Christmas In Punta del Diablo (Uruguay)

I figure if you are going to spend Christmas alone, might as well do it from a quiet beach. Without cars, internet, malls, christmas trees and music, turkeys and hams, tinsel and static electricity, it wasn’t too bad.

View from my canbaña…


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  • craig of

    I’m a big fan of Uruguay — sorta like the Indiana of South America

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  • mike says

    not a bad way to go. happy holidays, roosh.

  • boc

    happy holidays man. good or bad, you’re living, and I wish I could do the same (career situation does not allow for it, just yet)

  • Sudamericana

    Good choice!!

    Oh, and since I am a Spanish spelling nazi, it’s cabaña, without the “n” …

  • Joe T.

    Roosh, I wonder what the cost of real estate is there in Uruguay. How much for a half acre or quarter acre of land close to the beach?

  • eugenius

    Happy Holidays! I drank to you…….a lot.

  • DanM

    A 500 M^2 lot (approx. 16m by 32m) two or three blocks off the beach runs about US$20K to US$30K right now. Two years ago they were closer to US$8K.

    My brother just built a new Hostel and bar there and my parents own two lots just about 3 blocks from the ocean. (

    The one side of the city slopes up-hill as you move away from the ocean, so even lots 4 blocks away have a good view of the ocean.

    I was there over thanksgiving, relaxing it is!

  • Roosh

    Dan: I stayed in your brother’s hostel for a night, but he packed us in the dorms like cattle!!! There was no space to move around and getting up in the middle of the night to take a piss was a hazard. I was pissed! That and it was a party hostel with all the irish people. I went to a cabana after one night and got some sleep.

  • Anonymous

    u guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Not bad but not what I was frinken lookeing for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1