The contemporary colonial-style mansion on 4000 acres 20km from the ocean isn’t exactly what you expect from a high-end Uruguayan ranch. It’s rather a showcase for innovative interior design. Every room of the 12 suites in Estancia Vik was designed by a different Uruguayan or international artist. The estancia is very eco-friendly and the food comes straight from the organic garden. Estancia Vik could symbolize the future of high-end South American estancias. Rooms start at US$600 a night.