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Estancia La Portena de Areco

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were at Estancia la Portena for a "Country Day" in January 2016. The place is very nice - clean, well kept and managed with nice and helpful staff. Their Country Day includes many activities, out of which I liked the most the gaucho singing and dancing, asado (traditional barbecue) and horse-riding - which was adjusted to our needs and... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We booked our tour with Wander Tours. Chris picked us up bright and early and off we went. We had about an 1 to 1.5 hour drive, we enjoyed seeing the country side. We turned onto a beautiful tree lined driveway. The home we saw in front of us was once lived in by Ricardo Guicaldes who wrote Don Segundo... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We want to say thanks to the Gonzalo, Catalina, and their wonderful team at La Porteña for a fantastic stay. Everyone treated us warmly and extremely well from the moment we arrived, especially Monica. The grounds are historic and beautiful. We hope to see you again in the future! Justin, Natalia and Matias

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We took a day trip to the town of San Antonio de Areco and spent most of the day at this wonderful estancia. It was a Sunday but our group was small just us and another couple. We had wonderful welcoming food, went riding, learnt all about the farm and saw the animals pigs, horses etc. had an amazing lunch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a relaxing few days at this traditional estancia which is about an hour from Buenos Aires. The estancia arranged a private airport pick up and return transfer at a much lower cost than that offered from a well known taxi company. It takes around an hour from Aeroparque (Jorge Newberry domestic airport) or an hour and a half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

As a break from our time spent in Buenos Aires, my fiancée and I visited La Porteña on an overnight trip in January, accompanied by my sister, her husband, and their seven-month old son. It was a wonderful experience that we all enjoyed. Here's what to expect - a warm and welcoming staff who make truly make you feel relaxed... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My mother and I enjoyed the day riding horses and eating a delicious home made argentine bbq complete with chimichurri and steak. It was absolutely beautiful - we even tried the traditional tea, yerba mate with the very pleasant staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We spent our last two nights of a 2 week trip to Buenos Aires at Estancia La Portena de Areco. It is a fabulous old ranch with a true feeling from a historic era. The grounds are lovely, and the home has great character. It is not luxurious or modern, but very comfortable with everything you need, including wifi. The... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a phantastic place to escape from Buenos Aires. We spent one day at the estancia and enjoyed the area, the many attractive activities, excellent food and extraordinary charming staff. Should we go to Buenos Aires again, we certainly would visit the estancia again! We can highly recommend this place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you are looking for quality accommodation this is not for you. However if you are after a real taste of an old style ranch this is it. My title of mixed feelings is because we encountered a few problems especially with the electricity which was intermittent. On our second day a lot more people arrived which made the atmosphere... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Estancia La Portena de Areco

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
Price Range: $267 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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