A couple of hours east of Buenos Aires in the heart of the Pampas is the town of San Antonio de Areco. Since 1939 the town has played host to the Fiesta de la Tradicion, the oldest Gaucho festival in Argentina. Celebrated in November, this is one of the liveliest festivals in the country. Traditional dancing and music play a big part throughout the week, but most visit to see the impressive gaucho demonstrations and bronco riding. The parade attended by gauchos dressed in bombachas is a must. If this doesn’t sound quite like your thing, it’s worth visiting for the food alone. Huge asado barbeques cooking beef in the traditional way over fire takes place at the Parque Criollo each day.
Set in the peaceful countryside outside of San Antonio de Areco, the charming six room La Sofia Estancia is the perfect place to stay during your visit. It’s the personal touches like one to one polo lessons, beautiful food and wine that make this Estancia so special. Spanish colonial elegance and traditional style accommodation are the hall marks of the Estancia.
Select Latin America are running a package between the 6th and 8th November 2015 combining at stay at La Sofia Estancia with visits to the Fiesta de la Tradicion. During this two night package you can get involved in the activities of the festival, watching the gaucho demonstrations and parade, whilst also spending some private time away from the crowds, walking in the countryside, learning gaucho riding techniques and polo.
For more information about the festival, Estancia or package get in touch with us.