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Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Bienvenidos a Punta! I am glad to be your Punta del Este host!

I've been living here since I was a little girl and I feel very proud and grateful to call this paradise "home".

I have studied English for more than ten years; in fact my first job was as an English teacher.
I'm graduated in Primary School Teaching and have a superior degree in Tourism at the Universidad de la República. I research and teach about the field of Sustainable Coastal Touristic Development. Currently I am coursing my postgrade master on Integrated Coastal Management and I direct an environmental education programme to conserve wetlands and the few natural ecosystems that still remains.

I also participate often in congresses, radio, TV journals and give workshops and conferences for a wide public.

On the other hand, I am a certified Pilates Instructor. I love travelling, active and healthy lifestyle as much as practicing surfing and stand up paddling.

Although it is true that Punta is very glamorous, sophisticated, luxurious and stylish I would love to share with you the amazing and complex history behind this touristic town. In recent years Punta has become an important Olive oil and Wine producer with the most high quality standars of the region.

I offer holistic experiences related with History, Geography, gastronomy, nature, sport and wellness always respecting sustainable and responsible tourism principles.

If you are looking for a high academic background local guide, who enjoys showing the best of Punta, I'm the right person! In stead of "guiding" I will provide my local point of view, knowdledge and interpretation to let you understand and LIVE the authentic Punta del Este.

Share with me what are you looking for in your Punta del Este experience!

City tour- Gastronomy- Beer tasting- History and Culture- Rural experience- Ecology- Fishing- Sailing- Shopping- Hiking- Real Estate- Stand Up Paddling -Surfing- Yoga- Paragliding- Pilates- Art

Please send me information about your expectations, lifestyle, hobbies and likes so I can design the best tour for you adapted to your needs and interests to make your Punta experience unforgettable.

See you soon!

A Recent Review of this guide

Mariana was such a fabulous guide. We are 4 fun more mature Americans traveling on Azamara cruise. She met us at the pier & we spent a beautiful day exploring Punta Del Este. She has deep & vast knowledge of her country especially the environment which she is passionate about. She is adorable, a breath of fresh air, smart & witty. She was incredibly flexible with decisions to change itinerary based on crowds & our interest. It was a perfect day & a great alternative to the bus tour offered by the cruise
Jacie Stivers

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Graduated in Tourism, Universidad de la República.
Graduated in Primary School Professor, Instituto de Formación Docente.
Touristic geography professor at the University, Universidad de la República.
Whale watching touristic guide and enviromental interpreter
Pilates Instructor
Awarded for Best Academic Performance 2014 Cluster Universitario, Punta del Este.

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