Company: Rutas del Sol & CODESA (No. 7)
Type: Economy + Local Bus
Price: $U 302 + $U 50
Duration: 2 hrs + 30 mins
Details: After getting our dune buggy back to the terminal we arrived with plenty of time at the Puerto del Polonio bus terminal. The bus to Punta del Este runs once or twice a day when off season, and as we wanted to get there before it got dark we opted for the 2.15pm Rutas del Sol bus (we got our tickets two days before to be safe). After an uneventful 2 hour journey we arrived in the stop-off town of San Carlos where we got our connecting local bus that took 30 minutes to get to the Terminal de Punta del Este. We got there just before the sun went down, and had the chance to take a quick stroll on the beach past the giant beach hand (Mano de Punta del Este) designed by Mario Irarrázabal. Luckily the bus terminal was very close to our hostel, so we had no difficulty popping by to buy our bus tickets to Montevideo for the following day.