We Recommend: Argentina Polo Day

(Photo by ARGENTINA POLO DAY)

One of Argentina’s great attractions is its equestrian culture, manifested in the game of Polo, which Argentine teams are internationally renowned for.

To really get to know Polo, and why not, play it,  Argentina Polo Day have  put together an excursion combining a taste of traditional foods and wines, relaxing and leisure by the pool and amidst nature, and of course horseback riding, polo lessons, polo matches and the chance to interact with some of the best local players and coaches.

The day begins with empanadas, wine and an explanation of the sport and the horses. After filling up a bit, professional players play a match with bilingual commentators explaining what is going on. After the game a typical asado is served and in the afternoon beginner polo lessons are taught and poolside relaxing encouraged, completing a day full of fun filled activities and local culture.

Argentina Polo Day takes place in a countryside setting at just a 45-minute car ride away from Buenos Aires, and transportation can be arranged if needed. The tours run every day and must be booked in advance.

 

Contact:

153 108 1025

ruben@argentinapoloday.com.ar

http://www.argentinapoloday.com.ar

 

Spring in Buenos Aires

Spring festivities are common in most countries as it is the season of renewal and rebirth. In Argentina, every 21st of September students celebrate their day and the arrival of spring by gathering in parks to share picnics and listen to live bands anticipating the months to come.

Buenos Aires is particularly nice in the spring as the moderate temperatures, flowering vegetation and wide range of activities bring it to life.

Some of the city´s spring highlights are:

The City Flowers:. The Palermo rose garden (Rosedal) is one of the most stunning parks of the city and is at its brightest in spring when its over 12000 variety of roses are in full bloom. The purple jacarandas also pop up paving the city streets with their unique purple flowers whilst the abundant orange blossoms perfume the air. There is also currently an exhibit of flower sculptures by local artists being displayed at the Plaza San Martin.

(Photo by ag2078)

High Handicap Polo Season:  Buenos Aires is known for it’s Polo tournaments which are held from the end of August to the beginning of December. More information on matches herePolo Elite also offers polo lessons and English speaking polo player guides for the tournaments.

(Photo by daveoleary)

Live music and performances: Spring is the season for international rock and pop acts and festivals, the Creamfields electronic festival, the independent theatre festival and jazz festival, all held through the months of September-December. More information of this year’s line-up and tickets here.

(Photo by alrom)

Spring is also a wonderful season for short trips to estancias, to Tigre and to small towns like San Antonio de Areco, amongst others. Outdoor tango is also danced in many parks at dusk and you’re sure to smell weekend asados comming from the peoples houses.