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Piriapolis, Departamento de Maldonado, Uruguay

How much does it cost to travel to Piriapolis?

You should plan to spend around $67 ($U2,587) per day on your vacation in Piriapolis. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $23 ($U884) on meals
  • $31 ($U1,213) on local transportation
  • $54 ($U2,080) on hotels

A one week trip to Piriapolis for two people costs, on average, $939 ($U36,216). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Piriapolis cost?

A one week trip to Piriapolis usually costs around $469 ($U18,108) for one person and $939 ($U36,216) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Piriapolis on average costs around $939 ($U36,216) for one person and $1,877 ($U72,432) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Piriapolis will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Piriapolis on average costs around $2,011 ($U77,606) for one person and $4,023 ($U155,211) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Piriapolis has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Piriapolis expensive to visit?

Piriapolis is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Uruguay, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Piriapolis is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Valparaiso or Valdivia.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Piriapolis Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Piriapolis?

The average Piriapolis trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Piriapolis travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $U2,080 ($54)
Local Transportation 1 $U1,213 ($31)
Food 2 $U884 ($23)
Entertainment 1 $U227 ($6)
Alcohol 2 $U156 - 469 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Piriapolis
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Piriapolis is $27 ($U1,040). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Piriapolis is $54 ($U2,080). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Piriapolis

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Piriapolis based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $81. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Piriapolis
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Piriapolis is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $31 ($U1,213) per person, per day, on local transportation in Piriapolis.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Piriapolis
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Rental Cars in Piriapolis
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Food Budget in Piriapolis
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Piriapolis can vary, the average cost of food in Piriapolis is $23 ($U884) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Piriapolis should cost around $9.16 ($U353) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Piriapolis is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Piriapolis
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  • Entertainment and activities in Piriapolis typically cost an average of $5.89 ($U227) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Alcohol Budget in Piriapolis
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  • The average person spends about $8.11 ($U313) on alcoholic beverages in Piriapolis per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Piriapolis On a Budget
Piriapolis Piriapolis, Uruguay
Piriapolis is a small beach town between Montevideo and Punta del Este in Uruguay. It is a more laid back version of Punta del Este with fewer fancy restaurants and clubs but it has perhaps more charm, with its grand old hotel and beachfront promenade backed by small mountains. The rather old-school coastal resort is vaguely reminiscent of a Mediterranean beach town.
Port Piriapolis is one of the most delightful corners of the city. Ideal to enjoy lunch or behold sunset while sitting on its large rocks, Port Piriapolis is a modern and safe site, specially designed for sport watercrafts. Almost at the end of the port lies one of the most popular attractions of Piriapolis, the chairlifts leading to San Antonio Hill. There are several alternatives to go up to its summit, you can take the chairlift, the car or the bus and also go by foot. As the chairlifts gain height, visitors may catch a glimpse of the whole City of Piriapolis including the port, the watercrafts, the lighthouse, the hills, the beaches and the vastness of the sea. Half way between the Districts of Piriapolis and Minas, stands the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Whoever heads for the eastern beaches can always spot it on the way, but very few people resolve to take a detour from the main road and get close to its base. The Sugar Loaf Mountain is approximately four hundred meters high and its summit displays a unique panoramic view of the City of Piriapolis and its immense sea. The Sugar Loaf tour is a popular activity among visitors to Piriapolis and it is certainly worth visiting. However, many people are not aware of the fact that the matchless panoramic view they may appreciate once on its top is not the only attraction in this site. The Sugar loaf native wildlife and breeding station operates at the foot of the hill in an animal reserve, which may be seen in a ninety-minute tour. This zoo offers a great option for those who do not wish to climb up to the top of the Sugar Loaf.

Just 88 kilometers away from Montevideo and 8km from Piriapolis, in the heart of the District of Maldonado, there lies Las Flores, a perfect seaside resort to visit in the company of family members and especially children. Most of the houses in this location feature diverse styles and colors and lie a few meters away from the beach. The beach combines fine sand and rocks. The waters are usually calm and feature turquoise tints. You can also head to Punta Colorada, just 5 kilometers away from Piriapolis towards the East, where you will find delightful beaches. Another peninsula, located on the east, about 6 kilometers away is Punta Negra. Its large rocks adopt a darker shade but it is a swim hole that shares several features with Punta Colorada such as large beaches, thick forests hiding cabins and resorts for families to enjoy.

Cycle around the beautiful city of Piriapolis to get from site to site and fully cover this wonderful city and its surroundings in a few kilometers during a unique ride. Almost all the action happens in the 10-block stretch of beachfront between Avenida Artigas and Avenida Piria. Streets back from the beach are more residential. A handicrafts market called La Pasiva is located on the waterfront promenade, a few meters away from Hotel Argentino and next to the old Hotel Piriapolis. You will find hundreds of stands hosted by Uruguayan craftsmen who offer a wide array of original products. Piriapolis was developed for tourism in the early 20th century by Uruguayan entrepreneur Francisco Piria, who built the imposing landmark Argentino Hotel and an eccentric hillside residence known as Castillo de Piria (Piria's Castle). Argentino Hotel is an amazing architectural work, built in 1930, perfect to stay and enjoy the stately rooms and the imposing view of the Sugar Loaf on one side and the promenade along the sea on the other. However, at present the hotel is also opened for all vacationers in the area to enjoy and visit. The first floor might be considered a historical museum that unveils the summer customs in the early and middle twentieth century. Piria's Castle is also a great place to visit. This beautiful residence copied its architectural style from some Italian villages from the late XIX century. In addition to the old palm trees, the garden shelters a brass statue representing the Roman deity Mercury, an exact replica of the figure found in the Ercolano excavations in Italy.
Food and Dining
Uruguayan cuisine has a lot of European influence, especially from Italy and Spain, though expect to find a lot more meat due to the country's abundant production of beef. The national drink of Uruguay is Grappamiel made from alcohol and honey. However, just like in Argentina, you will find many Uruguayans walking around with a thermos flask and a special cup for their famous hot drink called Mate. Piriapolis offers many restaurants options and has particularly good seafood due to its close proximity to the sea.

Piriapolis is about 65 miles east of Montevideo. From Montevideo's bus terminal "Tres Cruces", buses depart about every hour during the day. The direct buses are a little more expensive but you will get there in less than two hours. Other buses pass by Montevideo's airport before going to Piriapolis. If you are staying in Punta del Este, Piriapolis is about 35 miles west and there are also many bus services. You can also arrange with your hotel a day trip from Punta del Este to Piriapolis. However costs of these day tours would be about triple what the bus ticket costs by itself. If you land in Punta del Este airport, then Piriapolis is only 15 miles west, as the airport is actually closer to Piriapolis than Punta del Este. Flights usually come from Buenos Aires and Brazil only, and are abundant during high season.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.