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Bahía Vik, José Ignacio, Uruguay

Jet-setters flocking to José Ignacio for the short, swank social season have a third Vik Retreat to try. Bahía Vik is now open. Why Go: During January and February, the tiny Uruguayan beach town of José Ignacio welcomes the rich and famous. An alternative to staying among the high-rises of the nearby resort city of Punta de Este, the outpost welcomes visitors down dirt roads to stylish boutique hotels and family-owned restaurants. Applauding at polo matches is a popular pastime, as are browsing one-off shops,…

URUGUAY and CHILE least corrupt countries in Latam region

Uruguay retains the lowest level of public sector corruption in Latin America, shortly followed by Chile. The Transparency International (TI) published a report last week. In its annual Corruption Perception Index (CPI) which is based on expert evaluation of public section corruption, the NGO ranked Uruguay 19th out of the 177 countries assessed, whilst Chile followed closely at 22nd. “ URUGUAY and CHILE  score higher than other countries in the region. In general what we see is that countries that score…

Uruguay continues to impress as yet again named one of best holiday destinations

Uruguay is one of the nine locations chosen by a panel of experts to enjoy the holidays amongst places such as England, Myanmar, The Maya Riviera, Chicago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean , the Netherlands, the Atlantic Coast of Canada and Orlando in 2012. It is clearly living up to it’s name as this year is was named in the Italian fashion Elle as the ‘New VIP Paradise’. The U.S. chain CNN, who ranked the locations, sought the opinions of the travel specialists: Robert Reid, editor of…