Traveling to Uruguay solo, and in the mood to #treatyoself? We’ve got just what you’re looking for.
Here are three Uruguay vacations luxury experiences you can totally have on your own:
Do as the royals do and play some polo, except take it up a notch and play polo at one of the most revered destinations in Uruguay. Estancia Vik José Ignacio—a standout private retreat that’s renowned for its art, nature and design—has its own professional polo field, and it’s one of the best in Uruguay and beyond. Creating the perfect experience for your Uruguay vacations luxury, go here and take polo classes, sign up for polo clinics and attend polo matches, all with a stunning backdrop of panoramic José Ignacio Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean views.
The seaside resort town of Punta del Este is where A-list travelers like to go in Uruguay. Much like the Hamptons or St-Tropez, life in Punta del Este is all about the “see-and-be-seen.” Perfect for families, couples and solo travelers alike, there’s a beach, a bustling city, a quiet countryside with fancy ranches, and even a non-stop party scene. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities; they’re always popping in and around of the destination’s beach area, seaside mansions, yacht harbor and glitzy restaurants. Punta del Este has a little something for every traveler to love, making it an ideal destination when the weather is nice and warm.
Mentioned in the New York Times list of “52 Places to Visit,” Bodega Garzon isn’t your everyday winery. A magical mecca of endless vineyards, olive trees and almond orchards, this private estate fit for a king not only makes some of the country’s best wines; it turns wine tasting into a full-blown experience. Taste its award-winning Albariño and Viognier vintages, eat a delicious wine-pairing lunch or dinner at the onsite restaurant, Restaurante Garzón by Francis Mallmann; stay a night in its boutique hotel, Pueblo Garzón; go on a hot air balloon ride; have a picnic near the olive groves; go biking; and taste its olive oils, the olives for which are also harvested onsite. Even a day trip to Bodega Garzón makes you feel like you’re drinking amongst royals.