Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Estancia Vik is a superbly charismatic luxury ranch with the serious wow-factor located inland from the chic small village of Jose Ignacio on Uruguay's Atlantic coast. Excellent hospitality, contemporary design and excellent horse riding.
At a Glance
Awesome views as far as the eye can see
Each room individually decorated by a different Uruguayan artist
Horses to suit all levels of riders
In addition you will have use of all facilities at Playa Vik
Delicious food ideal for families
I died and went to heaven at Estancia Vik! It really has the wow-factor. Relax and be pampered or go for a fabulous horse ride in the open countryside - views as far as the eye can see! Guests staying here can use the facilities of nearby sister hotel Playa Vik, the best of both worlds!Sarah Lowe
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Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio sits on 4,000 acres of rolling countryside near Jose Ignacio in Uruguay, only twenty two kilometers northeast of Punta del Este.
Just twelve vast suites, in a range of styles all individually designed by acclaimed local artists, provide state-of-the-art sleeping quarters, while the modern eclectic style of the rooms in the main house ensure that there is always something of interest. The estancia is filled with funky, contemporary, site-specific artwork also by Uruguayan artists which really enhances guests' experience of a given space. The living room is inspirational with a beautifully painted ceiling and walls dominated by eight enormous semi-precious Uruguayan geodes. Estancia Vik also boasts a fantastic indoor sauna and spa.
Outside a black granite pool and loungers are a great spot for relaxing, and options to experience outdoor living Uruguay-style abound. Polo, horse riding, long walks, surfing and golf are all easily arranged. The dunes and rollers of the Atlantic Ocean are approximately two kilometers away.
One of the highlights of staying here is the monumental parrilla, where huge steaks are grilled to perfection over a fire pit in a graffitied, Nissan-hut inspired room.
Estancia Vik offers 12 individually decorated suites featuring a fantastic array of contemporary artwork and fine furnishings.
Children are welcome and there is a games room with table tennis table and board games. Cots and extra beds are available free of charge and baby sitting can be arranged in advance.
Estancia Vik boasts an extensive list of facilities including a black granite swimming pool, gym, polo field, stable with criollo horses, sail boats, kayaks, games room for children, spa, driving range, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Activities at Estancia Vik include horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, mountain biking, polo, swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Guests can also use the facilities of nearby sister property, Playa Vik, which is located right on the coast in Jose Ignacio.
Location & Directions
Jose Ignacio, Uruguay
Estancia Vik is set in 4,000 acres of land 8km outside the seaside town of Jose Ignacio, within the region of Maldonado, Uruguay.
When to go
November to March is the ideal time to visit weather wise. The very popular peak summer season from Christmas to mid-February gets booked up well in advance so best to plan early. During this period the whole place comes alive and there is a great party atmosphere. It is worth bearing in mind however that during the quieter season - including November, many of the area's bars and restaurants are closed which does tend to restrict eating options to your hotel.