Book the all-suite Estancia Vik for something altogether different on your South America escape. Nestled in an isolated expanse of 4,000 coastal acres, this working estancia will not only give you a glimpse of gaucho lifestyle but do so in a place of eclectic artworks, sculptures, individually designed suites, a 20m swimming pool and gourmet restaurant for a truly special experience. Estancia Vik strikes the perfect balance of unashamed character and cool, outright luxury, tradition and cultural heritage wrapped up in one. It starts with the location, a rural retreat surrounded by untouched countryside that’s primed for the life on horseback, though with beaches and the glam boutiques of José Ignacio nearby. The property is also akin to a living/breathing art gallery with graffiti murals, statuettes, paintings and impressions inspired by local artists adding to the unique feel of this rare find.

Rooms at Estancia Vik

Estancia Vik is made up of 12 Suites, each with its own décor (artworks), layout, ambience and views. Mod-cons are paired back to only the essentials, leaving more time to enjoy the atmosphere and serenity of the surrounding landscape, though bathrooms are large and well-equipped and every room has an outside space, too. The four Master Suites are a cut above at Estancia Vik thanks to their size and additional touches like a lounge area and patios, though with king-size beds, those lux bathrooms and a fireplace appearing in all options here, you’re always sure for a magnificent stay at Estancia Vik.

Experiences at Estancia Vik

Estancia Vik offers a unique experience in Uruguay, not only its connections with local gaucho culture and a stunning location, but the look and feel of the property itself and service that comes with it. Here are some of the hotel’s top highlights:

Stunning artworks lining the walls, statues in courtyards and an artistic flair all around the property.
4,000 acres of untouched countryside to enjoy surrounding the property.
Exclusive accommodation with only 12 individually designed suites available.
An outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace for lazy afternoons.
Fantastic food, traditional BBQs and organic ingredients grown onsite.
Personal, welcoming and genuine service given by a warm and friendly team.
Connect with the gaucho lifestyle on an – albeit luxury – working estancia.
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To see and experience a working estancia in such unusual, plush and somehow bohemian surrounds is a real treat. It’s the way Estancia Vik has fused artworks with traditional gaucho culture and with such refinement and finesse that really stands out when staying at this unique property on Uruguay’s southern coast.


38 miles from Punta del Este International Airport.