LAPT Punta del Este
Season One – 7-9 August 2008
Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino is nestled amongst the equatorial forest, has sweeping views of the crisp Atlantic Ocean below and is only a stones throw from the Monaco of South America, the celebrated resort town of the rich and famous, Punta del Este . It is a wonderfully elegant resort situated in the town of La Barra, only 14 km from Punta del Este, 40 km from the nearest international airport – the Punta del Este International – and 150 km from the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo.
It boasts the first boutique casino in the whole of South America and has four rooms dedicated solely to gambling – the general casino floor, the Texas Holdem Poker Room, the Table Games VIP room and the Slots VIP Room. Popular table games include Black Jack, Roulette, Baccarat and Oasis and Texas Holdem poker and the spacious slots venue offers 185 state-of-the-art touch screen, multi-denominational slots featuring games including Hot Toppings, Babooshka, Game Maker and many, many more!
For those needing a break from the tables, there is a range of planned activities including fishing, water skiing, kayaking, hunting and hiking in the nearby flora and fauna reserve. For the less energetic why not settle down at the exclusive beach bar on the Manantiales Beach for a cocktail or two?
Ruta 10 Parada 48, Av. Jaureguiberry y Ante Millat
Punta de Este 20001
Tel: +598 (42) 771 000
Fax: +598 (42) 770 302
If you are coming from Europe (Madrid) or the States (Miami), the easiest way to get to Punta del Este is by air via the Carrasco International Airport in Montevideo, but beware, there is no public transport of repute from the airport, so it is wisest to arrange to rent a car. There is, however, a regular bus service from Montevideo City to Punta del Este that takes in the region of one and a half hours. Players coming from other regions are advised to fly to Buenos Aires and from there either catch a connecting flight, hydrofoil or ferry to Punta.
Punta del Este is actually a peninsula, so it is very easy to get around on foot but to get to La Barra, where the LAPT will be held, is not that easy – there is no public transport to talk of and taxis are very expensive, so a rental car is about the only feasible option.