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Idyllic Working Estancia set in acres of beautiful grounds

For those looking for Argentina holidays with a traditional experience Estancia La Bandada (formerly Candelaria del Monte) is the perfect choice. Sitting on nearly 200 acres of land, tucked away in the heart of the “gaucho country” (the famous pampas), and set amidst century old trees, sits this beautifully authentic estancia.

Estancia La Bandada del Monte is an authentic Colonial style ranch located 90-minutes from downtown Buenos Aires. The estate belongs to the Goñi family and the country house was rebuilt by Sebastián Goñi and opened to guests in 2004.

This intimate four-bedroom and two-suite estancia is surrounded by grounds first laid out in the 1830s that are dotted with ancient oak and pine trees. The rooms are decorated in-keeping with the tradition of an Argentine ranch at the turn of the century, and many of the furnishings date back to the 19th century.

The ranch features almost 200 acres of pasturelands and a peaceful atmosphere where guests can spend time relaxing in the swimming pool, playing paddle tennis or taking a horse-carriage ride. Horses are also available to ride under the shady trees or in the open fields of the ranch. Polo lessons for beginners or for advanced players who wish to improve their skills are offered at an extra charge.

Spa treatments and tango lessons are also available upon request. Guests can enjoy exquisite meals at Estancia La Bandada - traditional local dishes including the asado (barbeque) with the best cuts of beef, puchero (stew) and empanadas (turn-over pies) are some of the options that are served at the Estancia and paired with fine Argentine wine.


  • Working estancia set in acres of beautiful grounds

  • Lovely colonial characteristics

  • Unique and individual rooms

  • First class service

  • Well reviewed

In Our Opinion

"For those looking for Argentina holidays to relax and to enjoy good food, company, wildlife and excellent hospitality, the Estancia La Bandada won't disappoint." 

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