Stay in a Luxury Estancia in Uruguay
Estancias in Uruguay aren’t what they used to be. Up until recently, if you were describing an ‘estancia’ as a place to stay in Uruguay, it would conjure images of a simple ranch with cattle and horses – a place where people live and work on the land. But things have changed. Today’s Uruguayan estancias are modern and luxurious. Many have been immaculately designed by the country’s renowned architects, interior designers and artists. Food is locally sourced, innovative and freshly prepared by accomplished chefs and wine cellars are stocked with bottles from regional vineyards or the estancia’s own. Guest rooms are en-suite and comfortable, punctuated with hand-crafted furnishings and artwork to add splashes of colour. Activities include horseback riding with gauchos, wildlife tours, hiking, swimming and wine tasting, so you don’t have to travel far to experience everything Uruguay has to offer. There are several upscale establishments which fit these criteria, so if you are staying in Uruguay for a few days, check out Estancia Vik José Ignacio for a contemporary vibe and El Charabón Estancia in Rocha if you fancy staying somewhere traditional and rustic.