Estancia La Margarita

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A Warm Welcome to Estancia La Margarita

As I sat in the peaceful parklands of La Margarita writing this information the words of many previous guests who have visited us came into my head.¬† Many ¬†have talked about why they loved it here so much, the peacefulness, the bird life and the chance to really chill out in an almost secret haven. Many talked about arriving here stressed out from travelling or work and leaving us with a renewed energy. Others talked about the chance to ride across the never ending pampas with ¬†wind in their hair and a never ending ¬†blue sky above ‚Äď a dream come true many said. I could go on and on but as I look around from my deckchair on the terrace with a never ending view in front of me I can see why this haven is so loved by those who came. I hope you give us the chance to show you as well.

Located just 280 kilometres from Buenos Aires, the location of the estancia is perfect for many visitors to take a short excursion into the famous pampas to ¬†experience the gaucho life. La Margarita is far enough away to avoid the crush of tourists suffered by estancias nearer to the capital, but close enough to enjoy a break in a wonderful location without ‚Äúthe madding crowd.‚ÄĚ

¬†Estancia La Margarita is not a day tripper estancia so ¬†you will not find hordes of tourists here nor will you find a programme of fake gaucho shows nor singing guitar¬†strumming¬†gauchos (although our¬†gauchos¬†have been know to break into song sometimes).¬† This is a traditional working estancia that has been sympathetically refurbished over the ¬†years to provide a comfortable and homely environment. We¬†are not a 5 star hotel¬†and we¬†don’t pretend that we are. However, we ¬†offer ¬†you ¬†a ¬†location ¬†you can ride out daily across the famously glorious pampas, breath ¬†pure fresh air, eat free range food ( you can even collect the eggs) and generally ¬†forget the stresses ¬†of city life for a few days – all in all you will have a ¬†true gaucho pampas location and¬†experience.

We often need volunteers so please have a look at our “volunteers programmes” section if you are interested

Working holidays . We also offer you the chance to have an inexpensive  working holiday here - stay for a week or two  helping with some jobs,  horse ride and become a gaucho for a week or two - have a look under our volunteer section for more details. 

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Full Catering Special Offers  

3 days/3 nights - 530US$ pp inclusive.  Take the coach from Retiro BA (fare not included) at 12.30pm in the  afternoon and  arrive around 5.30 p.m  in Tapalque where we  will meet you and  bring you to La Margarita. You will stay  for three nights in our lovely traditional  estancia house  leaving on the 4th day by coach that leaves at  2.15pm in the afternoon or 5.45pm ( you choose).  Included in the price are all  meals (lunch on the day you leave is included) with wine, horse riding  and late check out.   For more info please mail us

The hunting season has now started (ends August 15th) so if you are interested in a day or two’s ¬†hunting please don’t hesitate to ¬†contact us¬†

more offers below………………….


Video Tour – See La Margarita in Moving Pictures

Horses on La Margarita


Self – Catering Offer

 Special Self РCatering Offer    
 4 days/3 nights  only 140$US pp total price
  • You stay in a spacious room in our ¬†self catering accommodation with private bathroom. Room¬†has a small fully equipped kitchen plus ¬†wood burning stove. You can¬†also buy meals on the estancia if you don’t want to cook. ¬†Offer¬†includes ¬†daily horse¬†riding,¬†use of all facilities of La Margarita¬†¬†and¬†¬†free pick up from Tapalque to La Margarita. We are happy to take you to the local supermarket to buy ¬†food ¬†supplies if needed. ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†