We asked Maximilano Burgos, Front Office Assistant Manager in charge of Concierges at Four Seasons Resort Carmelo, to gather the savviest sight-seeing suggestions he could find—not just his own, but also those of other local connoisseurs, including some he works with every day at the Resort. Located on the Uruguayan shore of the Río de la Plata and just a short trip from Buenos Aires, Carmelo is an ideal place to unwind in a quiet world of cobblestone streets, bicycles and horses, and wineries.
Saddle up a Criollo steed to go horseback riding through the rolling grasslands that surround the Resort’s lakeside golf course. Reward yourself with a glass of chilled Tannat, served with herb-encrusted fiambres (cold cuts), at Finca Narbona, just five minutes away at Tierra de Caballos.
Whooping It Up
Learn to tell bombachas from boleadoras (clue: one is an item of clothing, the other used for catching livestock) under the guidance of our traditional gaucho, whose way of life harks back to the cattle-herding days of Uruguayan lore.
Journey Into History
Step back to the days of sieges, raids and naval expeditions at Colonia del Sacramento, a former Portuguese enclave, whose wooden drawbridge, cobbled backstreets, elaborate basilicas and stone-built colonial buildings were awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO for their historical value.
A Sundowner Moment
Sip a Carmelo Mojito at sunset as the last rays of the southern sun caress wildlife-rich wetlands at the Gazebo, a private dining area where fresh organic produce is barbecued al fresco beside the Río de la Plata shoreline.