Luxury Estancia Steeped in History with a Fantastic Atmosphere

Argentina Holidays would not be the same without a stay in a traditional Estancia. Back in 1830, Estancia La Bamba de Areco lay on the “Camino Real” (Royal Road) that connected Buenos Aires to Northern Argentina. Today, this is one of the oldest Argentine estancias (ranches) in the area.

Its main building with a guard tower, stables and 200 year old park are part of the history and birthplace of the Gaucho (Argentine cowboy). The Estancia's name comes from the Celtic word “Bahamba” which means "place of rest and hospitality"” and Estancia La Bamba de Areco was a pioneer in opening its doors to welcome guests. It has been receiving visitors from around the globe since the 1980s and underwent a complete update and renovation of its facilities in 2009, giving the Estancia a luxurious makeover.

Guestrooms and suites feature dark hard-wood floors, antique colonial furniture, art works and local fabrics. All rooms are non-smoking and look onto the park, shaded patios, or the polo fields. The oldest building in the Estancia is the18th century “La Pulperia” where horses and carriages found shelter and rest. It eventually became the place for gaucho gatherings where they would sing, dance or dine. Today it is a cosy retreat for reading, relaxing, or enjoying a glass of wine or a cup of tea.

Although it is not a working Estancia, La Bamba de Areco is a luxurious Estancia experience and focuses on service and gastronomy. Ride one of the Estancia's horses, watch some polo, enjoy a nice Asado barbeque or simply relax and take in the surrounding areas. 


  • Luxurious Estancia experience

  • Easily accessible from Buenos Aires in San Antonio de Areco

  • Excellent service and high ratio of staff to guests

  • Full Board experience and delicious meals and snacks included

  • Elegant rooms finished to a high standard

In Our Opinion

"Holidays in Argentina are not complete without  an  Estancia experience and La Bamba offers you the opportunity to do this in style at this luxury and charming lodge"

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Estancia La Bamba de Areco keeps its original charm and its facilities shine in all its original grandeur! Service levels are second to none with staff on hand for everything with the most acute attention to detail helping you enjoy your holiday in Argentina. Staying at the Estancia includes;

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner with beverages

  • Excursions on horseback, by carriage, or mountain bike 

  • Argentine bowls game

  • Swimming pool 

  • Walks to the surrounding areas

Other activites that have a charge locally include;

  • Hot stone massages

  • Beauty Treatments

  • Polo practice sessions (during Polo season)

  • Gaucho skills demonstration

  • Live folklore dance & music

The Estancia itself has the following facilites

  • Air conditioning / heating

  • In-room security safe

  • Laundry

  • No telephone or TV - This is a break from 'real life'

  • DVD room and library

  • WiFi only in certain areas

Estancia La Bamba de Areco is a 1 1/2 hour drive out of downtown Buenos Aires, in the outskirts of the historical town of San Antonio de Areco, the birthplace of the Gaucho.

Located away from the main road, the Estancia is about 1.5kms up an unsealed road. Visiting San Antonio de Areco is like travelling back in time to the eighteenth century with narrow colonial streets, a square surrounding a town hall, a quiant church and traditional bars and museums. Master silversmiths open their workshops where hand-made silver pieces can be seen as well as artisans in action.

  • Buenos Aires - 117kms/1 1/2 hours approx 

  • Buenos Aires International Airport - 138kms/ 2 hours approx

  • San Antonio de Areco - 13kms/20 minutes approx 

The eleven rooms and suites at Estancia La Bamba de Areco are named after famous polo horses, and are furnished with dark wooden floors and antique colonial furniture. Art works, local textiles and modern art combine to create understated elegance and harmonious luxury. There are 4 room types consisting of the Pampa Room, Colonial Room, Suite Colonial and Suite Cottage.

All rooms are non-smoking and air-conditioned, and look out onto the park, shaded patios, the imposing pampa or the polo fields. Each room comes with King-sized bed, fine Egyptian linen, safes for valuables and amenities for the discerning traveller. However, so not to spoil the ambience of the Estancia, there are no televisions or telephones.

  • Check-In: 3pm

  • Check-Out: 11am

Activities include;

  • Horseback riding

  • Trekking

  • Carriage drives

  • "Yerra" (cattle)

  • Fishing

  • Bird sight-seeing

  • Golf / tennis (8kms away)

  • Tour-guided visits to San Antonio de Areco Museum and Ricardo Güiraldes Creole Park

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