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Estancia El Balcon del Abra

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This cosy estancia is nestled amidst the hills of Lavelleja offering unique landscapes, wholesome comfort and the charm of a small posada. 

Rediscovering nature, history and rural tourism of Uruguay is the main concept of this characterful posada; relax and take in the beauty of the surrounding wildlife. With only 8 rooms El Balcon has a cosy and familial feel. Step out from the main house straight onto wonderful hiking trails or go horseback riding through the mountains with the option of finishing up at the caves of Salamanca. Alternatively, there is also fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and golf on offer. Back at the estancia find a deck chair to sit and enjoy the spectacular views or explore the gardens which create stunning floral perfumes during the flowering season. At the restaurant hearty food is available with most of the ingredients coming from the organic garden with drinks available and the opportunity to try Uruguayan wine.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Estancia El Charabon was a highlight. Also the beaches and countryside east of José Ignacio.

    NB, Guildford
  • Loved the Vendimia festival whilst we were at the Narbona. This event was brilliant - we had a lot of memories to take home.

    KB, Leeds
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Our Expert's Opinion

Uruguay's rural estancias feel like worlds away from the more populated coastal regions. Try to spare at least a couple of days to go inland and experience a different pace of life.

Ben
Ben Line Travel Expert Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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  • Juliet
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Millie
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Sophie
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Alex
    Alex Walker - Travel Expert

    A globetrotter since her childhood, Alex spent a year studying abroad in Guadalajara and has returned to Latin America countless times since then.

  • Ben
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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