I think most people have a bucket list of places around the world they dream of exploring. I’ve been so fortunate to visit some beautiful places, but there are still many sights I’d love to see in person. Once such place is Uruguay.
Uruguay may not be an obvious choice, or even a spot on the map most people can immediately point out. When you think of South American destinations, it’s probably not the first place that comes to mind. However, for me Uruguay seems like such an interesting combination of development and wildness. Its rolling plains and low hill ranges form a striking geography completely independent of the beautiful coastline.
The appeal of Uruguay for me lies in the contrast between the wild beauty of the landscape and the architectural lines of places like Fasano Las Piedras in Punta Del Este. This is an experience I would love to have, walking up through this dramatic greenery with the clean lines of the modern buildings that still manage to look like an organic part of the area. There’s no commercialized clutter, just this stunning architecture among a rugged landscape.
Fasano Las Piedras is a luxurious estate comprised of 32 bungalows designed by renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld. Weinfeld combines natural materials and sophisticated textures, weaving together the sensual and the severe. His modern style has produced an artistically beautiful environment at Fasano Las Piedras. Almost all of the color comes from the surrounding plants, a perfectly landscaped area that still feels casual and true Uruguay’s unique beauty. It seems perfectly fitting that this resort is comprised of private bungalows instead of traditional hotel suites. The privacy and isolation of the bungalows simply reinforces the dwarfing effect of Uruguay’s sweeping skies.
What’s the most unusual travel destination on your bucket list?