Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Estancia Dos Lunas
My family broke up our move to Mendoza by taking a side trip to an Estancia north of Córdoba in the Jesus Maria region.
I have to say, our 4 day stay at Estancia Dos Lunas was one of the best stays I have had anywhere in the world. It was the perfect balance between relaxation and fun. It helped that for most of our stay we had the whole place to ourselves.
The estancia is run by Gonzalo and Lorena, a young couple from Buenos Aires who were very warm and friendly. They made sure that we were always taken care of.
The stay included all meals and several activities on the estancia. We mainly stuck to horseback riding and hiking. As you can see there were an endless supply of trails each with their own unique landscapes.
The area in parts looked like the hills and open spaces of Palo Alto, CA. Some of the red rocks and mountain parts looked like Colorado between Pikes Peak and Pueblo. But mostly, it reminded me of West Texas and the Hill Country.
I highly recommend a stay at an estancia if you ever make it to Argentina. It is a great way to see how an important part of Argentina's culture lived at one time.