Playa Vik, perched on the banks of La Mansa Beach, fits perfectly into the upmarket – yet unconventional – atmosphere of Uruguay’s Jose Ignacio resort nearby. There is a contemporary cool to the look and feel of Playa Vik, with a winning blend of stylish design touches like the edgy architecture, sea-view infinity pool and artistic furnishings offset with a relaxed feel to the service and all-round ambience. The location of Playa Vik is ideal, right on the beach and with natural gardens and dunes surrounding the grass-roofed property. The hotel itself is made up of separate accommodation blocks and communal spaces like the delightful Cielomar Restaurant, a gym and spa, games room and outdoor firepit surrounded by sofas. Overall, for a taste of laidback Uruguayan luxury, a prime beachside setting and supremely comfortable guestrooms, Playa Vik is a fantastic choice when visiting Jose Ignacio.

Rooms at Playa Vik

The handful of Suites and Casas at Playa Vik are modern and fashionable, well-equipped with plentiful mod-cons and amenities like a freestanding bath tub and separate (or walk-in) shower, king-size beds, twin sinks and Wi-Fi. Intentionally, there is no TV in order to make the most of ocean or garden views outside your oversized windows, though most do come with a sound system for your favorite tunes. All accommodation at Playa Vik is individually designed and feels private, and while the Ocean Suite is a great size and has a lounge area, the Casas feature up to three bedrooms, separate living rooms, outdoor spaces and more – perfect for a special escape or family trip to Uruguay.

Experiences at Playa Vik

Playa Vik is a place to kick back and enjoy your Uruguayan escape in style. The hotel has a list of activities like horse riding trails, watersports, foodie experiences, culture and nature tours, though the sea views and sun terrace make it all too easy to stay put. Some of the hotel’s top highlights include:

Prime location amongst the dunes of La Mansa Beach, near Jose Ignacio.
Contemporary architectural style throughout the property, including edgy furnishings and even grass-topped roofs to blend into the dunes.
Excellent onsite restaurant and connected dining haunts nearby.
Outdoor infinity pool overlooking the ocean is hard to beat.
Plenty of excursions and activities available from the hotel, including sports, culture and wildlife tours, culinary adventures and plenty more.
Wonderful concierge service and attentive staff make every stay at Playa Vik special
Atelier’s pick

Playa Vik oozes the kind of relaxed-chic vibe that this area of Uruguay is known and loved for. This is every-bit the luxury hotel with all the facilities, excursions, service and gastronomic options to prove it, yet there is an understated and artistic mood to everything around the hotel that is impossible to resist.


The hotel is 16 miles from Punta del Este airport .