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José Ignacio

Courtesy Bahia Vik

José Ignacio is to Uruguayans as the Hamptons are to New Yorkers; a chic retreat from city life that exudes barefoot elegance. But unlike the posh Hamptons, Uruguay’s tiny beach town has a sultry, bohemian charm to its restaurants and shops and an artful flair to its five-star properties, making them destinations in and of themselves.

  • Perfect for
    Adventurers | Art Lovers | Families | Romantics | Style Mavens
  • When to go
  • Ideal length of stay
    1 Week

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    7 Days: Essential José Ignacio

    Our José Ignacio itineraries include water sports, horseback riding and long, rosé-fueled lunches at beach-chic restaurants. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

    • Day 1-2

      José Ignacio is best experienced at a slow pace, so the first few days of your trip should match the laid-back vibe. Enjoy days one and two lounging at your hotel, visiting the town’s gorgeous sand beaches and perhaps participating in a surfing lesson. Nights should be spent out at the lively bars in town after dinners at local favorites.

    • Day 3-5

      Venture into José Ignacio town to browse its charming boutiques before indulging in a leisurely lunch at the destination’s lauded alfresco eatery. Then, visit the nearby town of Manantiales and La Barra, both of which have several great shops. One night, venture to lauded Argentinian chef Francis Mallman’s Garzón, a must for foodies.

    • Day 6-7

      Spend your last two days unwinding and returning to favorite beach clubs and restaurants from the previous few days. For some adventure, go horseback riding along the beach or at a stunning estancia, see a polo match or participate in a guided activity like a cooking class at a local restaurant or an art tour at a gallery.

Indagare founder and CEO Melissa Biggs Bradley
“We dined at superstar Argentinian chef Francis Mallman’s restaurant Garzón for lunch. Sitting beneath a massive palm tree, we lingered over exquisite small courses until late into the afternoon, when it was time to return to the estancia for massages.”
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