its quiet seclusion, turning it into a stylish vacation destination. See the José Ignacio Lighthouse, the town’s most popular landmark, and visit other attractions like José Garzon Lagoon and the Sea Museum. The journey is almost as great as the destination – you’ll enjoy wonderful views of the Atlantic as you ride along the seaside highway.

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour from Punta del Este to José Ignacio
  • Visit the town’s top attractions: José Ignacio Lighthouse and the Sea Museum
  • Pickup up a souvenir if you wish at a local crafts market
  • Enjoy the town’s secluded location on the Atlantic Coast
  • Catch Atlantic Ocean views as you pass through beach towns like La Barra
  • Hear about the sights you see from a knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

José Ignacio Sightseeing Tour from Punta del Este

Jose Ignacio Lighthouse

After pickup from your Punta del Este hotel by air-conditioned coach, your 4-hour sightseeing tour begins as you make your way northeast to José Ignacio. Look out the window and admire beautiful Atlantic views as you drive along the ocean-side road, passing through the beach towns of La Barra (a colorful village popular for its Montoya Beach), Manantiales, El Chorro and Balneario Buenos Aires.

Arrive in José Ignacio ready to see its top sights with your knowledgeable guide; the small coastal village is best known for its eponymous lighthouse, which you’ll visit in addition to other attractions like José Garzon Lagoon, a local handicrafts market and Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada Concepcion Parish Church.

Then visit the Sea Museum, where you’ll see one of the world’s largest shell collections. The museum is home to more than 5,000 species of marine life, both alive and in skeletal form, including sea faun, coral, sea stars, sea horses, dolphin and whale skeletons, turtle shells and shark jaws.

After you’ve soaked up the beauty and relaxing atmosphere of José Ignacio, you’ll be returned to your hotel.
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