Estancia Vik Jose Ignacio - Facts and Information


Located on 4,000 acres in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, Estancia VIK José Ignacio promises a complete immersion in the finest Uruguayan art and architecture all while enjoying the adventure of a traditional ranch experience and stunning nature, the splendor of South America’s finest beaches and the thrill of parties that outlast the sunrise, all amid the comfort, sophistication and aesthetic magnificence of an estancia hotel beyond compare.

Room Amenities

Delicious breakfast.
In room mini bar and all soft drinks during the stay.
Wireless Internet access.
Free access to outdoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Activities: videos, ping pong, darts, Nintendo Wii, board games.
Outdoor activities: driving range, two tennis courts, polo court (extra charges apply), canoeing, horseback riding, paint ball, bird watching (extra charges apply), biking, lake activities.
As from December 20, all guests at Estancia Vik are invited to enjoy the unique beach service at Bahia Vik José Ignacio with exclusive access to our four outdoor swimming pools, sauna, spa treatment cabins, fully equipped game room, mountain bikes, kayaks and gym (available between Dec and March).


Sauna and steam room. Various spa treatments/massages are available upon request.


  • Play polo with the professionals on Estancia Vik’s private polo field, or watch it all kick off from the sidelines and be inspired to have a private lesson
  • Horseback activity: ride out with the gauchos and explore 4,000 acres of wild pampas
  • Go kayaking on the private lagoon, and witness flying fish jump in and out of the water
  • Request a wine-tasting session in the beautiful vaulted cellar - be sure to try full-bodied Tannat wine, made from Uruguay’s most famous grape
  • Break a sweat on one of 2 tennis courts, practise your golf swing at the driving range or cool off in the South Garden's black granite Absolute Nero pool on the wood terrace, with vistas of the plains below
  • Hop on a mountain bike (free to borrow) and explore the surrounding area. Ask the concierges to highlight points of interest nearby


Dinning Room

Estancia VIK Jose Ignacio boasts a brick barreled dining room which is well suited for forty to fifty guests, or an intimate dinner for two. The brick walls extend down to a wine cellar below and continue up to the vaulted ceiling. A work of master craftsmen, the barreled brick room and ceiling were created without the use of any mortar. The dining room sits on a wood beam floor with glass windows imbedded in each corner, suspended above the wine cellar creating an incredibly unique space. The culinary offerings at Estancia VIK Jose Ignacio celebrate the dishes of Uruguay. At the dining room, guests will enjoy International cuisine with fresh regional products for breakfast, lunch and dinner


A traditional Uruguayan barbeque stands at the north side of the Estancia, mirroring the ancient tin galpons found wherever the gauchos roamed. Likewise, this barbecue has been constructed with traditional tin walls and a large central fireplace, or fogon. Marcelo Legrand, another notable Uruguayan artist who also designed one of the Estancia’s suites, has painted the walls and ceiling in a brilliantly chaotic style, bringing a contemporary flair to this traditional space.

El Asador

El Asador will feature the finest local and seasonal ingredients cooked by Executive Chef Marcelo Betancourt and his team select the best ingredients available each morning within the retreat’s traditional Uruguayan barbecue dining room.

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