|Casapueblo in Punta Balleta|
The Casapueblo isn't so much a hotel as it is a giant scuplture within which you can rent a room. It's more art installation than hotel. While it most definitely appears to be somewhat Gaudi inspired, in my amateur opinion, it is the work of Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró. The architecture is supposed to resemble the mud nests of the local "hornero" bird.
|The view from the water's edge|
|Perched on the cliffs|
In keeping with the artsy-quirkiness, the rooms don't have numbers. They have names. I am staying in the "Anzuelos" room, designated by the picture tiles above the door:
|Mi cuarto es los "Anzuelos"|
I like "Anzuelos" better.
In keeping with the theme, the room is gleaming white:
|Inside the "Anzuelos" room|
|My view from my balcony in mi "Anzuelos" cuarto|
The place is amazing. And it's also somewhat of a maze. The corridors are not straight, logically arranged. Each floor isn't even all on one floor.
|Steps down to the pool|
|The view of the top level pool|
|Near the restaurant area|
|Hang glider over the Casapueblo|
|Hang gliders (plural) over the Casapueblo|