Light years away from the 70’s high rises and flashiness of Punta del Este, yet only about a quick half hour by car, is Posada del Faro. This place has laid-back charm written all over it. It’s like you get to go hang out at your friend’s posh beach house. While it may not be the most fancy or luxurious hotel in the Jose Ignacio/Punta area, it certainly may be one of the most charming and cozy. The first thing that has to be said for it is location. If you come to Uruguay for the beach, this place is amazing. Right out the front door is a great stretch of beach on the calm side of the peninsula. If you can, get one of the upper level rooms and you will have an incredible ocean view. One thing that I loved about the rooms were the fireplaces, which came all set up with wood and pinecone starters, so with the flick of a match, anyone could have a fire going in no time. The staff is totally relaxed, and lets you have your included breakfast at any hour of the day, so if you party hard the night before, you can get up at 2pm if you want and call for your breakfast in bed.
There’s a ton of stuff to do in the Jose Ignacio area, such as surfing, kite surfing, horseback riding, and the hotel has nice Trek bikes that you can use for free. If you feel like lounging at the pool, the hotel library has tons of books, and piles and piles of magazines. In the summer the place will be packed out, so book way in advance.
For me winter was a great time to go…Jose Ignacio was dead, and I had amazing waves and the beaches literally all to myself, which was priceless. The place isn’t exactly the cheapest hotel you can find, but if you are worried about saving a few dollars, you probably should stay away from the Punta del Este area in general. All in all, I had a great time at this place, relaxed profoundly, and would definitely go back again.
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- Also Known As:
- La Posada Del Faro Hotel Jose Ignacio