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With grand and expansive vistas, the Spanish colonial- style building is a 50,000 square foot structure and a haven of art, nature and high design. Estancia Vik José Ignacio was a collaboration between Alex and Carrie Vik and Uruguayan architect Marcelo Daglio as a traditional Spanish style estancia, featuring white adobe walls and red tin roofs with covered walkways linking multiple outdoor courtyards and idyllic gardens. The expansive patios feature outdoor seating areas, sculpture installations, respites from the sun and a large organic herb garden.

The guest experience at Estancia Vik is one of the most unique in the world, where “Marlboro Country” meets a laid back St. Tropez. Horseback ride across open pampas with gauchos, explore wildlife, birds and nature, mountain bike, hike, canoe and fish in the Arroyo de José Ignacio and Laguna de José Ignacio. Play a variety of water sports, tennis on Estancia Vik’s grass courts and golf.

The guest experience at Estancia Vik is one of the most unique in the world, where “Marlboro Country” meets a laid back St. Tropez.

Guests will also enjoy the twenty-meter Absolute Nero granite swimming pool, gym and spa, The property boasts a private polo field with Crillo riding horses and an adjoining golf green will offer a wonderful golf practice area. A game room with a pool table, table tennis and a variety of other games is found in the Estancia house. A romantic chapel nestled in a grove of ancient native trees has been created for weddings and other special events.


All twelve private Suites have a unique design and display and integrate original art conceived for each space by leading contemporary Uruguayan artists.


Estancia Vik José Ignacio sits on 4,000 acres in the rolling countryside of José Ignacio, Uruguay. The Estancia borders the Arroyo and the Laguna José Ignacio, which meet the Southern Atlantic just a mile away.

José Ignacio is Uruguay’s idyllic, vibrant coastal area, located just 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este. It is emerging as Uruguay’s premier international destination, drawing travelers to enjoy the pristine beaches, nature, rugged landscape and relaxed, bohemian setting.


> via Punta del Este airport (PDP), which is serviceable by daily flights from airports in Argentina and Brazil. It accommodates private jets 24 hours a day and is forty-five minutes drive.

> via Montevideo airport (MVD) one and a half hours away.

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All our guests have access to the following services:


 >  Daily housekeeping.

> Outdoor activities: rustic golf course, two tennis courts, kayaks, horseback riding, paint ball, biking, lake activities. Access to outdoor swimming pool,
sauna and gym.

> Other activities: ping pong, darts, board games. All our 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 pool, game room, mountain bikes, kayaks. All our guests have access to The Shack Yoga & Wellness, located at Bahia Vik.


> Polo lessons

> Bird watching

> Wine tastings

> Visit to ateliers, museums, art galleries

> Art lessons

> Spanish lessons

> Cooking lessons


The Estancia is separated into two wings, each containing six luxurious bedroom Suites. Of the six suites in each wing, there are four 500 square-foot Suites on the ground level and two 900 square-foot Master Suites on the second floor. The Suites all feature full bathrooms with separate bathtubs and rain showers, with the Master Suites also including outdoor showers on the patio. Each suite also has private access to the exterior patios surrounding the Estancia.

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Estancia Vik boasts a brick barreled dining room which sits on a wood beam floor with glass windows imbedded in each corner,  suspended above the wine cellar creating an incredibly unique space.

Estancia showcases a Uruguayan parillero, or BBQ, with the traditional tin walls and fogon, or central open fire.

The culinary offerings at Estancia Vik can be held indoors, in the patios, gallerias or in the middle of the forest.


Enjoy some of our suggested activities in Estancia Vik and nearby

> Horseback riding and swimming with the horses

> Full moon horseback riding during full moon nights 

> BBQ in the middle of the native forest

> Swimming in the José Ignacio river or in our pools

> Play soccer

> Play golf in our rustic golf course or at La Barra Golf Club

> Polo lessons and polo games in the Estancia Vik polo field - see the Vik team playing live!

> Play tennis: Vik-ledon is our signature tournament! (two grass tennis courts at Estancia Vik)

> Biking along José Ignacio.

> Playing paintball at Estancia Vik’s amazing paintball field hidden in the forest

> Work out in The Shack Wellness and Yoga

> Bird watching at Estancia Vik

> Cooking lessons led by our chef

> Wine tastings in Estancia Vik's bricked wine cellar

> Art lessons organized by artists who have participated in the decoration of our Retreat

> Live the guacho’s life; be part of their daily activities, see rodeos and participate in mustering at Estancia Vik 

> Swimming in the ocean: Stand up paddle, kite surf,
 surf, windsurf

> Dining in José Ignacio, Manantiales and La Barra

> Take yoga lessons at the shack wellness and yoga

> Visiting pueblo Garzón

> Wine tastings at Colinas Garzón

> Olive oil & wine tastings at o33

> Sunset boat tours

> Fishing with local fishermen
- get the catch of the day!

> Visiting Fundación Pablo Atchugarry for a lunch picnic

> Spanish lessons and community service

> Visit tierra Garzón art foundation, 
art galleries and ateliers


Host a social or corporate event at Vik Retreats and experience the beauty of Uruguayan culture! All of our retreats offer superb art filled luxury in the exceptional location of José Ignacio. 

With a total of 80 luxurious suites between our 3 Retreats: Bahía Vik, Estancia Vik & Playa Vik; various meeting-event spaces and a wide range of distinct dining experiences, Vik Retreats offers the flexibility to host whatever type of event is desired. 

Working in unison, all of our retreats together provide an unparalleled, unique and diverse experience.

Estancia Vik is a unique venue which  caters for smaller gatherings or bigger events of up to 1000 guests. 

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