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3/tres from Punta del Este, Uruguay

Pictured above: our lovely hotel in La Barra, CasaZinc. Scene-setter: Punta del Este is a resort city roughly in the middle of Uruguay’s Atlantic coast. We stayed in nearby La Barra, a low-key town between Punta and Jose Ignacio, summer playground of the South American rich and famous. Our personal scene-setter was our former therapist, who is originally from Buenos Aires and, like many Porteรฑos, visits the Uruguayan coast regularly. She gave us tons of recommendations and generally got us pumped to explore the area. But since you probably donโ€™t know our therapist, which is your loss, your scene-setter can be Suite Punta del Este, by the prolific tango composer Astor Piazzolla. If you’re a tango fan, you’ll know it. If you’re a 12 Monkeys fan, you’ll also know it as it formed the basis for the soundtrack. Pound-the-table recommendation: At Parador La Huella, a handsome monster of a restaurant sitting on beach sand in Jose Ignacio, there must be 100 outdoor seats and another 50 that are indoor-outdoor. If you’re like us, when you’re …