Hotels in Uruguay

When the cult-favorite Fasano Hotel brand opened its new spa retreat in Punta del Este, in-the-know jet-setters started packing their bags.

Looking for the boho-chic crowd that made Punta del Este the ne plus ultra of South American beach destinations?You’ll find them in José Ignacio, armed with reservations at Estancia Vik, the town’s first luxury guest estancia.

The hotel features a working dairy farm, a brick-walled restaurant, and a beautifully restored 1909 cellar stocked with the country's rustic Tannat wine.

This seaside property, by Montevideo-born architect Carlos Ott (best known for Paris's Opéra Bastille), is filled with works by James Turrell, Anselm Kiefer, and contemporary homegrown talent.

The style at this new guesthouse may be rustic, but the amenities are sophisticated: 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, iPod docking stations, and an impressive selection of Uruguayan and Argentine wines.

Near the town’s main square, you’ll find this year-old casual six-room property with a private pool.