the uruguayan coastline
Playa Vik José Ignacio sits on the Mansa (“Calm”) beach in the bohemian chic village of José Ignacio, on the most coveted point of the Uruguayan coastline, with a panoramic view of the landscape and ocean beyond.
The avant-garde beachfront retreat features a central “Sculpture” building flanked by six small houses or casas each comprised of two or three bedrooms and private gardens. Each casa features a fireplace and has a distinctly unique design and art filled interior.
The property operates in an environmentally friendly manner through its extensive use of natural resources, 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 also provide additional heat and ambiance when needed.
The design has focused on minimizing the need for energy use by maximizing the use of nature to heat, cool, ventilate and irrigate.
Playa Vik features extensive art from the owners’ collection of leading international and Uruguayan artists.
Art and design are central to the interior spaces and are featured throughout, boasting works from unparalleled selection of contemporary Uruguayan and international artists including, James Turrell, Zaha Hadid, Anselm Kiefer and Pablo Atchugarry, among many others.
Located in the chic and safe beach village of José Ignacio, facing the Southern Atlantic Ocean, next to restaurants, art galleries, shops, vineyards, golf courses and more.
HOW TO GET THERE
> 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.
All our guests have access to the following services:
> Breakfast and daily housekeeping.
> Outdoor activities: bikes, kayaks.
> Access to our game room, fitness area, fire pit, cantilevered pool extending out from the Sculpture building and overlooking the beach below.
> All our guests have access to The Shack Yoga & Wellness, located at Bahia Vik.
OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES:
> Food and Beverage Services Chef and other staff
> Daily errands
> Other activities, such as polo lessons, golf, tennis, horseback riding, biking, lake activities, bird watching, wine tastings, visit to ateliers, museums, art galleries, art lessons, Spanish lessons, cooking lessons, etc.
The building’s fifty-five foot inclined façade features a vast sliding wall of glass allowing guests to enjoy the majestic views of José Ignacio’s vibrant coastline.
The sculpture includes expansive communal living and dining spaces, a library, three bedroom suites and an Italian designed kitchen by Strato Cucine.
The Casas blend the interior and exterior as fully retractable windows lead out to these unique private gardens. Dividing the casas are large Bougainillea plants that grow upwards towards the casas’ “living roof” of colorful rayitos del sol, Uruguayan wildflowers, which cover and sweep across the ondulating earth roofs-capes of the casa pavilion, creating a striking panorama of natural color.
2 BEDROOM CASAS
· JOSÉ IGNACIO
3 BEDROOM CASAS
Casa Tierra and Casa José Ignacio can accommodate 4 guests in its' main suite and it’s second suite with bunk beds.
Casa Blanca can accommodate 4 guests in its’ two double suites.
Casa Ebano, Raices and Mar can accommodate 5 guests in its 2 main suites and its third single suite.
Extra bed can be accommodated in some suites.
Guests are encouraged to dine family style in the indoor dining room, in the privacy of the Casas, or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the barbeque. Playa Vik's signature fish BBQ overlooking the southern Atlantic, the Playa Mansa beach and the fishing boats is a
truly memorable experience completed by a sunset described as the best on the planet!
You will enjoy traditional Uruguayan barbeque, fresh fish and seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables and homemade breads and pastries all prepared by the property’s talented in-house chef.
Lots of dining options within walking distance are not to be missed.
THINGS TO DO IN JOSÉ IGNACIO
Enjoy some of our suggested activities in Bahía 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
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
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.
Playa Vik offers a great space at it’s pool deck with a truly unique sunset for intimate weddings (20-50guests) or up to 150 guests for events.