Posted by admin on February 21, 2010
Another wet day here in Punta del Diablo, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. This quiet day also marks the end of an Era, Bitacora – the dance club/barn party up in the woods above the hostel – closed their season last night with a bang, and the remnants of that final bash are visible on the faces of just about every guest and employee here. Now we get back to my personal favorite time of year, everything moves just a little bit slower, and the feeling of family is pervasive. The middle seasons of Spring and Fall are cozy and magical here and I’m looking forward to more lazy days, more movies with guests, more card games and more delicious meals around the big table down in the bar.
Posted by admin on February 21, 2010
A Calm Sunday for El Diablo Tranquilo
A late night, grey skies and rainy breeze have brought people inside to enjoy the afternoon together, entertained with board games, book swapping, chess, cards and guitars. This is one of the rare moments of the peak season when the name “Diablo Tranquilo” fits like a good shoe.
While an intense game of chess is unfolding downstairs, delicate guitar notes are slipping out from the kitchen and balcony upstairs as the band La Solea learns a new song. Our friend Mike Christopher will be making his debut as a flamenco singer alongside them at the bar tonight around 11.
Until then, the calm continues. The sun is falling, the lights are now glowing, and everyone is content. Should be a really nice night.
Posted by Reception on February 19, 2010
Hola a todos
Aca estoy escribiendo por primera vez en el blog de la Recepcion, mi nombre es Daniel soy uruguayo, de la ciudad de Treinta y Tres y desde Diciembre que estoy trabajando en El Diablo Tranquilo.
La verdad que mi experiencia en este lugar ha sido increible, estoy haciendo muchos amigos, el staff es muy buena onda, dentro del cual se encuentran mil historias diferentes y atractivas, tambien hay muchos huespedes con los cuales hemos compartido muy buenos momentos. Sinceramente nunca pense que me vaya a encontrar con gente tan buena onda en este l;ugar. Es como que todos los dias te encuentras con gente nueva, con una historia por contar, todas diferentes pero a su vez todas con un encanto especial.
Las noches en nuestra terraza son la “cuna” de esas charlas y momentos para compartir increibles con alguna cervecita u otra bebida traida de alguna parte del mundo por algun viajero intrepido. Desde algun Fernet Argentino, Pisco Chileno a un Vodka Ruso.
En mi proxima intervencion les voy a contar un poco mas de esta experiencia, alguna de esas historias increibles y un poco mas sobre este pequeno paraiso llamado Punta del DIablo.
Saludos y hasta pronto
Posted by admin on February 18, 2010
Another pristine sunrise over the ocean on Playa Rivero. The view off the balcony at playa suites is gorgeous, and luckily it is looking like another day of sun. As of now everyone seems to be resting after the Canadiense´s birthday and getting ready for a long day at the beach. Some games of volleyball, a litte sunbathing , and a cup of lemonade (or maybe a caipirinha) sounds about right for a sunny day in late summer.
As things slow down a little in Punta del Diablo, its nice that guests begin to stay longer so that everyone gets to know eachother a little better. There was amazing live music at the Diablo Tranquilo bar last night when the Flamenco band Solea took the stage at 11 pm. After that it was off to the Canadiense´s birthday party, which I have just been told was the ¨greatest party of the summer¨. However, the summer is not over yet. Saludos from the reception desk at El Diablo Tranquilo Playa Suites.
Hasta la Proxima,
Posted by admin on February 15, 2010
Hola desde la recepcion,
Punta del Diablo is back in the swing of things again. A busy centro, mate on the beach, and energy in the air can only mean one thing…CARNAVAL! And what better to do for carnaval than dance. Tonight’s plan: dinner and drinks at El Diablo Tranquilo Bar and then off to rub elbows with Punta del Diablo’s finest at Bitacora.
Here at El Diablo Tranquilo Playa suites, there is a good mix of travelers from Canada to South Africa. One of the best parts about the mix of guests is the amount of information that is shared between backpackers. Today the stories I have heard include adventures in China hiking the Great Wall and backpacking, cow farts causing holes in the Uruguayan ozone layer, and seasick ferry rides. Even the strong sun and rough seas which could have dampened a vacation lead to a good laugh due to the upbeat carnaval atmosphere. As of now, the story is the same as usual: sun, beach, and good waves.
Hasta la proxima,