La Bamba de Areco
Gaucho style and heritage granduer
La Bamba de Areco is one of the famed San Antonio de Areco estancias, built nearly 200 years ago as a post house on the Camino Real (Royal Road) leading from Buenos Aires to northern Argentina. It has been declared a “place of historical importance” by the Municipality of San Antonio de Areco, a town absorbed in the gaucho tradition, and many well known Argentine rulers, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, writers and artists have stayed here. Today, the estancia stands as a beautiful, carefully restored retreat just a couple of hours from Buenos Aires.
Located at the end of an avenue lined with century-old plane trees, the master house at La Bamba is built around the main courtyard, with a well-endowed library in the guard tower and a panoramic gallery opening onto the park. The eleven rooms and suites at La Bamba blend contemporary style with antique colonial furniture and local textiles. Each room is named after a famous polo horse and most offer views over the imposing pampa or the polo fields. The Pulperia is the oldest building on the estate, dating back to the XVIIIth century and used as a shelter for horses and an inn for gauchos to gather. Now it stands as a unique hideaway for reading, relaxing and sharing a glass of wine with friends.
During your stay you can enjoy excursions on horseback or by carriage, mountain biking and spa treatments. La Bamba de Areco serves as the base for the international polo team that bears its name and you are welcome to watch the matches taking place almost daily during the season. Although it is not intended to be a polo school, arrangements can be made on request for guests who are experienced polo players. San Antonio de Areco, one of the oldest towns in Argentina, is located only 13km away and offers plenty to explore with its narrow colonial streets, churches, master silversmiths, museums and thriving gaucho heritage.
This beautiful property is steeped in history and authentic Argentine charm. It’s the perfect spot for some relaxation following a stay in Buenos Aires, a fantastic destination for polo players and an idyllic retreat for anyone looking to simply enjoy the good life.
Why we like it
Steeped in history
Authentic gaucho heritage
Polo fields, matches and ponies
Leatherwork and silversmiths in San Antonio de Areco