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Estancia El Colibri

Córdoba, Argentina

Deemed a horse paradise, this posh estancia will give you a taste of country life in Argentina, in an elegant home-style way. Stationed on hundreds of acres of rolling grasslands an hour north of Córdoba near the Sierra Cordobese, after checking into the stately posada, the pace of life becomes slower, and you turn your rhythms to nature.

Suites have hand-carved four-poster beds with fireplaces that open onto the terrace with views of the countryside and active bird life. Saddle up with the resident gauchos, cowboys, to head into the hills towards the gorgeous Jesuit mission, Santa Catalina, nearby. Or meet up with resident polo expert, Mauro, to try your hand at this exciting sport. Catch a match if you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the season.

Food is sublime with farm-fresh produce from their organic garden, locally sourced grass fed meats, artisan cheeses and cured salami, homemade bread, and sinfully delicious dulce de leche. You could set off to play golf, dove hunt, or even have a massage, but something about this place invites you to perfect the simple pleasures of life—which sometimes means doing absolutely nothing.

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