Pampas

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Sagrado Corazon Church showing religious elements, heritage architecture and a church or cathedral

Delve into the heart of Argentina’s gaucho traditions and relax at Atlantic coast beaches in this region of low-lying, fertile grasslands.

The Pampas is a sprawling area of grassy plains where the nomadic farming lifestyle of Argentina’s gauchos (cowboys) is at its most prominent. The Pampas stretches westward from the base of the Andean Mountains to the Atlantic coast. Its fertile lands make it an ideal place for cattle rearing, from which much of Argentina’s world-renowned steak originates. Experience cattle and cowboy life at an estancia (working ranch), explore reserves teeming with wildlife and enjoy some of the nation’s favorite beach towns.

At the heart of the region is La Pampa Province, the bread basket of gaucho heritage. Find European influences in the orderly capital of Santa Rosa and visit laid-back villages such as lakeside Casa de Piedra and 25 de Mayo. Go bird watching, horseback riding, hiking and hunting when staying at estancias located a short drive from Santa Rosa. Finish your day with a wood-fired asado (barbecue) accompanied with succulent meats and fine wine.

Spot varied wildlife and admire barren landscapes at the province’s protected reserves. Lihue Calel National Park is great for camping and hiking and shelters fox, Patagonian hare and wild cat. Walk amid calden forests, see herds of red deer and visit the historic Estancia San Hubero in Pedro Luro Park.

Travel west to the Atlantic shores of Buenos Aires Province. Take your pick of the bohemian surf spots, large resort towns and sleepy villages that spring to life during the summer months. Among these are Pinamar, Cariló, Villa Gesell, Mar del Plata and Miramar. Sample superb cheese and cured meats in Tandil, cruise the waterways of Tigre and wander the pretty cobblestone streets of San Antonio de Areco.

The Pampas region runs north to the southern edge of both Córdoba Province and Santa Fé Province. Discover more hiking opportunities in the rolling Sierras de Córdoba mountain range.

Reach the Pampas by flying to Santa Rosa Airport from Buenos Aires or taking long-haul buses from major Argentine cities. Extend your vacation by venturing into the Cuyo - Wine Region to explore bodegas around Mendoza Province and partake in adventure pursuits amid striking Andean landscapes.

Where to stay in Pampas

El Conquistador Hotel
El Conquistador Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Suipacha 948, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is $45 per night from Feb 16 to Feb 17
Located in Retiro, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street, Teatro Colon, and Galerias Pacifico. La Recova de Posadas and Obelisco are also within ...
3.9/5 Good! (985 reviews)
"Great location! Close to a lot of the touristic places. Easy check-in/out. Friendly staff. Security guard 24/7. Comfortable bed. Clean areas. Breakfast included. Quiet. We would definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

El Conquistador Hotel
Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires
4.5 out of 5
Av Macacha Guemes 351, Buenos Aires
The price is $166 per night from Feb 15 to Feb 16
Located in Puerto Madero, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Women's Bridge, Presidente Sarmiento Frigate Ship Museum, and Coleccion de Arte Amalia ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (982 reviews)
"The room was perfect, clean and big. The staff was nice."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2022

Hilton Buenos Aires
Alvear Art Hotel
Alvear Art Hotel
5 out of 5
Suipacha 1036, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is $200 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
This family-friendly Buenos Aires hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Florida Street and Teatro Colon. Galerias Pacifico and Obelisco ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (606 reviews)
"Comfy beds, blackout curtains jacuzzi tub!"

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2022

Alvear Art Hotel
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Top Rentals Cabello
Top Rentals Cabello
3.5 out of 5
Cabello 3620, Palermo, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
The price is $66 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in Palermo, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Parque Las Heras, Japanese Garden, and Palermo Soho. Plaza Italia and Planetario Galileo Galilei ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (10 reviews)
Great place in BA!
"This was a great place to stay at that was more than just your typical hotel room. The staff was super helpful and patient with us. Only complaint is that the location could have been a bit better for sight seeing, but the taxis are very affordable so it wasn't that big of a deal."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Top Rentals Cabello
Bulnes Eco Suites
Bulnes Eco Suites
4 out of 5
Bulnes 1905, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal
The price is $70 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
Located in Palermo, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Alto Palermo Shopping Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Palace of the Argentine National Congress ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (658 reviews)
"Excellent location and service."

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Bulnes Eco Suites
AQ Tailored Suites
AQ Tailored Suites
4 out of 5
Montevideo 937, Buenos Aires
The price is $117 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in Recoleta, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Teatro Colon, Florida Street, and Obelisco. Palace of the Argentine National Congress and Plaza ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (192 reviews)
"Everything was excellent the room was surprisingly comfortable and everything was wheelchair friendly. The staff were great!! Very attentive, friendly and super helpful. Thats why we are staying again in this hotel 🙂"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2021

AQ Tailored Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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