Martes, 05 de Diciembre de 2023

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Punta de la Salina

Natural Resource


Punta de la Salina is the southernmost point of Uruguay.

Its name - meaning point of the salt mine - dates back to the old times when salt mining was the main commercial activity in the peninsula, and the reason for the first settlement.

The imaginary line between Punta Espinillo in Argentina and Punta de la Salina is considered the limit between the River Plate and the Atlantic Ocean.

Symbolically, there is a huge anchor from an English ship, but on a normal day one can see a cement point that marks the real southern end of the country.


The peninsula of Punta del Este is a piece of land that divides the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean.

Gorlero Avenue divides the peninsula in half. It ends on 15th Street, and the land turns towards the east at this point.   +  


  • Map 4
  • Location Extremo de la Península