Our stay at Estancia El Puesto was arguably the most enjoyable part of our 3 week stay in Argentina. We spent 2 nights at El Puesto, the first night spent with just the 2 of us with Daniele (the Estancia Manager), his wife Maria (the Estancia owners daughter) and their daughter Manuela. It was such a pleasure to spend some time hearing about them and their lives, as well as getting to eat some wonderful food and drink some fantastic Argentinean wines from the region.
The second day we were joined by another guest, and the Estancia owner Raul. Once again lots of eating and drinking were involved, accompanied by the hospitality of Raul and Daniele (Maria & Manuela had to return to Mendoza).
Other than relaxing, eating and drinking, we of course went horse riding. Neither of us are big (or good) horse riders, however we loved every moment of it. The horses had a fantastic temperament and the trails we went on were varied, with spectacular views of the Andes and the surrounding Uco Valley. The resident gaucho Polo was a great guide on each of our rides, and fantastic on the Asado/BBQ!
All-in-all, we had the most amazing time and can't recommend Estancia El Puesto highly enough, the tranquil setting, the amazing food, the breathtaking scenery and the unforgettable hospitality.
We hope to return one day, perhaps even to do the Andes crossing...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Settled in the middle of the Andes, El Puesto is a great place for all ages to enjoy the panoramic views, delicious meals & mendocinean wines, horse back riding with the best hosts Raul & Daniele. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Estancia El Puesto Tupungato, Argentina - Province Of Mendoza