Punta del Este is a city and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay. It is located on the intersection of Route 10 with Route 39, directly southeast of the department capital Maldonado and about 140 kilometres (87 mi) east of Montevideo. Although the city has a year-round population of about 9,280, the summer tourist boom often boosts the population by an extra 450,000.
Punta del Este is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. It includes the following two zones: Punta del Este & Península