Wedged between two of South America’s most popular countries, the verdant Uruguay had been something of a mystery to the world. But thanks to its victory in the 2011 World Cup, the beach-lined nation has been finally getting its fair share of recognition on the world map. The uninitiated might consider thisLatin American nation as a hippie land, but it is more than just that.
Uruguay boasts of a considerable expat population, business owners and a large community of annual travelers who find their refuge in the subtropical climate to escape from the chill of the Northern Hemisphere. If you are planning an escape for your next vacation, then Uruguay will be right up your alley.
Let’s have a look at some of the finest luxury destinations that are worth a visit in Uruguay!
- Mystique meets beach-fun in Piriapolis
Before Punta Del Este stole the limelight from it, Piriapolis was one of the chosen beach resorts of the elite. Designed according to the ethics of Kabbalah and Alchemy, till date this town attracts tourists from all over the world for its mysticism. The summer resort is also known for its attractions like the Templo de San Antonio and the Cerro Pan de Azúcar.
- Party it up celeb-style in Punta del Este
The partying destination for Hollywood celebrities like Leonardo Di Caprio, Kevin Bacon and Robert De Niro, the Punta del Este found it fame with the arrival of Frank Sinatra and the likes in the 1960’s. While getting into the VIP parties is never too easy, if you want the ultimate luxury vacation, then this is the destination for you. You can enjoy a leisurely week as you dine at posh restaurants, shop at high-end designer stores and revel in the adventures of yacht racing.
- Embrace your hipster-self at Jose Ignacio
One of the chicest resort towns in South America, Jose Ignacio is the preferred destination for Hollywood celebrities and jetsetters alike. Far removed from the high-life that Punta has to offer, Jose Ignacio is known for its laid-back lifestyle. The hipster haven is home to several celebrities including the Colombian sensation, Shakira.
- Stay like a king at the Carrasco Hotel and Casino
Situated on the river banks, the famed Carrasco Hotel and Casino offers the definitive in luxury to its guests. What was once the spot for holidaymaking aristocrats from Argentina in the 1920’s; the luxury-filled suites of this hotel are now preferred by dignitaries and diplomats. With most of its historic furnishing in place till date, the hotel offers a never-before experience to travelers.
Well that was our list; if you plan on having a luxurious vacation in Latin America this winter, then make sure you have the above destinations on the top of your bucket list!