Playa Vik José Ignacio
A Unique Destination in Uruguay
Our striking architecture Retreat is located in the chic fishermen town of José Ignacio with panoramic views of the ocean and magnificent sunsets. Its luxurious and art filled rooms invite you to a rest and a unique experience for all your senses. Vik Retreats invite you to discover José Ignacio, Uruguay in our world acclaimed accommodations.
About Playa VIK
Playa Vik is a collaboration between the creators, Carrie and Alex Vik, and internationally renowned Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott. The avant-garde beachfront retreat features a central “Sculpture” building which is the heart of the compound boasting an important collection of international and contemporary Uruguayan art throughout. The building’s 55-foot inclined façade features a vast sliding wall of glass allowing guests to enjoy the majestic views of José Ignacio’s vibrant coastline. The entrance to the sculpture building is a two-story curved and inclined glass façade with a monumental sculpted bronze door, created by internationally celebrated Uruguayan artist Pablo Atchugarry as a modern interpretation of Ghiberti’s legendary doors at Florence’s Baptistery. The lateral walls and roof of the building are made of double curved titanium panels and rich Patagonian ebony floors are found throughout the expansive indoor and outdoor spaces, blurring the line between interior and exterior as they extend from the living room to the pool terrace.
Playa Vik José Ignacio sits on the Mansa 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. José Ignacio, located just 12 miles northeast of Punta del Este, is emerging as Uruguay’s premier international destination, drawing travelers to enjoy the pristine beaches, nature, rugged landscape and relaxed, bohemian setting.
The Sculpture includes three-bedroom suites and is flanked by six 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. These casas once again blend the interior and exterior as fully retractable windows lead out to these unique private gardens. Dividing the casas are large Bougainvillea plants that grow upwards towards the ‘casas’ “living roof” of colorful rayitos del sol, Uruguayan wildflowers, which cover and sweep across the undulating earth roofscapes of the casa pavilion, creating a striking panorama of natural color.
Guests of Playa Vik enjoy a remarkable 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 see from the fire pit sunsets which have been described as one of the best in the world. The spacious playroom, fitness, spa and the natural wonders of Jose Ignacio’s beaches and vibrant life complement the Playa Vik experience.
The culinary offerings of Cielomar at Playa Vik celebrate the dishes of Uruguay. Guests are encouraged to dine family style in the indoor dining room or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the barbeque. Guests will enjoy fish barbeques, seafood, locally grown fruits and vegetables and homemade breads and pastries all prepared by the property’s talented in-house chef.
Playa Vik is accessible via the Punta del Este airport, which is serviceable by daily flights from airports in Argentina and Brazil. Punta del Este is an international airport that accommodates private jets 24 hours a day. José Ignacio is a thirty-minute drive along the coast. Alternatively, guests may fly to the capital city of Montevideo one and a half hours away. Playa Vik is located 5.6 miles from Estancia Vik and half a mile from Bahia Vik and La Susana.