We had a very unfortunate experience that I would like to share to all travelers intending to come and visit this estancia.
First of all the estancia is located in a beautiful part of Argentina. There is a long 90 minute drive from La Cumbre along a windy, bumpy road. The estancia is literally found in the middle of nowhere, with no neighbors nearby.
Apon arrival, my girlfriend, son and I were greeted warmly, given a brief tour, served lunch and then we spent the afternoon at the river. There was only the estancia owner and employee's daughter in the estancia when we arrived, and then the owner took off into town, leaving just her worker's daughter in the estancia. Later that evening, my girlfriend noticed that a chocolate bar was missing from our room, so, I was questioned as to why I did not save any for her. I explained that I didn't take the chocolate, and I had no idea where it was.
Later that evening, two different groups of people came to stay at the estancia, filling two rooms.
The next day during breakfast, the French group were very upset and stated that they had 5 sweaters, female underwear, and other clothes that were taken from their room. Upon hearing this, my girlfriend and I checked our bags and found that there were some items of clothing that were also missing.
After doing some investigating, and through process of elimination, we found that the only person who was at the estancia for both circumstances of theft was the daughter of the bosses's employee. I immediately confronted the estancia boss and explained the situation and that indeed the only person at the estancia for both incidents was her employee's daughter. We explained that all the stolen items were ladies clothes, so, it was not something a man would want to steal. I was very direct and to the point with the owner and said that all I wanted were the exact items returned to both myself, as well as the French group.
In the end, the owner denied everything, we never got our clothes back, and we left very disappointed.
I would not recommend anyone staying at this estancia. We felt it was unprofessional, they did not do anything to rectify the problem and offered no compensation.
Please note that I am not one to leave messages on Trip Advisor, but, after having this happen to us and our French friends, I simply wanted to give warning to people who thought of coming here.
- Also Known As:
- Estancia Puesto Viejo Argentina/San Marcos Sierras, Province Of Cordoba