Sitting on a large estate, which includes two of Argentina's best polo fields, Estancia La Bamba Areco is one of the country's oldest estancias and has recently been transformed into a boutique hotel. This property is steeped in history and gaucho traditions and exudes the welcoming feel of a private home. Eleven rooms and suites have been beautifully decorated with antique furniture, local textiles and contemporary pieces of art. The rooms, each named after a famous polo horse, have glorious views out over the parkland, shaded terraces, pampa or polo fields. There is much to do during a stay at La Bamba. Ride out on a horse or carriage, or perhaps swap four legs for two and explore the grounds by mountain bike. One of the country's oldest towns, San Antonio de Areco, is only 13km away, and is worth a visit to wander its pretty, colonial streets. Make the most of lazier moments by La Bamba's refreshing outdoor pool.
The estancia serves as a base for the international polo team, bearing its name, so during polo season, you may be able to watch a match or observe daily practice sessions. Enjoy the company of fellow guests over a pre-dinner cocktail, before eating together. The asado (barbecue) is at the heart of your dining experience. Expect to find a variety of steaks grilled to perfection, washed down with fine Argentinean wine.
Families with children over 12
Horse-drawn carriage excursions
Mountain biking excursions
Hot stone massage
Large outdoor swimming pool
Pilates, yoga and fitness classes
Things to do nearby
Tours of the small town of San Antonio de Areco nearby, home to the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum and a handful of traditional artisans to visit
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