Often compared to Saint Tropez and Ibiza, the Uruguayan playgrounds of Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio are perhaps the chicest beach resorts in Latin America.
Self-conscious Punta is a blend of Miami and Ibiza, big on yachts and glamour, late nights and deep tans. Argentines and Brazilians descend here in tens of thousands between December and February for the hottest party of the year.
40 kilometres up the coast, the fishing village of Jose Ignacio retains an understated cool amid the models flitting along the beach and A-listers queuing for tables at Uruguay’s answer to Club 55. Days here are about late rises, lingering lunches of fresh seafood and clericó (a white wine sangría), afternoon bronzing and all-night parties.
We can get you onto the top tables and guest lists at the best parties, as well as guiding you to the right hotels. We also have access to some fabulous posadas for private rent in La Barra, Jose Ignacio and, 20 minutes inland, the famous gastronomic enclave, Garzon.