Estancia Vik

Staying at an estancia is a South America travel highlight we can’t endorse enough—and Estancia Vik in José Ignacio offers a very special proposition.  

Designed by a renowned Uruguayan architect, its terracotta-tiled roof, white adobe walls, covered walkways, and shaded courtyards communicate a distinct sense of place. Enveloped by nearly 4,000 acres of rolling countryside that borders a seasonal arroyo and Laguna José Ignacio—Estancia Vik enjoys a true, away-from-it-all vibe.  

The resort offers 12 private suites, each of which was designed by leading contemporary Uruguayan artists who were given creative free reign and an open budget to craft a space that reflects their style. Here, you don’t just look at art; you literally live within it.  

Activities at Estancia Vik are as relaxed or invigorating as you like. Enjoy a treatment at the spa or lounge poolside—where, after nightfall, a light installation configured as a constellation of southern stars glows underwater. Go horseback riding across the pampas with a gaucho guide, take a polo lesson, enjoy a competitive round of tennis, shoot billiards in the game room, or head to the beach for watersports and bonfires.   

Guests who have worked up an appetite shouldn’t miss a feast of authentic Uruguayan parrilla (barbecue) at El Asador. Pair a bold VIK wine with all manner of grilled protein sizzling on the imposing fogón (open flame stove) in the tin-clad dining room. Or, pick from the vintages stored in the 5,000-bottle wine cellar.  

Guests of Estancia Vik also have access to the beachy facilities at sister properties Bahia Vik and Playa Vik—just a 15 or so minute drive to central José Ignacio. 

Luxury itinerary featuring Estancia Vik

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Highlights of Uruguay

Explore the best of Uruguay on this two-week trip through the highlights

10 Days | $10,550 per person

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Bahia Vik

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