Tourists may experience a wide array of recreational options and relax to enjoy Argentina minutes away from Buenos Aires. Horseback rides, polo games, hiking trails, bicycles, a swimming-pool and, of course, the Argentinian countryside.
Is it possible to see Argentina in one week? Maybe it is a hard task due to the great deal of unimaginable landscapes hidden throughout this wonderful country, but when it comes to becoming an Argentinian <i>“gaucho”</i> for a while, Puesto Viejo Estancia is the perfect place to understand local idiosyncrasy.
A Little Bit of Everything and Much More
Besides the beauty of the facilities, which include the Hotel and the Club House, this <i>estancia</i> offers a wide range of recreational activities, to be enjoyed both during the day and in the evenings both by guests and day visitors.
Those who have always dreamed of learning how to dance the traditional Argentinian folklore tunes or the strict codes of sensual tango must know that that dream can come true at this place. Whether taking individual or group lessons, guests are guaranteed the essential knowledge necessary to make these dances part of their life.
In addition, one of the best cuisines in the world is available at the facilities.
Excellent Argentinian beef and wines are perfectly combined and served with other delicacies that include everything from hearty breakfasts to pasta, vegetables and regional specialties, such as organically raised lamb.
Horseback riding enthusiasts may take lessons in the venue and ride some of the impressive horses that will make them true horsemen.
Over five thousand trees, including conifers, eucalyptus, willows and silk floss trees, have been planted at Puesto Viejo. Likewise, there are small sites for guests to enjoy bird-watching, potting <i>churrinches</i>, <i>chimangos</i> or several kinds of owl, such as <i>lechuzas</i> and <i>caburés</i>.
There is also the possibility of experiencing polo and playing a game for the first time. Puesto Viejo Polo Club is open all year long. It is the seat of 12 tournaments a year, ranging from 4 to 12 goals, both for locals and guest teams. There are also practice games every week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays). These are ideal for visitors to Buenos Aires who do not wish to leave Argentina without having learned to play this marvelous sport known worldwide. The experience is called “Days of Polo at Puesto Viejo” and it is one of the most popular activities among tourists in search of an excuse to visit the <i>estancia</i>.
The <i>estancia</i> offers countless bicycles (including models for kids) for guests to get lost around the hectares and trails of the venue, discovering noises, relishing aromas and beholding the irresistible wildlife.
Our Hotel and Club House
The name Puesto Viejo Estancia was given to the construction dwelled by the <i>gaucho</i> that kept an eye on the <i>estancia</i> territory. It lay far away from the <i>estancia/i> shell. Even though the facilities have been fully conditioned according to modern comfort standards, the location of the house and the experience of dwelling in it are completely authentic. The hotel was completely refurbished in the winter of 2011.
The 10 en-suite bedrooms, named after the owner´s favorite horses, have been individually designed and decorated with antiques from local markets.
The purpose of this change was to highlight the eclectic feeling of the venue.
The living-room at Puesto Viejo Estancia has a fireplace, WiFi and a library. It is a fantastic place to rest after a day tour in the surroundings.
Upon arrival, guests may find this place has been designed to impress. Visitors follow a private path that crosses the sculpture garden and reaches the large ancient gates and a beautiful fountain. There is also a special area for social events. The solid entrance gates open up onto the <i>art deco</i> hall and an elegant bar whose final touch is a huge crystal chandelier. The French windows in the main hall enhance the imposing views over the polo field and the rest of the scene.
Besides all this luxury, a delightful 8×12 infinite edge pool overlooks the polo field. There is also a separate pool for children intended to create an exclusive safe area.
Puesto Viejo Estancia Club House was inaugurated in the spring of 2011. This modern two-story building was specifically designed to house a wide array of social and corporate events in the heart of the countryside. The main hall can accommodate 160 guests during a banquet and 400 guests during a cocktail.
Likewise, the flexible Casa Club format, which includes an outdoor terrace and adjoining bar, makes it possible to accommodate 800 people The entire Club House is prepared to hold events for 400 guests. The dancing floor, the elevated DJ platform and the top-quality sound and illumination system guarantee that a celebration held at Puesto Viejo Estancia will certainly be an affair to remember.
For all these and many more reasons, Puesto Viejo Estancia is a fabulous place lying less than one hour away from the <i>porteño</i> downtown to be enjoyed with the family, with co-workers or during a business trip.