Freddo Ice Cream – $257 Pesos A Kilo!

If you thought inflation in Argentina was bad, check out the price of a kilo of Freddo in Punta del Este:

Freddo Punta del Este

Yes, that’s UYU $500, but that works out to U$S 22 or $257 Argentine pesos! (And yes, this Freddo is inside the Conrad Punta del Este where everything is super expensive.)

It’s pretty easy to see why there’s less and less Argentines vacationing in Punta del Este – it’s way too expensive compared to vacationing on the Argentine coast. In fact, I would guess that at least 80% of the guests at the Conrad were Brazilian. We heard a ton more Portuguese than Spanish.

So, now that we’re out of Hilton points (and not going to actually pay U$S 500/night for the Conrad), I think this will be our last trip to Punta for some time. I’d much prefer vacationing in Caril√≥ where it’s just as nice and everything is at least half the price.