Polo Season in Argentina at Casas Latinas

Polo Season in Argentina at Casas Latinas

Latin American specialist Casas Latinas has two very special properties available for exclusive hire in Argentina.

Experience the charms of Argentinian gaucho traditions and ride horses at luxury Chateau Estancia La Fortuna in The Pampas region and sample the cultural highlights of Buenos Aires at Alvear Design Guest House - a super stylish apartment with views of the Vatican Embassy and Recoleta.

Estancia La Fortuna: Luxury French style Chateau in the Pampas

Polo season in Argentina runs from October to December, with the three most important tournaments, known as The Triple Crown, played in Buenos Aires. Visitors to Estancia La Fortuna get the chance to improve their equestrian skills and see some of the best polo ponies in training.

Located in Salto, just two hours from Buenos Aires, the remarkable Estancia La Fortuna is a stunning French style chateau that distils the charms of Argentinian gaucho cultural traditions in a truly beautiful setting. The perfect destination for equestrian lovers, Estancia La Fortuna is rooted in gaucho heritage and horses from some of the most prestigious English polo tournaments are trained here. A typical day at La Fortuna might include a horseback ride through the grounds (suitable for beginners), accompanied by one of the gauchos who work on the ranch.

The lush, fertile flat lands that surround Buenos Aires are called the Pampas. Home to the infamous “Gaucho” – a nomadic farmhand thought to be a descendant of the Romany, the Pampas famous fertile grasslands are home to the horses and cattle that make up the mainstay of Argentina’s economy. Signs of ranch life are everywhere, from the cattle grazing to the gauchos working the wide-open spaces.

Estancia La Fortuna, in the heart of the Pampas, was built in 1873, near Salto in Argentina, was designed by French architect Le Bergere for its French Argentinian owners and is suitable for up to 16 people in 7 luxurious suites with interiors that combine antiques with a modern and luxurious style. Oozing elegance and history from every corner, La Fortuna has the feel of a grand old country house, with works of art and fine furnishings from Argentina's glorious Belle Epoque at the turn of the century.

Housing a library, a billiard room, an observatory with a telescope for star spotting, a private cinema, a baby grand piano and a basement with an impressive wine cellar, property is fully air-conditioned and underfloor heating with Wi-Fi, swimming pool and outdoor barbecue.

An on-site dedicated team with a local house manager, concierge, cook, gardeners, and gauchos will cater to the kind of experience you are looking for, whether that’s a picnic under the shade of a tree, an elegant afternoon tea in the formal dining room or a barbecue for 120 in the stable.

Prices for La Fortuna start at 4,000 USD with full board, per day (2 night minimum stay)

Alvear Design Apartment:  Mid-century modern design gem perfect for a stylish Buenos Aires weekend- with stunning views of the Vatican Embassy

Alvear Design Apartment is in the heart of the elegant historical neighbourhood of Recoleta. Perfect for two people, the property has been curated to feel like a sophisticated home and the perfect city-break accommodation for a weekend or a short break.

Decorated with mid-century modern pieces, the interiors look is bright and colourful, inspired by art and design, with a mixture of contemporary and vintage furnishings. Rich wooden parquet floors are offset by vibrant green painted walls with an open plan interior and a luxurious well-appointed state-of-the-art kitchen. Books, visual and audio equipment are available for use. The bedroom has stunning views from the private balcony of the Recoleta and the majestic Vatican Embassy. The house has two private outdoor spaces - both balconies are a small urban oasis, with stunning views.

As far as classic neighbourhoods go, few can beat Recoleta. It’s surprisingly diverse, offering a wide array of experiences. It is home to one of the world’s most often visited cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried, but also gourmet heaven with everything to choose from fine dining to street food and craft cocktails, not to mention tangoing until dawn. Whilst you are there check out the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to see Rembrandts, Titian, and Monet, as well as some incredible local art.

Alvear is situated an hour drive from international airport and 15 minutes’ drive from domestic airport.

Prices for Alvear start at 900 USD (1 week minimum stay)

For bookings email  nbarbato@casas-latinas.com