Talk:Punta del Este

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Peacock terms, etc.[edit]

Even as a Uruguayan, I think that the incredibly flattering language used in this article is a bit too much... Much of the content seems to come from a few newspaper articles about Punta del Este, which, though very kind to the city, are hardly encyclopedic material. Much of what the article says is correct, but the way in which it's said needs to be modified, and the dozens of "peacock terms" need to be eliminated. Also, I think the name-dropping part is unnecessarily long, and the list is really excessive. One or two names of international renown might be alright, but most of the 20+ names already there illustrate very little. What does everyone else think? DSS370 20:32, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

I totally agree[edit]

I accessed the 'edit' section to leave a comment on the style of this article only to find that I'm not the only one who thinks the same. I agree with whoever left the above comment and urge collaborators to make this article more encyclopedia-friendly. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 190.31.74.66 (talk) 04:22, 2 April 2007 (UTC).

The "Official Site" listed in the external links is not official at all, it is a commercial website making money from adverts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 200.125.37.253 (talk) 07:03, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Official site modified to one at the municipality of Maldonado web.190.64.158.113 (talk) 19:37, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Many aspects Missing[edit]

I spent a few summers there as a kid, and I really had hoped to see some more info in this article. Some aspects that come to mind.

  • Wealth, the place is loaded, I've never anywhere else seen so many nice "summer" villas collected at the same place. I went back a few years ago and even saw that one shipping magnate had made his lawn into a proper private golf-course. I preferred that place when it was just pine-forest though. Uruguay must be making quite a lot of revenues from this little peninsula.
  • It used to be the holiday resort of the Argentinian "jet-set", especially during a crucial week or two each year. Although I presume now they must be being slowly replaced by Brazilian visitors considering the switch in economic fortunes.
  • The poverty levels of some of the locals can be quite shocking, on the road from the Mueso del Mar some really pitiful "shanty villages" were visible. Quite a contrast to the rest of the place.
  • since they are still building more and more sky scrapers, people are moving out to quieter places next doors like Jose Ignasio, which has just as nice a beach but it more reminiscent of what la Brava used to be like 20 years ago.
  • Maybe this has changed, but as far as I remember they had no real harbor for offloading petrol/oil, so it was pumped ashore over some sort of floating pipeline from offshore boats. This explained the occasional jucky black stuff you got on your feet. Although thinking back it seems a bit far fetched. No real harbor? Hmmm.
  • Outside Punta on the brava side there is the isla los lobos, "the island of seals and there is another nicer island on the Mansa side, if I remember.
  • It was interesting to read in the article why there are so many eucalyptus around, although I had presumed it is since the paper industry planted them since they grow so quick.
  • In the winter the whole place used to be quite deserted, and the forests roamed by packs of wild dogs. (which killed many of my favorite dogs). I suppose that at least must have been changed.
  • The size of the "wood" spiders you could see on the ceiling above you when you woke up....and sometimes the bats would get in through the chimney and hide in some old shoes when it got light... Although animal life had its ups too, like the swarms of light worms. On the extreme down side, you risked being stung by some sort of Brazilian flies, which laid eggs under their skin, which develop into larvae that started crawling around, eating tunnels. Easily fixed, but jucky. The poor dogs were crawling with that too. I guess the article could do with a section on local animal life, such as best avoided insects and on nicer things like the "tero tero", and "bicho feo" birds.
  • The weird hybrid between black and red raspberries that has spread all over the place is really delicious, I much prefer it to either of the original. ;-)
  • Okay, this was just unreferenced trivia, but perhaps I'll make the effort to fix up this article if I find the time.--Stor stark7 Speak 02:54, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Bad English[edit]

Someone fluent in English and familiar with Punta del Este should improve this article and especially the "Main Sights" section. It's full of grammatical errors and strange sentences. Zonder (talk) 02:54, 30 July 2008 (UTC)

Remove link to http://www.puntadeleste.com/home/[edit]

I removed the link to http://www.puntadeleste.com because it is not an official website, it is privately owned and it does not belong to the state. Moreover I am tired of hearing their stupid ads claiming millions of visitor to their page on the radio..

This article is short and badly written, it sounds like a cheap advert, and wikipedia is no place for your stupid ads, ok? thank you.

I've added a link to official website for punta del este, http://www.maldonado.gub.uy/puntadeleste1.php


FYI I am from Uruguay and live in Punta del Este. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.64.0.221 (talk) 17:33, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

So it's not just me[edit]

This article reads like a poorly-written 13 year-old's essay for school. Plus, he/she got a C- for it. I'm personally going to try and improve the article; in the meantime, I implore all readers to try and improve this article so that it represents Wikipedia quality. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.54.4.18 (talk) 23:34, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Lighthouse photo removed[edit]

I removed the image titled "Punta del Este Lighthouse" because it is not the lighthouse of Punta del Este —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dstonek (talkcontribs) 00:59, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Wikivoyage[edit]

Please, use Wikivoyage [1] for travelers' advice, links for private transportation, suggest hotels, etc. This article is not the proper place for such content. It should only contain information about Punta del Este and a non specific mention of the services connected with it. For example to mention that there are bus, taxis and remise services connecting with the airport is OK. But to advice the tourists how to use them or offer specific links for each company does not belong here. Hoverfish Talk 10:02, 15 January 2013 (UTC)