As you approach Jose Ignacio you will see a body of water on your left. Laguna Jose Ignacio is 8 km wide but quite shallow.A narrow sandbar seperates it from the Atlantic Ocean. After strong storms the lake is connected to the sea. It attracts a large variety of water fowl and is worth a stop.We didn't see many species when we were there but the...more
The Faro de José Ignacio was built in 1877 in order to avoid shipwrecks in that area. The company in charge of controlling it was Costa y Cia. Nowadays it still serves as a lighthouse, and you can also visit it during the day. It has 121 steps you have to climb to get to the top. From there there's a great view of the town and the sea.more
Possibly the best restaurant I have dined at in South America. I have been visiting South America for 15 years and the food was simply delicious. Located in the Sand and Forest in Arenas of Jose Ignacio, the restaurant is a charming mix of chic and rustic. Wonderful music and excellent staff, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting...more
Most restaurants close after the summer season but we found Lucy's open for lunch and it was a gem. There is inside seating or you can dine on the patio. The waitress was very friendly and spoke a few words of english.I highly recommend eating here if you are ever in this area. First off we were served a basket of homemade bread with the...more
To get to Jose Ignacio we just went out to Route 10 in La Barra, waited until the bus came that said "Jose Ignacio," flagged it down, got on and told the driver where we were going and he gave us the fare. We paid in cash on the bus. The busride took about 15-20 minutes. We arrived in Jose Ignacio at around 11am, but the bus did not come back until...more
Jose Ignacio is surrounded by lagoons, making it a paradise for birdwatchers. The streets are even named for local birds.
You can see and hear the Right Whales,off shore, from March through October.