La Vista Punta del Este
Ride the panoramic elevator to the 22nd floor at La Vista in Punta del Este for some of the best views over the city. The top of the building is home to Uruguay’s only revolving restaurant, where you can take in the sights before exploring the complex’s art gallery, games zone, or bowling alley.
The La Vista complex includes a glass-sided elevator, the region’s only rotating restaurant and viewpoint, and a games zone, bowling alley, and art gallery. The restaurant is the main attraction and offers views of La Plata River, the Atlantic Ocean, and the city. There’s no time limit on the revolving floor and no minimum at the restaurant, so take all the time you want to enjoy the view. To guarantee entry to this popular attraction—which can sell out during the January and February high season—book your admission tickets in advance.
Things to Know Before You Go
La Vista accepts Uruguayan and Argentine pesos, Brazilian reales, and U.S. dollars, as well as most major debit and credit cards.
La Vista sometimes hosts evening shows—check their schedule for performance times and dates.
An admission fee is required to ride La Vista’s elevator, even if you plan to eat or drink at the restaurant.
Children under 12 can visit La Vista’s rotating viewpoint for free.
The restaurant and other attractions are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
La Vista is situated just outside the Peninsula neighbourhood, about a 30-minute walk from the very tip of the Punta del Este peninsula. Most travelers find it easiest to get there on foot or in a taxi or private vehicle.
When to Get There
La Vista is open daily and stays open late into the night. Aim to arrive for sunset to see some of the best views. You may need to book in advance to secure a table at the restaurant, especially during the January and February high season.
Explore Punta del Este
After visiting La Vista, take some time to explore the city. Stop by the Punta del Este Lighthouse and explore the hip La Barra neighborhood, then make the most of Punta del Este’s many beaches. Bikini Beach and Brava Beach are two of the best known; the latter is home to Mario Irrazábal’s Hand sculpture.
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