La Bamba de Areco allows guests to experience the heritage of Gaucho life alongside the sophistication of Polo in one place. Located just over an hour from Buenos Aires in Argentina’s Pampas countryside, La Bama de Areco offers travelers an authentic experience. One of the oldest estancias in the country, it was recently renovated as a boutique hotel.
The property is in a park off the El Camino Real (the road to the north). Here, guests can watch a Polo match, ride horses, take a carriage ride, lay by the pool, go mountain biking, learn about Gaucho life, go fly-fishing or have a massage. The outdoor dining room served Argentinian cuisine, including mate tasting and a traditional asado (Argentine barbeque).
Guests arrive at the property via an avenue of plane trees off of a dirt road. La Bamba de Areco offers rooms and suites spread throughout three buildings, with several reception rooms, dining room, library, bar, billiards room, massage room and a boutique where local artwork and leather and silver goods are sold. The 11 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites are furnished with colonial furniture, dark wood floors and South American art. Each room has been named after a famous polo pony and all have views of the countryside. No phones or televisions are in guest rooms in order to preserve the atmosphere.