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Gaucho day trip

San Antonio de Areco

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Why locals love it

San Antonio de Areco, a small town situated 1.5-2 hours drive outside of the captial, is Argentina personified: gauchos; leather goods, 'mate' by the river and parillas on every corner. It's a perfect day trip or even better, to stay a few nights and really soak up the laid back atmosphere and extremely delicious (and much cheaper) food.

Why you should visit it

As beautiful and exciting as Buenos Aires is, there's a lot more to Argentina that is to be discovered and if you're looking to get a taste of the gaucho lifestyle then you must take a visit to San Antonio... Or even go one step further and stay at a nearby Estancia (there are many not far from San Antonio) and experience life in 'el campo'.

Special tip

Check out the Gaucho Festival held here every November (weather permitting!)

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This is one not to be missed experience! I wrote it into an article I did that explains why you have to experience the Gaucho life before you leave Argentina.
August 30, 2019
one of the best places to know the roots of argentina culture and "gauchos" traditions
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Traditional town
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