Estancia Vik

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

From £2400 Per person in low season
From £3100 Per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on 2 adults sharing, including taxes to Montevideo with Tam, return private transfers and 7 nights including breakfast and activities at Estancia Vik in a Suite.

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At a Glance

  • Perched on a hilltop surrounded by 4,000 acres of peaceful pampas where horses and cattle roam free, and within a stone’s throw of the beaches, bars and chic boutiques of Jose Ignacio.

  • Take part in one of the many complimentary activities, including biking, kayaking on the lagoon, a game of tennis and a driving range. The stables offer horse-back riding for all levels, and for those feeling brave can try their hand at a spot of polo.

  • Estancia Vik is the epitome of contemporary design with each of the twelve suites individually designed by local Uruguan artists, in parallel to it its Nordic inspired all white architecture

  • Delicious food on offer, hand picked from their kitchen garden and most of the meat reared on the lands surrounding Estancia Vik Jose.

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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.

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Insider's View

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!

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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.

Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio sits on 4,000 acres of rolling countryside near Jose Ignacio in Uruguay, only twenty two kilometres 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 kilometres 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.

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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.




Amongst the green sprawl of the Jose Ignacio countryside, this Spanish-import to the Uruguayan luxury market offers a gentrified retreat with extensive art collection and bourgeoisie fantasy that make it one of the great South American resorts. It's owners operate a collection of small and medium-size hotels in the Canary Islands and Dominican Republic, but this is by far their best and most-personal hotel to date.

Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio sits on 4,000 acres in Laguna Jose Ignacio, 20km northeast of Punta del Este. The main hotel complex is an impressive sight, a Spanish Colonial structure of white adobe walls and red tin roofs with covered walkways linking multiple outdoor courtyards and idyllic gardens designed by Marcelo Daglio. Dramatic indoor spaces, comprising over 50,000 square foot, feature sweeping patios with outdoor seating areas decorated in B&B Italia amongst sculptural installations and large formal gardens.

The south side of the Estancia boasts a large grassy polo fiel and 20-meter pool made of stone illuminated with fiber optic lights by night. A brick barreled dining room serves barbeque, fresh fish and seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables and homemade breads and pastries.

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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.

How to get there

Punta del Este Capitán Corbeta CA Curbelo International is the nearest airport, and served by flights from Buenos Aires. Estancia Vik is 30-minutes from Punta del Este airport. Alternatively, Montevideo Carrasco International Airport is 180km from the hotel.

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