Argentina

Estancia La Bamba de Areco, San Antonio de Areco

Vast swathes of land where the traditions of the Gauchos live on, estancias offer an unmissable glimpse of Argentine culture and nowhere does it quite so well as Estancia La Bamba de Areco. Blending quintessential charm with a secluded location amid the Pampas, 11 rooms and suites dot immaculate polo grade lawns to form one of Argentina’s oldest colonial estancias whilst a sun-dappled pool and Relais & Chateaux worthy restaurant bring touches of modern luxury. Dusted off with a host of activities that take full advantage of the rugged beauty of the surrounding area, the result is an enchanting hideout, where the Gaucho lifestyle lives on in a luxurious new light.

Location

Whether horseback riding and mountain biking in the hills or enjoying a relaxing hot stone massage and a genteel game of bowls in the tranquil gardens, La Bamba offers authentic insight into life in the Pampas. Just a quick hour and a quarter drive north of Buenos Aires, you’ll go from tango in the streets to polo on the fields in no time.

Your Room

Estancia La Bamba de Areco is dotted with sunset-hued buildings amid vast verdant expanses, yet you’ll find just 11 rooms and suites leaving you to feel as if you have a whole estancia to call your own. Honouring traditional estancia style, rooms are clad with dark wooden floors and antique colonial furniture but brought up to date in a juxtaposition of local textiles with modern art. Named after famous polo horses, the rooms at La Bamba have a transporting sense of magic that, without the distraction of TVs and telephones, you’ll have no reason to return from.

Why we like it

Estancia by name, estancia by nature. At La Bamba, you truly do get the authentic estancia experience with the property also home to an international polo team whom you can catch in action during the Argentine polo season between September and December. Elsewhere, the old stables of La Pulperia have now been transformed into relaxing spaces, perfect for nursing a glass of Malbec, but thoughtful touches such as vintage photos and touches of leather and silver remain to keep Gaucho history alive.

Other Argentina Hotels

Villa Beluno, Bariloche

Down a winding alpine road, perched on a precipice overlooking the iridescent waters of Nahuel Huapi Lake, you'll find Villa Beluno. Caught somewhere between escapism…
View hotel

Grace Cafayate, Calchaquí Valley

For remarkable scenery, world-class wine and no shortage of discoveries, look no further than Grace Cafayate. Within the Calchaquí Valley of northwestern Argentina, this boutique…
View hotel

Estancia Peuma Hué, Bariloche

Start your Patagonian adventure and experience the wild outdoors at Estancia Peuma Hué. Translating as ‘the place of dreams’, this rustic hotel and eco-lodge set…
View hotel

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires

Wandering the streets of Buenos Aires’ chic Recoleta neighbourhood you’ll come across a grand white palace that wouldn’t look amiss in the heart of Paris…
View hotel

Awasi Iguazú

Close your eyes at Awasi Iguazú and listen. The only sound you'll hear is a cacophony of birdsong, as 400 different species of birds chorus…
View hotel

“Many companies brag about offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences. But with Black Tomato it’s not hyperbole”

“Black Tomato are one of the coolest things in the world. Don’t even try and live without them”

“Black Tomato is a super innovative company where the sky is the limit for their clients”

“Black Tomato prides itself on meeting customers every minor need or desires”

“Black Tomato is the choice provider of mind-expanding vacations”