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This port lies approximately 50NM east of Montevideo. Piriapolis welcomes cruising boats coming from the Falklands, and there are good new facilities here for both berthing and getting work done on your boat.

January 2017: See comment at bottom of page re. reconstruction works currently in progress in Piriápolis Harbour.

Clearance

This is a Port of Entry. See Uruguay Formalities for full details on clearing into and out of the country.

Call PIRIAPOLIS CONTROL on VHF channel 16 at least 30 minutes before arrival.

The marina staff will gladly assist with line handling. Tie up in a marina berth as directed and handle the formalities later.

Next be sure to change some money as the rest of the Clearance process needs small amounts of local currency (Uruguayan pesos). You will need to visit:

Immigration
The immigration office is located 50 meters from the port, and operates Monday to Saturday from 12:30h to 16:30h. You will be stamped into the country and be given immigration papers.

Prefectura (Coastguard)
400 mtrs. to the North at the round-about

Note: Every time you are issued a document/form, be sure to photocopy it 3 times.

You may want to keep your vessel in the country indefinitely, but there is a recurring fee every 9 months based on the tonnage of the vessel (e.g. U$750 for a 16 ton yacht). If you leave Uruguay inside the 9 months, there is no fee.

Last updated May 2016.

Docking

Visitors are offered stern-to berths in this well-protected harbour (photo by Stephan Nedelchev) which has recently been expanded offering 100 new moorings. There is water, electricity and showers, all of which are charged for.

This is reported to be a popular place to take the boat up on the hard. There are few restrictions on doing work on the boat, and you are also free to travel leaving the boat behind. The place is known to be windy, so care should be taken to secure the boat.

Last updated February 2016.

Puerto de Piriapolis
Codigo Posal 20200
Tel:00598 43 20567 Fax:00598 43 20671 ,VHF Channel 16
Government owned marina. Water & electricity on the dock. 100 ton travel lift and dry dock. Good place to get work done.

Omar Sanchez
Omar Sanchez says:
Jan 07, 2017 11:45 PM

PIRIÁPOLIS HARBOR - Oficial alert:
Reconstruction works are in progress in Piriápolis Harbour. Mouth entrance is partially obstructed from the
North edge of the West breakwater until to 50 meters towards the center of the mouth. Marked by Starboard
Hand Buoy anchored in 34º52’28.00”S 055º16’55.34”W, with the following characteristics:
- Red Light flashes 5 seconds.
- Nominal range: 2 nautical miles.
For more information contact Prefecture Piriápolis
Omar Sanchez, Wetdoc

csquared
csquared says:
Jul 16, 2016 07:26 PM

Good place to leave the boat. Reasonable prices and good boat services. Workshops are expensive though. They were in the process of building three new piers when we stayed there in September 2015.

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