Argentine Pampas

The main focus of attention has always been the traditional Estancias that are nestled around the traditional gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco where a yearly festival is held and many of the traditional skills of silver and leather work are on view.

Part of the reason for this is the vast swathes of long, succulent grasses and open skies that make the perfect grazing territory for cattle and other livestock. The other part is for the types of people that this type of work attracts.

With fertile soil and rich grasses, the Pampas area has consistently provided for the rest of the country and, even with cattle prices falling, it still contributes highly to the Argentina national income.

The main focus of attention has always been the traditional Estancias that are nestled around the traditional gaucho town of San Antonio de Areco where a yearly festival is held and many of the traditional skills of silver and leather work are on view.

Today, however, there is a new breed of Estancia that is emerging that offers more of a sense of relaxation away from the city and, while still offering riding is more geared towards relaxation and respite.

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