The second option, and by far the best for short stays, is to fly from BA to Punta del Este. Then your hotel can arrange your transfer to José Ignacio ( 40mn / 70 USD ). Several airlines do fly to « Punta » from the BA city airport. Our recommendation is to go for PLUNA . Count on average 200 USD for round trip. Be aware Pluna will charge you with 20 USD per luggage ( 10 USD should you check in online ) and you will have to pay the aiport tax when returning from Uruguay which amounts to 31USD.
Punta del Este area, and in particular José Ignacio, are not cheap places where to stay during the December – January summer peak season. Our recommendation is to travel there in March. You will enjoy fantastic weather, hot water, empty beaches and much more affordable pricing.
That was to cover the practical part about « how to get there ». As this is done, let me tell you one thing : Uruguay is a fantastic place to discover. Very friendly and service oriented people, much preserved sea and country sides, excellent food and more to discover in the upcoming posts.
We had a great time. Hope you will too Reading our story. Enjoy !