Puesto Viejo is a charming estancia and polo club located in the rural town of Cañuelas, an hour outside of Buenos Aires where the expansive Argentine Pampas begin.
Puesto Viejo has extensive grounds, including woodland, polo pitches and a yew tree labyrinth maze.
There are 10 en-suite bedrooms all named after the owner’s favourite horses. Interiors are traditional and understated, true to the heritage of the estancia. Antiques are sourced from local markets while textiles are made by local artisans.
An open fire sits at the heart of the property, there’s a cosy library to relax in after a long day out in the fields.
Dinner, often a traditional Argentine is served in the shade of the plain trees or under the stars. True to Estancia culture, guests usually dine together, sharing travel stories or perhaps discussing strategies for afternoons on the pitch.
A fully professional polo club, there are practice matches held four times a week and there are 12 competitive and accessible tournaments throughout the year.
Guests staying for several days are welcome to play alongside members of the club and professional players of 2-6 goals.
For the avid polo player keen to experience the game in Argentina, there are full board polo holidays for immersion into the game.
Polo holidays are suitable for all abilities and experiences, following assessment, a personalized program of lessons, tactics, matches and chukkas is developed for each rider. Discover how to play the game like an Argentine and ride alongside true professionals.
Those with a shorter time frame may visit Puesto Viejo for the day, participating in two classes and watch polo club members play a match.
Classes are led by bilingual polo professional Julito Casares.
Hacks, known as cabalgatas are also organized. Beginners may ride a docile horse around the property and more experienced riders may go for a fast-paced canter outside of the Puesto Viejo’s grounds and into the Argentine pampas. There are moonlit rides followed by hearty barbecues under the stars.
Puesto Viejo makes for a great first or last stop in Argentina combining easily with Buenos Aires.