LUZ lies amid emerald-green vineyards, pine forest and olive groves on the road between Garzón and José Ignacio.

LUZ is a Culinary Wine Lodge located 10 minutes outside of José Ignacio, a laid-back yet sophisticated fishing village along Uruguay’s pristine coastline.

With 35 acres of private land and just six rooms, LUZ charms with its intimate service, peaceful setting and culinary offering.

What we love about LUZ

  • LUZ was born out of its owner’s passion for architecture, food and wellbeing
  • Inspired by Morocco, the hotel oozes warmth and boho-charm
  • There’s a gin bar, tennis court, saltwater infinity pool, fishing rods, bikes and go karts
  • Its location – just outside the luxe, culinary enclave of José Ignacio
  • LUZ’s restaurant changes its menu daily to only use the freshest, in-season ingredients from the nearby woods and ocean
  • They make their own olive oil, wines and gin!
  • Each suite has a super king size bed, fireplace and private terrace or patio
What to do at LUZ

There’s plenty on offer within LUZ’s private estate.

Stroll along trails, winding through pine forest, practice yoga by the laguna or treat yourself to a personalised spa treatment. If you’re looking for something more active, there’s go-karting, tennis and mountain biking.

Food is a highlight! Start your day with a picnic breakfast amongst the olives groves. For lunch, graze on organic salad and fresh fish by the pool. Then end the day, dining amidst the pine trees at UNA’s pop single-table restaurant. Of course, washing everything down with a glass of LUZ’s very own rosé or red wine.

It may be hard to drag yourself out of LUZ’s grounds, but it’s definitely worth it. Head to the Atlantic coast for exceptional beaches, a buzzing gastronomic scene and water activities such as surfing and kitesurfing.

Or venture inland to explore the rolling Uruguayan countryside. Visit the state-of-art winery, Bodega Garzon, ride with a gaucho through the hills or head to the laguna for windsurfing. Make sure not to miss Restaurant Garzon owned by world-renowned chef, Francis Mallmann.


The international airport in Punta del Este is a 55 minute drive from LUZ and Montevideo’s International Airport is just under 2 hours away.

It’s also possible to arrive at the lodge via helicopter.

to Travel

November to April

The best time to visit LUZ is during the summer, which falls between November and April.

Plan South America-Uruguay-Montevideo


+44 (0)20 7993 6930


+1 646 688 2317

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