Perhaps you are from that group of people who is not very attracted by the hectic life of downtown Punta del Este or the exclusive glamor of La Barra.
If your thing is to relax in a super quiet but equally beautiful place, José Ignacio is for you. And these are the things you cannot stop doing when you visit:
1- VISIT THE LIGHTHOUSE OF JOSÉ IGNACIO
Being the quintessential postcard of this eastern corner, the picturesque José Ignacio lighthouse offers you a panoramic view from its circular balcony.
You can take the photos without the need of a filter or if you prefer, you can put the camera away, relax and just enjoy the view.
2- SPEND A DAY AT THE BEACH IN LA BRAVA
Heading east of the lighthouse you will find a long, curving beach, usually visited by people who enjoy the tranquility in the sun.
Although the beach has a Parador, you can also take some snacks, something to protect yourself from the sun and spend the whole day by the sea. Tempting, right?
3- HAVE A COFFEE IN “LA PLAZA”
A good option to start the day in the best way before running aground at Playa Brava is to have breakfast at the cozy and at the same time elegant Café “La Plaza”.
It can also be an ideal option to close the afternoon having the richest coffee coffee accompanied by some delicacy that La Plaza offers. The option of a mid-morning Brunch is also very tempting.
4- PRACTICE SURFING IN LA BARRA
If you have the profile of a tourist open to new adventures or you are already a lover of surfing, La Barra It offers you, just 10 minutes from the center of Punta, quality waves and shops so you can rent the necessary equipment.
You also have the option of taking a surf class at the local surf school that operates in high season. If you still have not decided to try, the surfer air that runs through the town will inspire you to put on a wetsuit and paddle towards the peak to greet the locals.
5- RELAX ON THE SHORES OF LAGUNA DE JOSÉ IGNACIO
This lagoon offers the tranquility that you were looking for when leaving the city. Whether you want to swim in the lagoon, rent a bike or go horseback riding, this place offers the activities you need to relax and enjoy your days off both as a couple and as a family.
We recommend you go without a watch, with the idea of having a good time and enjoying a picnic on the shores of the lagoon between walks and activities.
6- SPEND AN AFTERNOON IN SPRINGS
A short distance from José Ignacio and with a little more movement, is the “so fashionable” Manantiales. Although it is not as developed an area as La Barra, has fashionable restaurants and the beach of the moment: Bikinis.
This beach knows how to give its good shows in season, parties at sunset, music by DJs and fashion shows, among others. If you are looking to change the calm air of José Ignacio a bit for an afternoon, Manantiales is the place.
7- DINNER AT THE PARADOR “LA HUELLA”
To close an unforgettable day, you cannot miss the famous “La Huella” Restaurant. Recognized as the best restaurant in the city, you can sit down to taste a fresh seafood dish, a delicious grilled octopus and a host of traditional dishes that are crowned with the best signature desserts.
The relaxed atmosphere and the dream menu will make you return to this destination. All that is good.