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Playa Vik Jose Ignacio

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Playa Vik Jose Ignacio, an ingenious jumble of luxury and art on the shoreline in Uruguay

South of Brazil, in the centre of South America’s eastern seaboard, the weather becomes beautifully temperate and the ocean washes ashore on sandy beaches that stretch for miles. This is where the nation of Uruguay stands, wedged between Brazil and Argentina, on a land filled with low hills and slow rivers. The coast of Uruguay is long and even, facing south on the Atlantic, with the occasional rocky capes interrupting some of the best beaches in the world. One of these capes is the locale for the village of Jose Ignacio, and where the low cliffs of the cape meet the yellow sands of Bahia Ignacio, you can find the stylish luxury boutique resort of Playa Vik Jose Ignacio.

The Playa Vik estate includes two outstanding examples of eco-friendly construction, including apartments with turf roofs that form an L-shaped pavilion, and an almost avant-garde facility that serves as both living space and beach art, telling entitled ‘the Sculpture.” Art is everywhere in the Playa, and the resort also provides its guests with excellent luxury serVikes and amenities, from designer bathroom materials to bespoke tours of the region. In the springtime, which in this part of the world occurs between August and November, a lovely garden of flowers erupts from the roofs of the pavilion homes, perfuming the entire estate.

Enjoying Bespoke Pampering on the Beach

During your stay at Playa Vik Jose Ignacio, you will have the choice of nine rooms, each of which contains a lively display of original artworks from established Uruguayan artists. The rooms in the turf-covered builds are the Casas, and they are known as Casas Mar, Casas Ebano, Casas Raices, Casas Jose Ignacio, and Casas Tierra. In the Sculpture, there are four larger suites, and these are named the Suite Valentina, Suite Fuerteventura, Suite Caras, and Suite Atrio. The entire estate is also welcome to enjoy the very large infinity pool at the Sculpture, designed by Absolute Nero and featuring a fiber optic map of the southern night sky on the bottom. There are also a fine library and game room available. The guests of the resort can also enjoy a sauna at their leisure, may book massages and beauty treatments in the four treatment rooms at the hotel’s spa on a bespoke basis.

The Luxurious Life of Surf and Sun

During the day, the pool at the Sculpture Bar, designed by Strato Cuisines, serves a spectacular array of delicious drinks and refreshments. In the evening, when the weather is good, the resort’s brasero firepit can offer Uruguayan barbeque on the resort’s Parillero Terrace, while the Parillero Dining Room also features fine dining from Marcelo Betancourt. Water sports, scuba diving, and deep-sea fishing can all be enjoyed throughout the year, and bespoke equipment rentals and boating charters are easy to arrange. You may wish to explore Uruguay, and take a day trip to the capital city of Montevideo, just about 150 miles to the west, or explore the Lagoons near the village in fishing boats. Many guests of the Playa Vik, however, are often happy to spend their days on the beach directly before them, enjoying every sunset and sunrise as the surf splashes through the days.

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