We’ve added two new and notable hotels to our reviews of luxury hotels in Uruguay, both run by the same company. Estacia Vik and Playa Vik are welcome additions to the beautiful coastal region of Uruguay, up the road from Punta del Este in José Ignacio.

This part of the coast is less crowded and you certainly won’t feel hemmed-in at Estancia Vik, which opened in 2009. The ranch hotel sits on 4,000 acres and you can ride horses, hike the hills, go canoeing, or catch a ride to the beach a few minutes away. There are only 12 guest rooms here, all decorated by a noted local artist, and the cuisine—with many ingredients coming from the working farm—is getting high marks. Read the full review of Estacia Vik.

Sister property Playa Vik opened this year and is even more dramatic, with bold lines and art work from the likes of Zaha Hadid and James Turrell. Once again, you won’t have to fight for a deck chair beside the infinity pool.

“The property’s six casas are divided into several sizes, ranging from two to three bedrooms in size. Each casa is distinct in layout and design, but the décor is consistently contemporary, and they all have a fireplace, original artwork and hand-painted floors.”

Read the full review of Playa Vik in Uruguay.