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The good value Posada del Faro is one of our favourite hotels in Jose Ignacio, tucked away behind the lovely (and relatively quiet) Playa Mansa.
There are just 15 en suite rooms with white walls and exposed beams and at the guesthouse itself, and another four bigger 'privados' rooms with big terraces on the other side of the hotel from the beach that are perfect for honeymooners.
There is a low key but tasteful lounge area where guests can enjoy breakfast, although the charming staff will set up breakfast pretty much anywhere for guests. Lunch and supper are available at the hotel's beach club in summer but otherwise the many restaurants of Jose Ignacio are within easy reach.
Activities include lazing around by the pool or at the beach club for some serious people watching. Proper activities include surfing, riding and sailing, all of which can arranged using local outfits.
Why we love it
This being Uruguay, even the smallest guesthouse has to have it's own trendy beach club, and Posado del Faro is no exception, with one of the best on the beach at Playa Mansa.