Luxury holidays in José Ignacio

Find understated, off-the-radar charm in the rustic town of José Ignacio and the boho-esque beaches along its peninsula. Delicious seafood, uncrowded sands and excellent surf await, but there’s no rush: José Ignacio is known for its warm, relaxed pace. Free spirits will flourish here; and full-steam-ahead types will find themselves slowing down – that’s the charm of Uruguay’s hippest beach town.

When to go

José Ignacio is at its hottest and busiest in the height of summer (December– February). Experience the town and beaches at their most laid-back in the off-season months of March to November.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Punta del Este International Airport is around an hour from José Ignacio. The little airport mainly handles flights around South America, so if you’re travelling from further afield, you’ll likely fly into Buenos Aires first and grab a connection. Alternatively, fly into Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco – the drive to José Ignacio takes just under two hours.
  • Automobiles

    José Ignacio is small, but a car certainly comes in handy for exploring the peninsula, especially as taxis can be scarce. Pick up a hire at Punta del Este airport.