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San Martin del Yi
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Cristina, Raul, Maria, Gonzalo and Victoria, thankyou!

We would like to reccomend this beautiful family's estancia to all those looking for a genuine experience of simple and natural farm life
Cristina and Raul live in a beautiful 1700 Spanish-style building in the midst of endless land in Flores, an Uruguayan department where you can also find archeology and geology to study if you wish
But we went there to live the farm life the old ways and we spent days on horseback with Maria, an experienced farmer and horse riding teacher, talking patiently to us for hours to tell us all she knew about her land, her life there and even the history of the place. Not only, she eventually managed teaching us all how to properly ride a horse till we dared to even gallop in many an occasion. We were invited to help her grouping a herd of cows while Gonzalo, the son of Cristina and Raul took care of the ranch itself back at the farm or in the immense herding and farming grounds the family owns there: the land is so vast that we never crossed the same place twice!!
And if the emotion of browsing the land on horseback, learning to know the horses, the land and its secrets were not enough, Cristina was outstanding: her care for us was as genuine as the land she lives on: always present to our needs, yet never invasive, always there with a tea or a coffee, caring for the fireplace and directing the house-keeping with a light yet firm hand. In this she is helped by a couple of people, a cook and a maid, which we thank as well for cooking such pleasant and every day different food for us, breakfast, lunch and dinner with abundance and good taste, for caring for our nice and cozy rooms, for even washing our clothes (it was already 15 days we were aorund when we got to the estancia and the bags were full of dirty clothes to wash!)
It was definitely our best time in South America (Brasil, Uruguay and Perù) and a place and people that remain in our hearts for their kindness and simple generosity

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

We went back to Uruguay after a 42 yr absence and wanted to experience the life out in the country on an estancia that we remembered from years ago. We chose to stay for 2 days with our son and granddaughter at the Estancia San Martin del Yi and it was the highlight of our 6 month stay in Uruguay.

The accomodations are very nice and the owners of this working estancia were as attentive as you could want and we truly were treated as members of the family. The food was exceptional and prepared and presented in a very nice manner. The experiences of horseback riding and a picnic by the river Yi will never be forgotten by our granddaughter who had never been to Uruguay before. Any future trip to Uruguay will include a stay at this fine estancia.

If you are looking for the real Uruguay this is where you want to spend some time.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2012
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2008
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  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2007
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  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about San Martin del Yi

Address: Herrera 765 - Trinidad, 0000, Uruguay
Location: Uruguay > Flores Department
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Flores Department
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
San Martin Del Yi Uruguay/Flores Department

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