24 International Developers Want to Build New Punta del Este Convention Center

Patrick Archer aruba, foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Commercial developers interested in building and managing the planned Punta del Este Convention Center had until last week to submit letters of interest, and no fewer than 24 submitted proposals to Uruguay’s National Development Corporation. The Punta del Este Convention Center will be a seven-building complex built on a 12 acre parcel north of town next to the El Jaguel …

More Yachts, Private Jets & Helicopters Make Annual Punta del Este Pilgrimage

Patrick Archer foreign investment, lifestyle, tourism, uruguay

The number of yachts, helicopters and private jets descending on the waterfront playground of Punta del Este has doubled in the past two years, according to a new analysis in El Pais. And while Argentines still account for the majority of all arrivals on private planes and watercraft, the number of visitors from Brazil, the US and other foreign countries …

New Casino Comes To Uruguay/Brazil Border In Rivera

Patrick Archer arts & entertainment, foreign investment, hotels & casinos, lifestyle, real estate, tourism, uruguay

Anytime we raise the issue of Uruguay casinos, it usually has something to do with the glitz and glamour of Punta del Este. Sure, coastal casinos like the Conrad are high-profile moneymakers, but what about the rest of Uruguay? Not unlike the trend we are seeing with real estate developers and franchise owners in Argentina, the smart money in Uruguay …

La Azotea de Haedo: A Pretty, Pink Piece of Punta del Este History

Patrick Archer real estate, uruguay

For Sale: Historic mansion in Punta del Este, built over six decades ago by a former President of Uruguay, gated compound spread over 3.7 acres, lush gardens and towering pines, central location next to the Cantegrill Country Club and only twelve blocks from Playa Mansa, walking distance to four public schools and two private colleges. And while the asking price …

At Summertime, Argentine Banks Follow Their Clients to the Beach

Patrick Archer competitiveness, tourism

It may be time for summer vacations, but don’t expect Argentine banks to give their discount and loyalty programs a rest. On the contrary, the big banks are all putting on sunblock and setting up shop on the beaches of Mar del Plata, Pinamar, Carilo and even Punta del Este, says Lujan Scarpinelli in La Nacion. “As a natural continuation, …