PLAYA VIK RETREAT

Playa Vik is South America’s most ambitious avant-garde beachfront retreat. The project is a collaboration by innovators Carrie and Alex Vik and Uruguayan architect Carlos Ott.

Playa Vik faces Playa Mansa, in the boho-chic beach town of Jose Ignacio on Uruguay’s eastern shore.

Playa Vik’s heart is the Sculpture Building—an inclined, two-story structure clad in salt-resistant titanium panels. The monumental bronze door was cast by Pablo Atchugarry.

The sea-facing wall is entirely glass, blurring the lines between indoors and outdoors and drawing guests to the pool terrace.  

45-50 minutes from PDP airport, and just 15 minutes by car from Estancia Vik.

PLAYA VIK LOCATION

The peninsula of Jose Ignacio, a tiny fishing village with an estimated population of 200, is fast becoming one of Latin America’s hottest beach destinations. Like Punta del Este, one side of this peninsula has gentle waves, while the other is perfect for surfing.

Walking from one side of town to the other takes about five minutes, including time to pat a cart horse and admire the hand-painted street signs. On the eastern side of the peninsula, the town’s faro (lighthouse) has been guiding ships since 1877.

After sleeping in, guests in Jose Ignacio can enjoy horseback riding, sailing, and fishing with the locals. Surfing and kite surfing lessons are also available.

From July to October, franca whales migrate along the coast here. Toes-in-the-sand restaurants serve grilled fish, rustic pizzas, and juicy casados. Sunsets and stargazing round out most days.

PLAYA VIK ACCOMMODATIONS

The perimeter of the project is flanked by six separate casitas, each with two or three bedrooms, fireplace, private garden, and artwork and installations by leading contemporary artists—Zaha Hadid, Anselm Kiefer, and others.

Inside, you’ll find a bar, kitchen, and library with an installation by James Turrell. The top level has three suites.

Each suite has air conditioning, security box (large enough for a laptop), mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers.  Wi-Fi is available throughout each retreat. There are no televisions in rooms, but there is a game room with TVs and Xbox.

CASAS

Casa Tierra  

  • 2 Bedroom Casa with living room
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed and fully equipped bathroom
  • Living room with fireplace and Plasma TV
  • 1 Suite with bank beds and bathroom with shower
  • 2 private terraces

Casa Blanca 

  • 2 Bedroom Casa without Living room
  • 2 Master Suites with king size bed and fully equipped bathroom (one of them can have twin beds)
  • 2 private terraces

Casa Raices  

  • 3 Bedroom Casa with living room
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed and full equipped bathroom
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed por two twin beds and full equipped bathroom
  • 1 Single Suite with en Suite bathroom with shower
  • 1 Living room with fireplace and Plasma TV
  • 2 Private Terraces

Casa Jose Ignacio 

  • 2 bedroom casa with living room
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed and full equipped bathroom
  • Living room with fireplace and Plasma TV
  • 1 suite with bank beds and bathroom with shower
  • 1 private terrace

Casa Mar 

  • 3 Bedroom Casa with living room
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed and full equipped bathroom
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed por two twin beds and full equipped bathroom
  • 1 Single Suite with en Suite bathroom with shower
  • 1 Living room with fire place and Plasma TV
  • 1 Private Terrace + 1 balcony

Casa Ebano  

  • 3 Bedroom Casa with living room:
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed and full equipped bathroom.
  • 1 Master Suite with king size bed por two twin beds and fully equipped bathroom.
  • 1 Single Suite with en Suite bathroom with shower.
  • 1 Living room with fire place and Plasma TV.
  • 2 Private Terraces.

Sculpture Building 

  • Main building with 3 Suites + 1 Room + Library Lounge + Living Room & Dining area
  • 1 Master Suite Valentina with king size bed , walking closet and fully equipped bathroom. Ocean view
  • 1 Suite Fuerteventura with king size bed , walking closet and fully equipped bathroom. Ocean view
  • 1 Suite Caras with king size bed , walking closet and fully equipped bathroom. Ocean view
  • 1 Atrium Room with King size bed or two twins and bathroom with shower

SUITES

Caras Suite 

  • King size bed, walk-in closet and fully-equipped bathroom
  • Ocean view

Fuerteventura Suite 

  • King size bed, walk in closet and fully-equipped bathroom
  • Ocean view

Master Suite Valentina 

  • King size bed, walk in closet and fully-equipped bathroom
  • Ocean view

PLAYA VIK AMENITIES

The 75-foot-long black granite swimming pool juts out over open air. Fiber optic lights in the pool floor mimic the constellations of the Southern Sky.

The space under Playa Vik holds a 40-foot-long wine cellar, a game room, a fitness center, and a small spa with two treatment rooms and a sauna. At sunset, guests often settle in around the fire pit for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

PLAYA VIK ACTIVITIES

Guests of Playa Vik can enjoy access to activities at nearby Estancia Vik: riding, biking, canoeing, hiking, birdwatching, and paintball. Wi-Fi is accessible throughout the property. Secure parking is also available.

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