Departure's MagazineSeptember 2009
Uruguay’s Gaucho Country
"The countryside town of Garzon and the fishing villages around the always fashionable José Ignacio are where it’s at now."
"Except during the weeks surrounding Christmas and New Year’s—when all of beautiful South America seems to descend on the country’s Atlantic beaches— Uruguay is the picture of order and quiet. These days, even during those busy times, the smart set has moved on from Punta del Este to calmer spots. First it was the fishing village of La Barra, 15 minutes north, and then José Ignacio another 15 minutes beyond. And now the still-simple towns of La Pedrera and Punta del Diablo, farther up the coast by about an hour’s drive, are poised for their moment."