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WEEKEND IN GARZON

Pueblo Garzon is a rural sleepy village located southeast of Uruguay about 40km from the beaches of Jose Ignacio and one hour from Punta del Este. The village belongs to the Municipality of Garzon, which also includes Jose Ignacio and Laguna Garzon and where you can see the most beautiful landscapes of the area, a landscape of rolling hills, green meadows, olive trees and vineyards, spotted with sheep and grazing cows. It’s a pleasure to drive off the beaten path and discover villages, vineyards and wineries.

STAY

Posada Mosaico  A wonderful retreat amidst the countryside, halfway between Jose Ignacio and Pueblo Garzon, a great place to set base and discover the surroundings.

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A room with a view at Posada Mosaico

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El Garzon Hotel y Restaurant  An upscale choice in the area

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EAT

Bodega Garzon Restaurante  A restaurant with privileged views, great wines and good menu of traditional dishes

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El Molino

The restaurant, on the corner of the town square of Pueblo Garzon, offers simple food in a nice environment.  Is not always open, so you should find out and make a reservation, cell phone 094540014

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Restaurant El Garzon

This hotel&restaurant is probably the most famous in the area because of the international significance of one of its owners, the chef Francis Mallmann.  Very good food on the expensive side, worth a try if you can afford it.  Open daily for the summer season, in winter you should call before you go.  +598 4410 2811

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SEE

From the seaside village of Jose Ignacio and its great beaches to the peaceful landscapes of the rural Garzon area, there is plenty to explore and visit.

Jose Ignacio  The laid back village of Jose Ignacio is 40 kilometers from Punta del Este, at kilometer 182 of Route No. 10, a magical and privileged corner of the Uruguayan Atlantic coast.

Bodega Garzon  A marvel in the middle of the rolling hills of rural Garzon, the winery is definitely a place you must visit.

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Colinas de Garzon

Tour the olive tree plantations and taste the extra virgin olive oils and wines, accompanied by the house cheese selection and home- made bread.

Pueblo Garzon

The small village of 200 inhabitants in the middle of the countryside, east on the border of the department of Rocha and 42 kilometers from the seaside town of Jose Ignacio, was founded in 1892 and seemed destined to abandonment as many other after the disappearance of the railroad that gave life to the area. Today it is a tourist pole due to the beauty of the landscape and the tranquility and rural atmosphere. Not much to do in town, there are two or three restaurants, one hotel, a police station, a church, a school, the main square in the middle of the village, sleepy dogs and little else.  But that is precisely what thrills people tired of  stress to choose this place to spend a few days or just moved by curiosity come by to see what is all this fuss about.

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img_4272Occasionally the crow of a rooster disturbs the silence

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