‘Leave your worries at the door. Here, there is only heart’ reads the hand-painted plaque at the threshold of El Puesto, one of Cordoba province‘s most enchanting treasures. This is not a place for room service and massages – more an ode to simple country life.
The deckchairs on the veranda and hammock in the garden are made for afternoon siestas, but days are generally spent riding out with Maxi, the El Puesto owner and one of Argentina’s most convivial hosts. Every detail is seamlessly coordinated, with surprise riverside picnics and barbecues set up at strategic points each day. Dinner is served at a 6-table bistro at the end of the drive, where old friends of Maxi’s cook up a storm for his guests. The whole experience is refreshingly unpretentious and often cited as a highlight of our guests’ time in Argentina.
Maintaining its tradition, El Puesto does not have a website and so visits can only be arranged through Maxi himself. As a long time friend of Harry Hasting’s, Plan South America is more than happy to open the doors of the estancia to those who want to feel the magical air of Cordoba for themselves and with the best of its company.