Las CárcavasExclusive ocean front lots close to José Ignacio
Ranch lots & bungalows
The real estate at Las Cárcavas includes twenty-four ranch-style lots—known locally as chacras—, each on approximately two acres. Ocean-front plots are available (lots right on the ocean are a rare find in Uruguay). Residences will follow certain pre-established architectural guidelines (something that’s not necessarily a given in this part of the world) to ensure harmony with the natural surroundings.
Designed by the renowned Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, sixteen luxury bungalows are for sale. The bungalows are designed for privacy and appreciation of nature. They are spacious—over two thousand feet square—with woodland views, a large open-plan living room and kitchen, two large ensuite bedrooms and an inner courtyard with grill. Each bungalow will be delivered fully finished and equipped under the turnkey mode.
- Beach clubhouse with a pool
- Ocean-front sundeck
- Restaurant and beach bar (during the summer season)
- Woodland grill area
- Natural grass tennis court surrounded by acacias
- An onsite ‘casero’—or groundsman—who’s been taking care of the property from the days when it was an estancia (a real plus).
The landscaping of Las Cárcavas was one of the last projects by British landscape designer, the late John Brookes. Brookes, together with Argentines Barzi and Casares, based their design on the preservation of the natural environment and sustainability, prioritising low-maintenance local species, the responsible use of water and encouraging the native fauna.
The ‘cárcavas’—small gullies formed by water erosion over 140,000 years ago which give this part of the coast a mini lunar landscape look—are carefully respected.
What’s close by
- Las Cárcavas is only 15 minutes away from the world famous but still low-key beach town of José Ignacio and home to the famous La Huella restaurant
- 50 minutes to Punta del Este International Airport
- The unspoiled Laguna de Rocha, a UNESCO biosphere
- Uruguay’s best beaches including the Santa Teresa national park with its colonial fort
- Cabo Polonio Untouched natural beauty and wildlife sanctuary
- The tiny art town of Pueblo Garzón, home to the world-famous winery & Francis Mallmann’s restaurant
- Punta del Este often referred to as South America’s San Tropez
Learn more about Las Cárcavas
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