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Uruguay’s Punta del Este has long been a glamorous jet-set destination. But the country also boasts a decidedly laid-back, rustic-chic beach scene.

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A beach in José Ignacio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Paper-lantern lighting. Courtesy of Al fin y al Cabo.

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Alan Faena in his house, José Ignacio. Photograph by Todd Eberle.

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The barbecue room in Estancia Vik José Ignacio. Courtesy of Vik Retreats.

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The beach at José Ignacio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Diego Sanchez in La Pedrera. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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The pool at Playa Vik José Ignacio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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A house on a back road of José Ignacio.

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The road to José Ignacio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Faena’s garden. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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The bar in La Caracola restaurant, José Ignacio. Courtesy of Parador La Huella.

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A roadside signpost. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Entrance to Al Fin y al Cabo. Courtesy of Al fin y al Cabo.

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Al Fin y al Cabo, Cabo Polonio. Courtesy of Al fin y al Cabo.

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San Antonio beach, near La Pedrera. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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A house near José Ignacio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Yoga teacher Isabella Channing in José Ignacio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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A view of Cabo Polonio from the lighthouse. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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A house in Cabo Polonio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Sunset in La Pedrera. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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A rocky beach in La Pedrera. Photograph by Jade SivoRi.

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An ocean view, Cabo Polonio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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Cabo Polonio homes and lighthouse. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.

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A sign in Cabo Polonio. © Dosfotos Dosfotos/Design Pics/Corbis.

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A horse in Cabo Polonio. Photograph by Marcelo Gomes.