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Playa Vik
Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio, Uruguay

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ABOUT PLAYA VIK JOSE IGNACIO - in their own words:
A truly remarkable private retreat on the beach in the village of Faro Jose Ignacio, Uruguay, Playa Vik Jose Ignacio merges exceptional design, unrivaled location, friendly and flawless service, endless activities and an unparalled colelction of contemporary Uruguay and international art.

Playa Vik Jose Ignacio is a celebration of its majestic setting perched on the most coveted point on the Uruguayan coastline, facing west with sweeping views acr4oss the South Atlantic Ocean and Playa Mansa, also known as the "calm" beach, with a sunset that has been described as the best on the planet.

Playa Vik Jose Ignacio sits on the Mansa beach in the bohemian chic village Jose Ignacio, Uruguay’s renowned enclave with a panoramic view of the beaches, landscape and ocean beyond. Playa Vik is located approximately 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este.

Internationally renowned Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott

THE RETREAT "PLAYA VIK JOSE IGNACIO" - This avant-garde beachfront retreat is comprised of:


The Focal Building at the heart of the retreat with a living & dining space,  library and four suites.

"The Pavillion"

Wine cellar
gym & spa
Barbeque and terrace


Six Casitas
2 and 3 bedrooms, terraces and decks


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Guests of Playa Vik will enjoy a cantilevered pool extending out from the property’s Patagonian ebony terrace and overlooking the beach below. Seventy-five feet long, the Uruguayan Black Absolute Nero granite pool also features a celestial map of the southern hemisphere created by small optic light points set within the pool floor.

In addition to the spectacular pool and terrace area, guests are invited to enjoy the spa and the natural wonders of Jose Ignacio’s beaches and vibrant life.

Guests of Playa Vik are also welcome to visit Estancia Vik, which is accessible by horseback, bicycle, or motorized vehicles. Designed by Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio, Estancia Vik offers guests a rustic romantic art filled retreat complete with a game room, pool and spa, private polo grounds with horses, a wine cellar and a traditional Uruguayan barbeque and 1500 hectares or 4,000 acres of stunning nature.

Artists and Featured Artwork:
Playa Vik will feature extensive art from the owners collection of leading international and Uruguayan artists. Art and design are central to the interior spaces and will be featured throughout. The Playa will boast works from James Turrell, Zaha Hadid, Anselm Kiefer and Pablo Atchugarry, among many others.

Environmental measures:
The project has been designed to maximize the use of nature to heat, cool, ventilate and irrigate. The design has focused on minimizing the need for energy use. The owners are working to reduce energy use at Playa Vik through the extensive use of innovative solar technologies, intelligent energy efficiency systems, as well as collecting and recycling water. All heating is done by radiant heat generated by solar tubes. Fireplaces will also provide additional heat and ambiance when needed. Fresh organic vegetables, eggs, meats and fish will be provided from Estancia Vik.