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Estancia La Portena de Areco

Ruta 8 km 110 cruce con Ruta 41, San Antonio de Areco 0, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We traveled to the Estancia from Buenos Aires and stayed for 2 nights and stayed in the small house. The houses and the rooms are nice, clean and full of history. When you arrive, its a bit odd that there is no real introduction or explanation of what you will do while on the Estancia. We had dinner and wine... More

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33 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I visited the Estancia La Porteña with my family at the beginning of the Southern Hemisphere fall: the weather was still OK, but I guess that the place gives its best in the summer. You can either opt for a “día de campo” (you spend the day at the Estancia without settling in for the night), or take a room... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My wife and our two kids had a day trip at the Estancia.... The setting was fabulous and they was plenty of things for the kids to do... Whether playing on the swings, in the abandoned truck or horse riding in the substantive grounds. The horse riding was pretty relaxing and was a pretty good experience for absolute beginners.... Word... More

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Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Estancia for a day trip. We arrived around noon after a tour of the town of San Areco and were welcomed by Catalina. We were offered wine and coke and empanadas and asked to relax for 15-20 mins before going for a horse ride. The empanadas were delicious! On our return we were... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stayed in the Estancia in March 2014 for a day and night and had mixed feelings about our stay. We really liked the Estancia and the surroundings, the houses really breathe with atmosphere of an old 19th century estate and we liked our room a lot. We did enjoy our stay and the owners company and attention at the... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We spent 48 hours here in what is literally a little corner of paradise. I'm not big on superlatives but this estancia is just the best. The day is spent with various activities (horse riding, little shows, feeding the animals) but the competition is strong to also just sit in the garden and take in the surroundings. We would go... More

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

For a foreign traveler who is first time in Argentina, this was a perfect place to get to know something about the gaucho culture and get to see the beautiful Argentinian countryside. I was really impressed from the first moment we landed on the farm, by the warm welcome, by the beautiful buildings, and of course by the the surrounding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

La Portena is exactly what I was looking for when I came to Argentina. It's a place when you forget the stress of the city, and you will never wanna leave! The people there are very welcoming and will make you feel at home the minute you get there. The Estancia is full of history, with beautiful buildings in this... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We went straight from the Airport to the Estancia and it was magic. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings charming. Plenty of history, but the key is nature. Thanks to Catalina and her lovely family, our first steps in Argentina were wonderful. Food was delicious and plentiful and everyone in the staff made us feel welcome and was very... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This estate is full of history and details to discover. Owned some years ago, by Ricardo Guiraldes, well-known Argentinean author of Don Segundo Sombra, a book that recounts the story of gaucho life, this farm still keeps the flavor of gauchos. The current owners (young couple Gonzalo and Catalina) are your main hosts, very helpful and service oriented. Horseback riding... More

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Address: Ruta 8 km 110 cruce con Ruta 41, San Antonio de Areco 0, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Central Argentina > Province of Buenos Aires > San Antonio de Areco
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A beautiful 180-year old Argentinian “Estancia” (ranch) considered the oldest and most traditional in the area. The place where the famous writer Ricardo Güiraldes, author of the internationally-acclaimed novel “Don Segundo Sombra”, spent part of his life. The actual site where he found inspiration to write about the “gauchos” to whom he rendered tribute by making them popular. La Porteña was declared National Historic Monument for its unique Argentine Creole style with thick walls made of adobe. In 1969 the place was chosen for the making of the film version of “Don Segundo Sombra”. Chosen as ¨1,000 places to see before you die¨ by Patricia Schultz. About the Ranch: Located in the district of San Antonio de Areco, the Estancia is only 50 minutes away from Buenos Aires City. This unique typical Argentinean Estancia is considered one of the most beautiful and traditional in the country for its history, architecture and surrounding natural beauty. The main house was built in the 19th century and the park around it was designed by the French landscape professional Charles Thays. Distinguished and prestigious personalities from the world of art and culture spent pleasant seasons in “La Porteña”: Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Gardel, Victoria Ocampo, Count Keyserling, Rabindranath Tagore, Garry Kimovich Kasparov and Pedro Figari among others, enjoyed the hospitality extended to them by the Güiraldes Family. ... more   less 
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