The International Airport of Punta del Este is located 20 km. from downtown. Located near Laguna del Sauce, receives frequent flights from the cities of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Asuncion. A few years ago was renovated and its runway was extended to receive larger aircraft. Apart from large aircraft, the airport also receives private jets.
Inside the airport you can find several types of shops and a restaurant on the top floor overlooking the runway and the lake behind. In the Duty Free Shop tourist can make purchases of any kind prior to boarding or when arriving to the city. Moroever, to move to the city centre you may choose a taxi (u$s 50) or if you want to rent a car, many companies offer their service from there.
For more info, you can visit: www.puntadeleste.aero