Get a taste of traditional Argentinean life at the working Estancia Santa Cecilia in the south of the Misiones province.

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This historic homestead, built in 1908, is a peaceful retreat with original high ceilings, large galleries and antique trees. Just four en suite rooms are spread over two floors, with a lounge area (with large open fireplace) and dining room for guest use. Meals are typically Argentinean, utilising local produce and the farm's own beef, with barbeque lunches and torta frita in the afternoon.

The surrounding landscape is dominated by low hills and subtropical flora, which this estancia is determined to protect. With sustainable management of their cattle farm and forestry projects, they take social responsibility and environmental concerns seriously. Within this rich region, the Iguazu falls and Jesuit ruins are favourites with tourists, although there are many other activities to keep guests busy. See the local gauchos working and ride out with them, visit the Tacuru 18 hole country golf club, or take a leisurely walk along the Parana river at sunset. There is also a pool, solarium and board games at the estancia.

Why we love it

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Visit the local Garupa polo club to watch the experts play, and if you're brave enough, join in the fun.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

4

Eco Rating

4

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