Gorriti Island

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Located in the department of Maldonado, Uruguay, in the city of Punta del Este, Gorriti Island, was discovered in 1516 by Spanish navigator Juan Díaz de Solis. In its coast is a fortress which was used to defend the Rio de la Plata from Portugueses continued encroachment.

Today is a nature reserve declared national heritage. It is forbidden the demolition or construction of new buildings.

The island has two main beaches: Playa Honda, located to the west, where sailboats and yachts come and is perfect for those who practice water sports and located at North, Puerto Principe, whose waters are rough and the sand is more rocky.

To visit it is necessary to approach the port of Punta del Este, where you can buy the ticket for $ 250 (Uruguayan pesos) per person. The boats leave Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am and the last trip of the island to the port it is at 19:15 pm.


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