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Continuing east along the coast are several quiet fishing villages (such as José Ignacio and La Pedrera) which in season (December to March) attract many visitors to their pristine beaches. The beautiful province of Rocha has emerald shores and a network of lagoons. At its northernmost point, Chuy is a curious town straddling the border with Brazil, where the locals speak a mix of Spanish and Portuguese.

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    Casa Anna

    Country hotel - Pueblo Garzon
    A charming small hotel set in beautiful grounds in the small village of Garzon. The 1920's colonial house had been beautifully refurbished, maintaining the original architecture but with modern touches and amenities. There is a lovely swimming pool within the gardens and also a star gazing observatory. Both the food and service are first class.
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    Estancia El Charabón

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    Estancia/Ranch - Rocha
    A lovely family run property in a rural area about 80km east of Punta del Este, near the Atlantic coast, and surrounded by the sierras (hills) of Rocha, ravines, native grasslands and rolling meadows. The 950 hectare working farm attracts a variety of wildlife, for its natural woodland. There is a lovely outside terrace where tea is served, a restaurant and BBQ area, and outdoor swimming pool.
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    Estancia Vik

    Estancia/Ranch - near José Ignacio
    A unique estancia surrounded by countryside and roaming cattle. The living area is full of all things Uruguayan with an interesting painted ceiling, two large stone fireplaces and huge hanging stones. There is an outside pool with lovely views to the countryside.
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    Playa Vik

    Beach hotel - José Ignacio
    This small boutique beachfront hotel has been designed in a modern and minimalist style. The main building has a bar, reception with concierge service and gym. The swimming pool overlooks the sea and has decking and loungers.
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    Posada del Faro

    Inn/Posada - José Ignacio
    A small and cosy posada a few minutes walk from the beach and a little further into town. The posada has a living area, dining room, and library/TV room. Outside is a pool and deck with plenty of chairs and shade. There are bikes to borrow and golf carts to hire. They offer a beach service too.
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    Pueblo Barrancas

    Beach hotel - La Pedrera
    An unusual hotel boasting Uruguay's first Glamping facilities. There are two sections, the first of which comprises of 10 cabins that are sporadically perched on stilts amongst the dunes. The other half consists of military tents and yurts on raised wooden platforms so as to minimise the impact on the landscape. There is an organic vegetable garden and a small pool alongside the outdoor restaurant. The beach is moments from the accommodation and is complemented by a well stocked beach bar.

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