The June 2012 Hideaway Report focuses on my recent visits to Uruguay and Nicaragua. With the opening of several dramatic new hotels in and around the small, strikingly beautiful Atlantic beach town of José Ignacio, Uruguay has emerged as a discreetly glamorous destination. A simple, sand-in-your-shoes kind of place where everyone gets around on bicycles, José Ignacio offers a complete contrast to the flashier, Miami Beach-like style of nearby Punta del Este. And in Nicaragua, I was favorably impressed with the chic and contemporary Jicaro Island Ecolodge, located on a private island 15 minutes from the vibrant colonial city of Granada. Please click the image above to enjoy the issue! -A.H.