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Really beautiful spot near Punta del Este!

We had the pleasure of being shown around Jose Ignacio by one of our friends who is a local! The... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Austin, Texas
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Great place to relax, chic and out of the large crowds in Punta del Este, many good restaurants offering fine dining

Photos from the beach and the lighthouse we were in early spring still a bit chilly at night but... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of being shown around Jose Ignacio by one of our friends who is a local! The lighthouse was really cool, and it gave us a really beautiful view of the beach. It cost us about $30 pesos/person if I am remembering...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Photos from the beach and the lighthouse we were in early spring still a bit chilly at night but sunny days and great place to walk or just relax

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Panatraveler15
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

7 am is the perfect time to star a walk at the sand dunes of Jose Ignacio Beach Walk along the coast and enjoy the cold breeze during the summer time. Take a time to get into the Light House and enjoy the view from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nano1973
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is not the caribbean so do not expect an awesome beach, but it is very beautiful and special, with lots of nature, very chic spots and places to stay. Everything is super expensive. If you go, do not miss the falafel stand in front...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Love2TravelYay
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Don’t get me wrong, this place is nuts during high season and there are long waits for every restaurant, but if you time your visit around mid to late March you can snatch a deal, enjoy sumptuous accommodations, and enjoy a jet setters lifestyle....plus. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank dperez123
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I have been to many beaches around the world and loved some of them a lot (Hyams beach in Jarvis Bay, NSW, Australia, just to mention one). But the beaches around the small, elegant and fancy pueblito of José Ignacio have something special that makes...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Donatellasydney
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Lifestyle here is at the same time very simple and quite exclusive. There is a lot of beauty in nature and how it is being preserved. There is sophisticated decoration and architecture. There are beautiful people and a classy lifestyle. There is time flowing slowly...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Maria C
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Nice beach for long walks, with firm and white sand. Swimming is best during the summer for the water was very cold when we visited it. Also popular for surfers. Offers the most beautiful sun rises and when it is raining, 180º rainbows.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Maria Raquel L
Reviewed March 31, 2017

It is a very cool place, a bit far from the excitement of Punta, La Barra y Manatiales. A beach to rest and be completely relaxed! LOVED IT! There are many exquisite restaurants in the village!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank AnaLauraRabelo
Reviewed March 26, 2017

When we visited, it was off season. The beach wasn't crowded and the waves were acceptable. Not as over developed as Punta del Este. This is where I would stay if I ever came back.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Response from Nano1973 | Reviewed this property |
The water is always cold most of the year, what makes it worst is the wind. But it is so beautiful, that is totally worth it!!!