José Ignacio & beyond
A mere 10 minute walk from Posada Ayana, our local film festival screens a delightful selection on the beach. Ask us to secure your tickets.
More than 50 Uruguayan and international artists take over the rural town of Garzon for talks, installations, performances and more.
Contemporary Art museum by renowned Uruguayan artist, Pablo Atchugarry. MACA features his magnificent sculptures, private collection as well as special exhibitions and is surrounded by a beautiful sculpture park.
Stroll from Posada Ayana into a luscious lunch buffet. Beautifully presented and lots of choices every day by chef Fernando Trocca.
A locally adored beach restaurant in the dunes of Playa Brava. It’s a short walk away and serves fresh sushi (exclusively made with local fish) by Coco and delicious brick oven pizzas.
A cozy and rustic local gem serving organic and fresh food for any day of the week.
Strap into a double decker 4x4 for vistas straight out of Mad Max, travelling to the remarkable town of Cabo Polonio. Its community lives entirely off-grid, and the lighthouse is the perfect place to spot sea lions.
Head for the town to find the restaurant by the same name run by Francis Mallman - famed for cooking with flames. He also hosts “7 Fires” dinners at his estate - ask us to book you a seat at his table.
On a Saturday, visit Feria de Antigüedades for chic antiques, bric-a-brac and good vibes. On a Sunday head to Tristán Narvaja street market for artisan craftware, vintage clothes and street food.
As a family of art lovers, we’ve often come across the works by James Turrell. Every time they transported us to another world through the power of light. Turrell combines natural and artificial light in his Skyspaces, creating a unique and magical sensorial experience. It’s incredibly difficult to describe, you really need to experience it for yourself.
We’re beyond excited to soon be able to share his work with the town of Jose Ignacio and all visitors. It will be the first free-standing Skyspace in South America. We’ve always been utterly captivated by the skies in Jose Ignacio, which will be even more magnificent through the Skyspace.
James Turrell was born a son of Quakers in Los Angeles, 1943. He currently lives in Arizona.