Punta del Este

 city and beach resort, southeastern Uruguay. It lies on a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean east of Montevideo, the national capital. The breezy summers originally attracted families from Buenos Aires and Montevideo who built the beachside chalets that give Punta del Este its distinctive charm. In later years, world-class hotels, shops, casinos, and the Cantegril country club, scene of international film festivals, made Punta del Este a leading playground of South America. The resort achieved international prominence as the locale of the 1961 meeting of the Inter-American Economic and Social Council, which proclaimed the Alliance for Progress; of the 1962 inter-American foreign ministers conference, which suspended Cuba from membership in the Organization of American States (OAS); and of the 1967 meeting of the presidents of the American republics.

      Fish, including weakfish, drumfish, and bluefish, are caught off the Atlantic coast. Tourism is the city's main industry. The city is linked to Montevideo by a highway. Pop. (2004) 7,298.

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