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Nearby: Surfing, Kite surfing, Fishing, Boating, Golf, Horseback riding, Birdwatching, Reeeelaxing!
5 minute drive to Jose Ignacio center
3 hour drive from Montevideo
1 hour drive from Punta del Este Airport
20 minutes from La Barra
35 minutes from Punta del Este
2.5 hour drive from Brazil border (Chuy)
1.5 hours to Cabo Polonio entrance
Less than 2 hour drive to Punta el Diablo
35 minute drive to Pueblo Garzón/Bodega Garzón
5-6 hour drive to Colonia del Sacramento - UNESCO World Heritage site
Extensive public bus service available to all points of Uruguay including the ferries to Buenos Aires, Argentina and beyond.
EL Farolito is HERE:
How To Get Here
La Juanita is located at 184 km point of the Ruta 10 in Maldonado departamento of Uruguay. The red balloon on the map below marks the spot.
Drive yourself (184 km from Montevideo) - Uruguay's highways are excellent and well-marked with signs.
Take a bus - Companies COT and COPSA - Este serve the Jose Ignacio area from Montevideo. Ask for 'Parada Avenida Soria - calle principal' at La Juanita.
Schedule from Tres Cruces bus depot in Montevideo
(Reservations are highly recommended.
Schedule subject to change without notice. - and they do!):
Expect trips to take longer than stated in summer.
Traffic at the tolls (if you're driving yourself) can be brutal and s-l-o-w. Tolls currently cost 85 Uruguay pesos each.
To Get to La Juanita/Jose Ignacio
04:45 am. Mondays only. Duration: 2h45min
08:15 am. Daily. Duration: 2h55min
11:30 am. Daily. Duration: 2h55min
14:15 pm. Daily. Duration: 2h55min
COPSA - Este
06:00 am, Daily. Duration: 3h15min
16:40 pm. Daily. Duration: 3h15min
20:00 pm. Daily. Duration: 2h55min
To Return to Montevideo:
08:00 am. Mondays only. Duration: 3h
12:25 pm. Daily. Duration: 3h20min
16:10 pm. Daily. Duration: 3h20min
119:10 pm, Daily. Duration: 3h15min
COPSA - Este
11:00 am. Daily. Duration: 3h20min
21:00 pm, Daily. Duration: 3h05min
To call: (Spanish only)
COPSA Este: 17120
How To Get Around
There is good bus service along the Ruta 10 to neighboring Punta del Este, La Barra and Maldonado as well as connecting service to points throughout Uruguay and beyond.
Montevideo airport is a three hour drive away and there is very reliable bus service between there and Jose Ignacio.
Car rentals can be arranged locally as well.
In the town center of Jose Ignacio there is a tourist information office. Here at the red balloon in the Parque Faro Jose Ignacio:
There is also a 24 hour police station diagonally across the same Parque Faro Jose Ignacio square. Corner Calle los Teros and Calle Las Golondrinas.
Call 911 for emergency.