• Its delightfully rural setting with herds of black Angus cattle and lots of great activities on offer.
  • The traditional gaucho cuisine, matched with Argentinian wines at lunch and dinner.
  • The pony stables and professional polo matches played on the grounds.

Although just two hours from Buenos Aires, Estancia La Bamba is a world away from the city bustle. Here, pampas grass stretches in endless fields as you enjoy the gaucho life with asado barbecues, horse rides and the estancia’s historic charms. The Pampas is the land of the gauchos – the Argentinian cowboys that work their country’s sweeping grasslands with great herds of cattle. It’s a traditional way of life that lives on in La Bamba de Areco; dating back to 1830, it’s one of the country’s oldest estancias. There’s even a guard tower, which originally served to fend off native attacks. Introductions are made on its long drive, lined with century-old plane trees before you reach the master house. Combining colonial sensibilities with rustic charm, it’s all exposed beams and painted colonnades. 

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It’s an aesthetic that continues into the rooms. Here, antique furniture, dark wooden floors and carefully chosen artwork combine in an understated elegance as shuttered windows look over the estancia’s park, patios and polo fields where professional games are often held. King-sized beds and fine Egyptian linen round off the amenities. 

And, to match its near 200-year-history, you can immerse yourself in gaucho life with the range of activities on offer. The stable of horses is always open for rides, hiking and biking trails head out into the pampas, the lake is ideal for fly fishing and carriage rides recall the whimsy of yesteryear. Or, simply relax by the pool or book on to a spa treatment before having a go at Argentine bowls.

After working up an appetite, make your way to the estancia’s restaurant where asado barbecues are the daily staple. Prime beef cuts are expertly grilled, accompanied by chorizo and freshly baked sweetbreads as full-bodied Argentine reds provide the liquid refreshment. 


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