Wedding And Honeymoon In Argentina & UruguayWords by Stacey Marcus
Calling all foodies, oenophiles, beach lovers and pleasure seekers looking for an eclectic honeymoon escape. We have the perfect itinerary to satisfy your senses. Think Napa Valley, Paris and the Hamptons with a South American twist.
Flying to South America is easy. “LATAM Airlines is known for award-winning service and an in-flight experience that brings the best of South America to the world from the minute they step on board,” says Pablo Chiozza, Senior Vice President, LATAM Airlines Group, USA, Canada and the Caribbean. “Flying to South America from the U.S. is easy as passengers are able to travel from our gateway cities including New York, Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles. Argentina is a great honeymoon choice with Buenos Aires often called the 'Paris of South America' with great Argentinian wines, ‘parrilla’ (Argentina’s unique grilled cuisine) and wide boulevards with charming cafés.”
The journey begins on a breathtaking vineyard in San Rafael, Mendoza where newlyweds can unwind amid endless acres of olive groves and fruit orchards while indulging in scrumptiously fresh cuisine and delicious wines. The vibe is relaxed and über friendly. “Located in the heart of Argentina’s wine country, boasting picturesque vistas and gorgeous weather, San Rafael, Mendoza is the ideal region for newlyweds seeking a romantic honeymoon in the countryside,” notes Scott Mathis, CEO & Chairman of Algodon Group. “At Algodon Wine Estates, couples can enjoy beautiful suites with private patios amongst the vineyards, award-winning wines, culinary innovations and endless choices of outdoor and resort activities. Couples may even fall in love with the opportunity to own a piece of the estate’s vineyard and have their very own custom wine label!”
The next stop is Buenos Aires, South America’s most romantic city, mixing old-world glamour with modern-day charm. “Situated in the chic Recoleta district, Algodon Mansion is the city’s only Relais & Châteaux property. “With just ten luxurious suites, the hotel provides an intimate honeymoon experience offering 24-hour private butler-service, a rooftop pool and spa, on-site tango lessons and plenty of Algodon’s private collection wine,” notes Mathis. Couples can enjoy a stroll down the lovely tree-lined streets, pop in and out of boutiques, galleries, cafés and restaurants or travel to any number of nearby neighborhoods, each rich in history and personality.
Our final stop is Punta del Este, Uruguay. “Punta del Este is the ideal destination for celebrating a wedding or romantic honeymoon,” says General Manager, John Iriondo of THE GRAND HOTEL. “The area features sprawling beaches, beautiful sunsets, gourmet restaurants with international fare, boat excursions, horseback riding on the beach and an exciting nightlife during the summertime. In addition, Gorriti Island, with its very own beach, is just a short boat ride from the coast and offers stunning views of the mainland and the surrounding Rió de la Plata.” THE GRAND HOTEL is a fabulous spot for couples to visit before returning back to reality. The first luxury hotel to open here in 15 years, THE GRAND HOTEL boasts 120 beautifully appointed rooms with many overlooking Brava Beach.
“We’re a little country with a big heart,” says Adriana Ruiz, a concierge at THE GRAND. And it’s that wonderful feeling that lingers.
Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Algodon Wine Estates (1st & 4th), Algodon Mansion (2nd & 3rd) and THE GRAND HOTEL (5th)
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