"Beautiful people and birds" Josť Ignacio by kyoub

Josť Ignacio Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 28 photos

The beach

Jose Ignacio is 18km up the coast from Punta del Este. It still has a
small village atmosphere. People come here to relax on the beach, visit the lighthouse, and to look for birds in the lagoon. We went there to do some birdwatching but first of all we had to visit the lighthouse.


My hubby has never seen a lighthouse that he didn't have to climb. Jose Ignacio lighthouse was a must for him. I enjoyed the view on the ground.


Faro Punta Jose Ignacio is a must see. Located at the tip of the peninsula of Jose Ignacio. It was built in 1877 and is 32.5 meters high.

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  • Pros:Beautiful
  • In a nutshell:People and birds love it here
  • Last visit to Josť Ignacio: Mar 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    What a lovely place to relax at. Excellent page Kay!

    • kyoub's Profile Photo
      Aug 19, 2013 at 5:46 AM

      Yes, it is a great place to relax and eat.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Love the beaches, looks like you had fun here ;-)

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Lovely beach, and the restaurant sounds great - curried fish, yummm :)

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2008 at 4:48 AM

    looks like a plesant enough place

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    This is a very pretty area--the beach and whitewashed houses...Khalil must have had a wonderful view from atop the Lighthouse!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2008 at 5:44 AM

    A lovely beachside town, and I really like the lighthouse with free admission. Nice photos!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM

    I too love lighthouses and have climbed to the top of a few = beautiful blue skies & lovely beaches!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 8:30 PM

    What a lovely location. So pristine.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Apr 13, 2008 at 7:53 AM

    I love lighthouses myself, so I don't blame your husband for wanting to climb it! It is a beautiful specimen I must say! It must have been very nice to relax in this quiet little community by the sea.


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