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Estancia la Bamba de Areco

An excellent estancia in the gaucho heartland

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Estancia la Bamba de Areco - main house
Estancia la Bamba de Areco - main house

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Estancia la Bamba de Areco is one of the oldest and still most famous Estancias that is left in the Pampas region outside of Buenos Aires. Where many of the traditional working ranches of this region have faded into the annals of history, La Bamba has successfully managed to re-invent itself into being one of the very top properties in the region if not in Argentina. Featuring a nod to the history of the area as well as polo and relaxation, they have successfully managed to create something special!


Situated just a stone’s throw from the historical town of San Antonio de Areco, La Bamba is located in the very heart of Guacho territory and was until the late 70s still a working ranch. This region provides a welcome escape from the bustle of Buenos Aires and so can be used at both the start and the end of an itinerary to give a bit of tranquillity and culture.


Renovated entirely in 2009, the La Bamba of today is a vast jump from the traditional working ranches of the past and so you can expect to have every luxury in your room with a simple but earthy colour palate and rich, dark woods used throughout. As with many of the estancias of the region, the onus here is on peace and retreat and so the normaly features of a busy city hotel are not present such as plasma tvs or telephone connections.


Architecturally the building is centered around the main watch tower and the courtyard at the front and the sweeping lawns and u shaped bedroom layout at the back, looking out to the plains beyond. The style is very simple but provides an intimacy at the same time.


Estancia La Bamba is one of the most “feature-laden” of all the estancias with a superb swimming pool, access to the history and culture of the nearby San Antonio, a hot stone massage, riding, biking and the potential to have a game of polo make sure that if you want to be active it is also possible.

Great location, excellent food and service, range of activities


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