An old fishing village, located just a few kilometers from Punta del Este, Barra de Maldonado has become one of the favorite places for tourists of all ages. Characterized by its style, its seascape with beautiful beaches, the colorful architecture of its houses, the permanent movement of art galleries, antique shops and the flea market. The town boasts restaurants of different styles, pubs and discos that attract young people to its streets in search of fun and turn the night into something special.
Puente de la Barra (the bridge), which enables to cross Arroyo Maldonado (Maldonado Crrek) is one of the major symbols of the region and tourism in Uruguay. It was built in 1965 and its second section was finished in 1999 to decongest traffic.