(does not include Montevideo or Punta del Este)
●Four Seasons – Ruta 21, km 262; 011-598-542-9000 or 800-819-5053; fourseasons.com; bungalows with cathedral ceilings, private gardens, and outdoor showers; exceedingly elegant; nestled amid eucalyptus and pine, by Rio de la Plata; pan-Asia spa and dining; riding; and scenic river bank all await.
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
●Estancia Tierra Santa – Costa de las Vacas (Carmelo); 011-598-0540-2331; estanciatierrasanta.com; 3 suites inside renovated colonial manor, all with wood-burning fireplaces and outdoor terraces.
●La Vigna – Route 51, km 120; (Colonia Valdense, at Playa Fomento); winehotelscollection.com/lavigna; winery that also provides 5 rooms in 1800s Italianate villa.
Sights & Sites
●Puerto Camacho Marina – Carmelo; includes stone-walled chapel, food shop, and restaurant (Basta Pedro).
●Alium – Plaza of Pueblo Garzon; 011-598-4410-2717; alium.com.uy; gaucho-wear & home products, artisan produced.