Pampas Towns & Estancias






Argentina’s Pampas

The Pampas are South America’s fertile plains, extending from the Andes to the Atlantic. Throughout these rolling prairies, gauchos (cowboys) raise world-famous, grass-fed cattle. The countryside around Buenos Aires is dotted with charming rural towns and historic ranches. Day trips and overnight stays can be arranged.

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San Antonio de Areco

Founded in 1730, San Antonio de Areco is located 75 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, on the tree-lined Ruta Nacional 8. It’s quiet square is lined with shops selling hand-woven blankets and traditional clothing. Masterful silver and leatherwork are also produced here.

A notable highlight, the local Museo Gauchesco Ricardo Güiraldes is dedicated to pampas culture and named after the author of the classic novel Don Segundo Sombra. Outside of town, a handful of private estancias (ranches) open their gates to outside visitors.

San Miguel del Monte

San Miguel del Monte, a lakeside town surrounded by farms, is located 60 miles (90 minutes) south of Buenos Aires on Route 3. Here, elegant ranches offer polo lessons, wing shooting, fishing trips, and fine dining. In the nearby town of Ranchos, master silversmiths create museum-quality candlesticks and jewelry.

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What to do in the Pampas

Guests to the Pampas Estancias can enjoy activities through an overnight stay or as a daytrip from Buenos Aires. Activities include:

  • Horseback Riding
  • Demonstrations Of Gaucho Equestrian Skill
  • Polo Lessons
  • Traditional Asado Barbeque
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Carriage Rides
  • Biking
  • Fishing

Guests to these Estancias also have access to their swimming pools, perfect to escape Buenos Aires’ heat during the Summer months.

What is the Weather Like?

The pampas are generally sunny year-round, with an average humidity of 80%. Similar to Buenos Aires the summer months (December till March) are hot and humid, with highs around 80°F. The winter months (June and July) are cooler, with highs around 60°F.

These averages are changing, please check extended weather forecasts using your favorite weather app prior to departure.

Getting There

Most Estancias are located approximately 90 minutes away from Buenos Aires, with normal traffic conditions. Private helicopter services between Buenos Aires and San Miguel del Monte or San Antonio de Areco are also available.

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How to combine the Pampas

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